Malindo Air opens bookings for new domestic route

by TMR / pic by TMR FILE

MALINDO Air said all bookings are now open for its new Kota Baru-Langkawi-Kota Baru service that will begin on Jan 27, 2022.

The four times a week service marks the airline’s new route into Langkawi in meeting the demand for domestic travel.

“We are very delighted to launch the only service between Kota Baru and our famous holiday destination of Langkawi. This new service is in response to the high demand by the public,” Malindo Air CEO Captain Mushafiz Mustafa Bakri said in a statement yesterday.

“We believe there are immense opportunities for future growth associated with this new connectivity. Langkawi is a tax-free haven. After all, the Langkawi pilot travel bubble had surely provided a much-needed respite for Malaysians to pursue their wanderlust again after almost two years of travel restrictions during the pandemic,” he added.

Promotional fares for one-way on this new route start from RM169, all-inclusive of 15kg free baggage allowance. In conjunction with the launch of this new route, the free baggage allowance is also extended to super saver ticket holders.

Flight OD1334 will depart Kota Baru at 10:15am and arrive at Langkawi at 11:20am — a journey that takes 1hour 5minutes. The return flight OD1335 will then depart Langkawi at 2:50pm and arrive at Kota Baru at 4:05pm.

This new service will be operated by our turbo-prop ATR72-600 aircraft, with a seating capacity of 72.

“This new route will not only attract the tourism industry but also business from visiting family and relatives) and the business community. We will work closely with Langkawi Development Authority, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia Kelantan and all the tourism agencies in both states.

“We believe the Kelantan government is focusing its efforts on attracting domestic tourists to the state to revive the Visit Kelantan campaign which has been derailed by the Covid-19,” said Mushafiz.