1 October 2014
Malindo Air aims to serve about 2.25 million passengers by year-end following the introduction of new routes, including to Singapore and Bandung, Indonesia.
Chief executive officer Chandran Ramamuthy said from November 3, Malindo Air will operate three flights a day to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2).
“We will also focus on increasing flight frequencies to recently-launched destinations such as Dhaka, Ahmedabad, Kochin and Bangkok.”
Last year, the airline flew about one million passengers.
“In the first half of the year, we achieved more than half of our target, and we are confident of hitting the target as the last three months are the peak season,” he said after the opening of Malindo’s new ticketing office at klia2 by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd senior general manager (operations) Datuk Azmi Murad yesterday.
The office is located at LS2-3-108, the same floor as the check-in counters.
“We want to make Malaysia a transit and tourism hub in Asean, and klia2 was built for the same purpose. Our new ticketing office complements our business strategy,” Chandran added.
Malindo Air had previously operated its Boeing 737-900ER jet services at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Five months ago, Malindo’s long haul operations shifted to klia2.
To date, Malindo Air operates six Boeing 737-900ER jets from klia2 to Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Indonesia.
Upon expansion of its fleet, Malindo Air plans to spread its wing to China, focusing on the southern region.
“We expect delivery of two more Boeing jets, this month and in December. These would service long-haul flights.
“For shorter flights, we recently took delivery of our 10th ATR 72-600, which operates from our Subang SkyPark hub,” he said.
Malindo Air is an affiliate of Indonesia’s Lion Group.
Original Source: my.news.yahoo.com
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