6 September 2021
In support of the reopening of the tourism sector in Langkawi and to reinvigorate the national economy through the government’s travel bubble initiative from Sept16, Malindo Air will be offering six daily flights to the island.
The airline said in a statement today that five flights will be from the Subang Skypark and one from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Malindo Air currently operates two daily flights between Langkawi and Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah in Subang.
“In conjunction with the reopening of Langkawi to fully vaccinated passengers, and also in celebrating Malaysia Day, effective Sep 16, Malindo Air is offering a 15kg free baggage allowance to all Super Saver ticket holders travelling on all Malindo Air flights,” Malindo Air’s chief executive officer Captain Mushafiz Mustafa Bakri said.
“2021 has been another challenging year for our industry but conditions have started to improve.
“Looking ahead, we believe the reopening of Langkawi as a travel bubble will be of enormous value to the revival of the hardest hit aviation and tourism industry.
“We hope this restart will slowly help everyone to be back on their feet again,” Mushafiz said.
He said that Malindo Air will work hand in glove with the government, the Langkawi Development Authority and Tourism Malaysia, to ensure the new tourism initiative could eventually resume in a “safe and calibrated manner”.
“Our requirement that all our employees are fully-vaccinated creates a safer environment for our people and customers alike,” Mushafiz said.
“Travel will inevitably be more complex in the current Covid-19 period where customers are still required to observe standard operating procedures and certain protocols, and certain restrictions may still apply.”
Malindo Air also said that it has taken extreme safety precautions such as enhanced cabin cleaning and rigorous disinfecting.
“Every aircraft in the Malindo Air fleet is equipped with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, which remove more than 99.9 per cent of microbes in the air.
“Therefore, cabin air is refreshed every two to three minutes throughout the flight.”