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Perth first for Malaysian newcomer

Last Thursday, November 19, Perth became the first Australian city to welcome Malaysian-based hybrid airline, Malindo Air.

The airline’s hybrid concept is a cross between a low cost and premium carrier. It combines inflight services like baggage allowance, onboard Wi-Fi, meals and in-flight entertainment with affordable all-inclusive airfares, similar in price to those offered by budget airlines. The airline also offers an executive lounge at Malaysia’s KLA2 airport.


Speaking to travel agents, media and partners at a cocktail function at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy stressed how pleased the airline was to add Australia to its network.


Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy

“We are extremely excited about launching a new 11 times weekly service between Perth and Kuala Lumpur and to name Perth as our first Australian destination in our growing network. With Australia, we now fly to eight countries and that is an achievement we are very proud of as a young airline,” he said.


“We are confident that our hybrid concept of offering services that match full-service airlines while keeping airfares competitively low will entice frequent commuters between Perth and Malaysia.”


Deployed on this route will be the narrow-body Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with a seat capacity of 180 – 12 in business class and 168 in economy. At five hours and 50 minutes, the flight is the longest from the carrier’s main hub in KL.


Malindo Air cabin crew
Malindo Air economy class

Currently, travellers are being offered promotional one-way fares starting from $AU299 for economy class and $AU589 for business class, inclusive of all on-board perks such as baggage allowance up to 40kg, entertainment, a meal and light refreshments.


Bookings can be made online at, through appointed travel agents or via the Malindo Air App, available for download on Google Play and through the Apple App Store.


Written by: Jessica Zoiti
Published: 23 November 2015

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