Malaysia’s Malindo Air has unveiled plans to launch its first flights to Australia.
The Kuala Lumpur-based carrier will commence services to Perth on 19 November 2015, initially operating the route daily using a 180-seat, two-class Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. The frequency will then increase to 11 times a week on 3 December.
“We are delighted to welcome the first Malindo Air service to Australia,” said Brad Geatches, CEO of Perth Airport. “Last year, more than 300,000 passengers travelled between Perth and Malaysia, and it remains our fifth largest international market.
“As the third carrier on the Perth to Kuala Lumpur route, Western Australians now have more options than ever before when travelling to Asia and onward to other destinations.”
Malindo Air is the Malaysian unit of fast-expanding Indonesia group, Lion Air. The launch of the Perth route will come just four days after the start of its new KL-Hong Kong service. The airline also serves destinations in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.