Malindo Air flying to India soon
In our earlier post, it was reported that Malindo Air is getting the authority approval to fly to Mumbai. Being one of the biggest potential market, India will provides Malindo Air huge traffic and as a start Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd is set to fly to Indian destinations as early as next month. Currently, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and AirAsia Bhd, are enjoying reputable load factors from India.
Malindo Air India Destinations
The first destination for Malindo Air in India is reported to be New Delhi and Mumbai by end of November. On top of this 2 India destinations, Malindo also aims to fly to three other destinations — Kochi, Chennai and Ahmedabad.
Malindo will operate the Indian flights through its fleet of eight Boeing aircraft. Malindo Air currently flies Malaysian routes and has international flights to Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Malindo Air is an affiliate of fast-growing Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air and since operations — has stirred the much-monopolised Malaysian aviation market, by offering competitive fares on hot routes with lucrative perks such as free snacks, luggage allowance and enlarged seat pitches.
The intensifying competition between Malindo and AirAsia is reported to be part of a wider battle for low-cost carrier dominance between AirAsia and privately held Lion Air, which has placed huge new aircraft orders and plans to use its dominance in Indonesia to expand in Asia.
We hope that Malindo Air flights to India will become a reality and can provide a competition to AirAsia and MAS.
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