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KUALA LUMPUR – Malindo Air is offering two million promotional seats in economy and business class during its Mid-Year Mega Sales, with travel validity from July 1, 2017 until March 31, 2018.

The promotional fares, which range from RM69 to RM1,999 are available from now to May 21, 2017 and valid for all purchases made online, over the counter at all Malindo Air ticketing offices, and through travel agencies, the airline said in a statement here today.

It said the attractive fares are applicable to Malaysian domestic flights, and to Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

“We have also launched our global sales concurrently for flights from Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to Kuala Lumpur for both economy and business class seats,” said Chief Executive Officer, Chandran Rama Muthy.

For bookings and enquiries, customers may visit malindoair.com, email Customer Care Centre at [email protected], or call +603-7841 5388 from 8 am to 10 pm daily. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – Malindo Air has appointed Travel Point LLC, Oman’s largest travel and hospitality company, as its general sales agent in Oman, with immediate effect.

In a statement today, the airline said the appointment signified its commitment to expand its presence to the international network by allowing easy access to its product and services to the Omani market.

Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chandran Rama Muthy, said the airline aimed to grow a stronger network that would connect its passengers to more destinations.

“Our partnership with Oman Air will serve the market for leisure, business, pilgrimage, medical tourism and more.

“We aim to build a stronger market presence and be the airline of choice with the support from Travel Point and we look forward to welcome more passengers from Oman,” he added.

Commenting on the partnership, Travel Point CEO, Sunil Prabhakar, said with attractive fares and premium services, Malindo Air had witnessed rapid growth and significant expansion of its route network in a short span of time.

“We are happy to partner with Malindo Air and we will endeavour to leverage this service and offer the travellers in Oman fantastic prices to Malindo Air’s current destinations,” he added.

The recent winner of CAPA’s 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year, the airline is offering baggage allowance of 30 kilogrammes (kg) for Economy Class and 40 kg for Business Class, in-flight entertainment, in-flight meal and optional wi-fi.

Currently, Malindo Air has 800 flights weekly to over 40 destinations. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – Malindo Air has received thes International Air Transport Association (IATA) membership certificate.

Prior to attaining this membership, Malindo Air had been certified by the IATA Operational Safety Audit, an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control system of an airline, it said in a statement today.

Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said Malindo Air would create better values and achieve more by being an IATA member.

“We have continued to set ourselves at par with the international aviation standard, and we hope to raise the bar collectively with our partners in the industry,” he said.

With the latest membership, IATA now has 274 members from 117 countries across the globe. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – Malindo Air, in expanding its international network, will launch a four-times weekly service between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket, Thailand, on Nov 10.

The airline said the Malindo Air flight OD 540 would depart from Kuala Lumpur at 2.45 pm and arrive in Phuket at 3.10 pm local time.

The return flight would depart Phuket at 3.55 pm and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 6.25 pm.

In a statement today, the airline said the route would be operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft which would have a capacity of 12 business class and 150 economy class seats.

The flights are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said the airline was excited to continue with its expansion plan by introducing Phuket as the latest destination.

He said Phuket was a popular holiday spot for tourists from all over the world and a favourite among Malaysians.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he said would remain as an important gateway for connectivity to other destinations.

“This is another milestone for us. Our innovative services will only stimulate the tourism sector further for both inbound and outbound between these two tourist destinations,” he said.

Malaysia received 1.17 million visitors from Thailand so far this year and about 1.5 million Malaysians were recorded as visitors to Thailand, Chandran said.

The airline said bookings were now open for this new service, with the introductory promotional fares from Kuala Lumpur-Phuket starting from RM139 for the economy class and RM599 for the business class one-way fare, all inclusive.

The promotional fares would include free baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment and light refreshments. – BERNAMA

PETALING JAYA: The Malindo Travel Fair is back, offering low fares to some 28 destinations.

The promotion is valid from Monday till Sept 11 for travel between Aug 29, 2016 and Apr 30, 2017.

Among the offers are flights to Medan from RM9, and flights to Bangkok and Hong Kong from RM69 and RM149, respectively.

Prices include in-flight entertainment, extra legroom, baggage allowance, in-flight meals and on board WiFi. Malindo also offers a full service business class.

For more information visit www.malindoair.com.

SEPANG – A cafe operator in Perth, Australia, who admitted he was a hardcore smoker was sentenced to 14 days jail by the Sepang Magistrate’s Court here today after he pleaded guilty to smoking during a Malindo Air flight.

Ibrahim Bob Ibrahim, 46, who holds an Australian passport and is of Jordanian descent, was charged with smoking in the toilet at the back of the Malindo Air flight OD152 from Perth to the KL International Airport on May 24.

Ibrahim was charged under Regulation 73(2) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1996 and could be sentenced under Regulation 188 (6)(a) of the same regulations which carries a fine of up to RM25,000 or jail sentence of up to one year, or both.

Magistrate Sharifah Muhaymin Abdul Khalib ordered the jail sentence to be effective from the date of arrest on May 24.

Ibrahim appeared calm but tired in the dock when the charge was read out to him in English.

According to the facts of the case which were read out in court, a crew member of the flight found the accused smoking and informed the pilot who then lodged a police report.

The items of the case which were brought to the court were a box of cigarettes and a Malindo Air flight ticket belonging to Ibrahim.

In his mitigation, Ibrahim who was represented by counsel Zaflee Pakwanteh claimed the last time he took a flight was eight years ago and at that time, he could still smoke while in-flight.

“My client is a single father and is supporting his mother in Perth, he apologises for the offence committed and had no intention of endangering other passengers. He is a hardcore smoker and finds it difficult to control his addiction,” Zaflee said.

Deputy Public Prosecutor S.Abirami urged the court to impose a fitting sentence as the announcement not to smoke in the flight had already been made before it departed Perth and the act of smoking in the toilet could jeopardise other passengers on the plane. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR: Malindo Air is offering special discounted fares to stranded Rayani Air passengers.

Passengers holding Rayani Air tickets will be able to rebook their cancelled flights at Malindo Airs ticketing counter nationwide.

To take advantage of this special fare, affected passengers will need to present their email or proof of travel booking on Rayani Air.

These fares are available for purchase from Tuesday until April 30, 2016, for immediate travel and until October 31, 2016, said Malindo Airs spokesperson.

Malindo Air has also helped Rayani Air on numerous occasion when they have encountered delays and cancellations.

We hope this will ease the problems of passengers who are in urgent need to travel without any disruptions, added Malindo Airs spokesperson.

About Malindo Air Malindo Air is a Malaysian airline with main hubs at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) and the convenient KL downtown city airport Subang Skypark in Selangor, Malaysia. The airline took to the skies in March 2013 with domestic flights and has since grown to operate routes to all major airports in Malaysia and across regional destinations in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore, China, Australia, Sri Lanka,Vietnam and Pakistan. The fleet itself has grown leaps and bounds to 11 ATR72-600 and 16 Boeing 737NG as of 31 December 2015.

Today, the airline operates over 800 flights weekly across a continuously growing network of about 40 routes in the region. More recently, the airline won Airline of the Year (Passenger) at the KLIA Awards 2014 and Top Performing Airline 2015 by Travelport. – Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR – Malindo Air today officially announced the prohibition of all personal movement devices such as hoverboards, mini wheels, electric scooters, electric segways and electric bicycles.

In a statement today, Malindo Air said the move to ban these devices, which are categorised as dangerous goods, complies with the directive of the Department of Civil Aviation of Malaysia (DCAM) and as recommended by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA).

It said rechargeable battery packs and electronic devices such as laptops and digital cameras for personal use or related to medical electronic devices with lithium batteries of less than 100 watt-hour rating or with a lithium content of less than 2 grammes are allowed in carry-on baggage only. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – Malindo Air today launched daily services from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo, Sri Lanka, the airline’s ninth country in its international network expansion.

Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said Colombo as a new destination for Malindo marks another profound milestone and the launch of today’s inaugural flight to Colombo highlights a new era in the young airline’s journey.

“Whilst it’s true that as we continue to expand, we are taking more people on more aircraft to more places, we have to continue our efforts to provide the best service for our customers,” he said in a statement.

Introductory fares for the new route start at RM339 for Economy Class and RM579 for Business Class one-way all-inclusive, and include perks such as free baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment, a meal and light refreshments.

He also said that Malindo Air is working very closely with Tourism Malaysia tp promote a wide variety of attractions in Sri Lanka, including the F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, 1Malaysia Mega Sales, Borneo Jazz Festival, LEGO Land theme park as well as exciting eco-tourism spots like Belum Forest, Mulu Caves and Mount Kinabalu. – BERNAMA

Now you can surf the Net on your mobile data when you’re onboard a Malindo Air flight. If you’re a Digi user, that is.

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) has partnered with Malindo Air to give passengers the convenience of Internet surfing during selected flights.

Through the partnership with Malindo Air, the customers would be able to use their mobile devices onboard to stay online and connected with Digi high-speed internet services, Digi Head of Marketing services Chan May Ling said in a statement today.

The service is available on selected Malindo Air Boeing 737-900ER aircrafts via AeroMobile service, mainly on routes to Mumbai, Delhi, Amritsar, Kochin, Trichy, Trivandrum, Kathmandu, Perth, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bali, and Bangkok.

“Many holidaymakers today feel the need to stay connected and updated. We are happy to be in partnership with Malindo Air and AeroMobile to cater to customer needs,” Chan said.

This partnership is in line with Digi’s ambitions to provide wider 4G LTE network coverage to connect even more Malaysians to its internet services which is capable of serving 60 per cent of the population.

Digi postpaid customers can now access the in-flight internet with a promotional daily flat rate of RM32 to enjoy the new service.