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August 19, 2019 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Malindo Air OD171 has safely touched down in Sydney Airport yesterday. Flight OD171 with a total of 141 passengers on-board, including CEO of Malindo Air, Chandran Rama Muthy. The inaugural flight departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10:30p.m. on Wednesday, with a one-hour stopover in Denpasar (Bali).

The passengers received a warm welcome this morning by Sydney Airport Management with souvenirs giveaway and a special appearance of a Koala mascot at the arrival gates.

Flight OD172 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, via Denpasar was sent off at 12:00p.m. As passengers checked in, they were presented with exclusive cupcake branded with Malindo Air logo, celebratory gift bag and entertained by Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra, creating a Balinese ambience in Sydney International Airport.

Note: All the timing information is in local time

Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air said, “We are thrilled to add the much anticipated harbour city, Sydney to our network. We believe this connection will attract both business and leisure travellers alike, wherein it is foreseen to enhance greater passengers’ traffic while promoting the local eco-tourism.”

“There is a strong market on consumer trade between Malaysia and Sydney, hence this new route is likely to encourage many business travellers, given the strategic flight timings and a seamless journey. Whereas in view of leisure prospects, its undeniable that this city has much attractions to offer, including rich culinary arts, thrilling adventures and of course significant monuments such as the iconic Opera House, which was previously recognised as one of the Wonders of the World,” he continued.

“Our passengers have always enjoyed the comfortable legroom and the business class option that we offer. We look forward to exploring more frequencies to and from Sydney in the near future,” he added.

Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said the new services will be welcome news for customers, delivering greater choice and flexibility, while providing growth opportunities for trade.

“We’re delighted to welcome Malindo Air to Sydney Airport, further bolstering our Asian network and providing customers with more options,” he said.

“The new services are a win for our customers and a boost for tourism, with considerable opportunity to expand trade and investment between Australia and Indonesia/Malaysia, as well as key growth areas such as agriculture and education.”

While the Special Staff of the Minister of Tourism, Judi Rifajantoro, gave appreciation to Malindo for opening this route. “Accessibility is very important to support foreign tourist arrivals and we thank Malindo Air for this new route initiative. To the Sydneysiders joining this flight, I wish them an enjoyable flight and trust they enjoy the beauty of Bali”.

Sydney marks the fifth city in Australia under Malindo Air’s network, after Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide. The daily flights between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, via Denpasar, are operated using a Boeing 737-800/900 aircraft, comprising 12 Business Class and 150/168 Economy Class seats.

Promotional return fare from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is from AUD502.16 for Economy Class and AUD1,962.16 for Business Class. Whereas, for flights from Sydney to Denpasar (Bali), promotional return fare is available from AUD399.26 for Economy Class and AUD1,699.26 for Business Class.

Booking is available on the Malindo Air website, ticketing offices, customer care centre and preferred travel agents.

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