PETALING JAYA– Malindo Air OD281 has started its new services between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kolkata, departing from KLIA at 9:55p.m. on Monday (October 22). The inaugural flight, with 162 passengers on board, was sent off by High Commissioner of India in Malaysia, H.E Shri Mridul Kumar and Malindo Air’s CEO, Mr Chandran Rama Muthy at KLIA.
The 3 hour and 55 minutes flight arrived at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at 11:20p.m. (GMT +5:30). Upon arrival, a cake cutting ceremony was held in the airport to celebrate the inaugural flight. The 5 weekly flight is operated with a narrow-body Boeing 737 aircraft, comprising of 12 Business Class and 150/168 Economy Class seats. The returning flight from Kolkata OD282 is scheduled to depart at 12:10a.m. and arrive in KLIA at 6:35a.m.
Chandran Rama Muthy (pic), CEO of Malindo Air said, “With the addition of Kolkata, we have expanded our outreach in the region of India, servicing 72 flights weekly including our code share flights with Batik Air to Chennai. The Kuala Lumpur – Kolkata route is anticipated to boost passengers’ traffic for both business and leisure segment to and from Malaysia and beyond, while supporting our contribution to Malaysia Airport’s vision to be the recognised regional hub of Asia. Our premium services with competitive fares, practical flight timings and option for Business Class offer a wholesome value to our passengers.
H.E. Mr. Mridul Kumar, High Commissioner of India said, “We congratulate Malindo Air on the launch of its new route, connecting the Malaysian Capital, Kuala Lumpur with the Indian ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata. We are confident that Malindo Air’s endeavor in enhancing connectivity between India and Malaysia will benefit the people of both countries and contribute to strengthen business and cultural ties. We appreciate the role that Malindo Air has been playing in opening up the immense potential, between India and Malaysia, especially in the fields of tourism, business and healthcare.”
The acting group chief executive of Malaysia Airports, Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin said, “We are pleased that our airline partner, Malindo Air is expanding their services to Kolkata via KLIA. This is the airline’s 8th route to India and it will be a definite boost to the connectivity factor for Malaysia, apart from the long-term economic and tourism contributions. We look forward to many more new adventures with Malindo Air.”
Promotional fare is offered at RM499 for Economy Class and RM899 for Business Class one way from Kuala Lumpur. Booking can be done through Malindo Air website www.malindoair.com, ticketing offices, customer care center and our preferred travel agents. Fares include with 25kg baggage allowance for Economy Class and 40kg for Business Class, meal on-board and spacious legroom.