Malindo Air announces flights to Adelaide

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KUALA LUMPUR (March 21): Malindo Air said today it will begin its new service to Adelaide, Australia from April 16 this year to expand the airline's network.

In a statement today, Malindo said there will be four weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

"Flight OD173 will depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 7:55pm and arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali) at 11:05pm. At 12:05am the following day, the flight will continue and arrive in Adelaide Airport at 6:40am. Flight OD0174 from Adelaide Airport will depart at 7:40am and arrive in Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali) at 11:45am. At 12:45pm the flight will continue and arrive in KLIA at 3:50pm.

"A narrow-body Boeing 737-800/900 aircraft, comprising 12 Business Class and 150/168 Economy Class seats will be deployed for the flight," Malindo said.

Malindo CEO Chandran Rama Muthy said in the statement that Adelaide is the fourth addition to the airline's Australia network, after Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne. Adelaide is also the 56th destination in Malindo's network across 17 countries that the airline flies to, according to Chandran.

"As for Adelaide, we anticipate business, leisure and VFR (Visit Family and Relative) travellers, and will certainly explore on more frequencies in the near future. With this, we hope to boost passenger traffic at the airports and promote local tourism," he said.