KUALA LUMPUR (March 18): Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd will start two new international flight services between Langkawi and Phuket, Thailand and between Johor Baru and Guangzhou, China from March 26 and April 2, respectively.
In a statement today, the full service carrier said a narrow-body Boeing 737-800 will be deployed for the Johor Baru-Guangzhou sector. This new service is in addition to the airline's existing daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou.
"This new route will allow passengers to plan on a twin city tour and take advantage of Johor Baru as the gateway to Singapore by land transfer," said its chief executive officer Chandran Rama Muthy.
In conjunction with the launch of the Johor Baru-Guangzhou flights, it is offering a promotional one-way fare of RM259 for economy class and from RM699 for business class.
Meanwhile, an ATR 600-72 will be deployed for the flights between Langkawi and Phuket. Malindo Air is offering a promotional fare from RM89 one-way.
"In our continuous effort to promote Langkawi, we are hoping the connection between Langkawi and Phuket will attract tourists from Phuket to also visit Langkawi. As a result to both efforts, we are anticipating growth in tourist and passenger's arrival into Malaysia," said Chandran.
He noted the airline is constantly innovating and diversifying its products to suit passengers' needs. "The Johor Baru and Guangzhou route complements the network and opens more options to our passengers when planning their trip," Chandran added.