Malindo Air is a Malaysia based low cost airlines, which operates as hybrid airlines. The airlines is a joint venture between Malaysia’s National Aerospace and Defence Industries (NADI) with 51% share while remaining 49% belongs to Lion Air of Indonesia . From Malindo name, we know that it is a combination of Mal and Indo, partners origin country. Its main hub is Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Malindo Air will starts its operation on 22 March, with Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching will be its first two flight. Other than that, they are planning to explore to other part of Sarawak such as Sibu, Miri and Bintulu. Internationally, Malindo Air is planning for Malaysia-Indonesia route and others like Southeast Asia, China and India.
Malindo Air will use B737-900ER aircrafts, which offer 180 seats, with 12 45-inch seats business class and the rest, 32-inch seats economy class. The unique thing about this aircraft is that it can accommodate non-stop flying for five-and-a-half hours.
As a hybrid airlines, on top of basic flight trip, Malindo Air offers ‘upgrade’ add-ons, such as personal TV and WiFi at a right cost.
Tag line Not Just Low Cost, Malindo Air will definitely be a direct rival to Air Asia.