Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rising of Malindo Airways

Collaboration between National Aerospace and Defence Industries Sdn Bhd (Nadi) and Indonesia's PT Lion Group, Malindo Airways would begin operations on 1 May 2013 with a fleet of 12 Boeing737-900ER aircraft. Malindo Airways will be based in KLIA 2. Apart from KLIA2, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah might be its secondary hub.

The newest airline Malindo Airways is set to change the low-cost carrier scene with plans to create routes to Asean, China, Hong Kong, India and Japan as well as further afield to Australia and Europe. - Star

The airline will offer a "hybrid product" using aircraft with a two-class configuration – 12 in business and 168 in economy.

To compete as a newcomer, the new airline will offer ticket prices lower or at least on par with that of Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia. "We can collaborate with Malindo Airways. I am not here to make enemies. I will meet Rusdi over dinner soon. -  Tan Sri Tony Fernandes 

So, what to do now people? Let’s wait for some good awesome airfare!

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