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PETALING JAYA, Oct 19 — As part of its expanding international network, Malindo Air will launch a four times weekly service between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket, Thailand, on November 10, 2016.

Malindo Air flight OD 540 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 2.45 pm and arrival at Phuket is at 3.10 pm local time. The return flight will depart Phuket at 3.55 pm and will arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 6.25 pm. All of which is referring to local time wherein Kuala Lumpur is one hour ahead of Phuket.

The route will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft with scheduled flights on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Boeing 737-800 aircraft has a seat capacity of 162, with 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats.

Bookings are now open for this new service, and the introductory promotional fares for the new route are as follows:

Kuala Lumpur-Phuket starts from RM139 for Economy Class and RM599 for Business Class one-way fare all-inclusive The promotional fares include perks such as free baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment and light refreshments.

Excited: Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy. — Twitter picExcited: Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy. — Twitter picCEO of Malindo Air, Mr Chandran Rama Muthy, said: “Malindo Air is very excited to continue with our expansion plan by introducing Phuket as our latest destination. Phuket is a popular holiday spot for tourists from all over the world, and a favourite amongst Malaysians. With a frequency of four weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket, we are pleased to offer our guests the option to visit Phuket via Malindo Air. KLIA will remain as an important gateway for connectivity to other destinations.” Chandran also said: “This is another milestone for us. Mutual economic, social and cultural benefits can be expected as our fares are very competitive. In 2016, Malaysia received 1.17 million visitors from Thailand, whereas about 1.5 million Malaysians were recorded as visitors to Thailand. Our innovative services will only stimulate the tourism sector further for both inbound and outbound between these two tourist destinations.”

Phuket, a 49-km long island and branded as the “pearl of the Andaman”, is Thailand’s original flavour of tailor-made fun in the sun. With deep-sea diving, high-end dining, luxury shopping, fabulous white beaches and some of Thailand’s swankiest hotels.

For bookings and enquiries, visit www.malindoair.com, write in to Customer Care Centre at customer_care@malindoair.com or call +603-7841 5388 from 7am to 11pm daily.

For purchases through mobile phones, use mobile.malindoair.com or download the Malindo Air App on Google Play and App Store.

Connect with the airline on virtual space via Twitter (twitter.com/Malindo_Air), Facebook (facebook.com/MalindoAirMalaysia) or Instagram (instagram.com/malindoair).

Air Malindo Air is a Malaysian airline with hubs at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the convenient KL downtown city airport Subang Skypark in Selangor.

The airline took to the skies in March 2013 with domestic flights and has since grown to operate routes to all major airports in Malaysia and across regional destinations in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore, China, Australia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Pakistan and Taiwan.

The fleet has grown leaps and bounds to 13 ATR72-600 and 23 Boeing 737NG as of August 31, 2016.

Today, the airline operates over 800 flights weekly across a continuously growing network of more than 41 routes in the region. More recently, the airline won Airline of the Year (Passenger) at the KLIA Awards 2014 and Top Performing Airline 2015 by Travelport. — Bernama 

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