MALINDO RECEIVES PERMISSION TO FLY TO MUMBAI, SAYS REPORT

16 Jul 2013 07:54

NEW DELHI, July 16 (Bernama) â€" Hybrid airline, Malindo Air, has received permission to fly to Mumbai as well as a few South Indian destinations, said a report.

It was earlier reported that the airline would commence flying the Kuala Lumpur-New Delhi route soon.

Malindo Air will deploy the Boeing 737-900ER aircraft on the Kuala Lumpur-New Delhi route, bundling the sector with a 15kg baggage allowance, meals and inflight entertainment, TTG Asia reported.

"The airline is also likely to fly to Kolkata, Trivandrum, Chennai and Bangalore soon," Survottam Travel’s managing director, Rajendra Churiwala was quoted as saying.

He said that the new flights are likely to be a hit in the market as clients would use Malindo, not only for travel to Kuala Lumpur and Kuching, but also to Singapore.

This is given Malindo’s price competitiveness compared to airlines such as Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.

Malaysia recorded 780,000 tourist arrival from India last year. -- BERNAMA SM AS