From 15th March onwards, Malindo Air will be moving its operations to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA) main terminal from klia2. Thus, all its flights to and from Kuala Lumpur would be departing from and arriving at the KLIA.
However, the ATR72-600 turbo-prop operations from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang (LTSAAS – Subang Skypark) will not be affected by the relocation.
In a joint statement with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), Malindo Air said that the move was an effort to better serve its customers and position the airline for sustainable, long-term growth. It is also in line with one of the strategic priorities identified in its 5-year business plan, Runway to Success 2020, which is to assist airlines in increasing their connectivity into the Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Hub and enhance the seamless inter and intra transfers at both KLIA main terminal and klia2.
MAHB Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali added that the move would suit Malindo Air’s evolvement from a hybrid to a full service airline. “As Malindo Air evolves its business model from a hybrid to a full service airline, there are many premium services demanded by its business class passengers, which are more available at KLIA Main,” he said.
In the recent months, Malindo Air announced a handful of new routes including daily flights to Hong Kong as well as daily flights to Ho Chi Minh. Malindo Air’s Ho Chi Minh route marks the airline’s 10th country in its expanding international network.
“They also require a shorter turnaround time for the transfers in their cooperative engagement with the foreign carriers operating out of KLIA Main, (and) MAHB is pleased to facilitate Malindo Air’s change in business requirements,” he added.
The airline company has since urged their customers to make the necessary transportation and meeting point arrangements accordingly.