Malaysian carrier Malindo Air will begin a new Boeing 737-800 thrice-weekly service to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido from 23 March 2019 – its first flight to Japan.
There are three flights from Kuala Lumpur weekly, on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Flight OD0888 will depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 07:40h. and arrive at Taoyuan Airport (TPE) at 12:30h, and at 13:45h, the flight will continue and arrive in Sapporo Chitose Airport (CTS) at 18:20h.
Flight OD0889 from Chitose Airport will depart at 19:20h and arrive in Taoyuan Airport at 23:00h and at 12:05h the following day, the flight will continue and arrive in KLIA at 04:55h.
Malindo Air chief executive officer, Chandran Rama Muthy said: “We are pleased to announce Hokkaido as our first destination in Japan, which marks a new milestone, being the 17th country that we service in our network. Travellers can now travel in comfort on full-service airline at value fare with us.
“We are anticipating good response to this route and looking at increasing the frequencies in the near future. With this, we are also hoping to bring in more international traffic to Malaysia, in supporting the local tourism and airport arrivals.”