Malindo Air spread its wing to the land of the rising sun

posted on 2nd April 2019 by Justin Burns

Malaysian carrier Malindo Air has touched down in Sapporo (Japan) for the first time which had departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport with a stopover at Taipei (Taiwan) for an hour before heading to Hokkaido.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the departure gate of Sapporo’s New Chitose International Airport last week before sending off the passengers to Kuala Lumpur. The route will operate three-weekly.

Malindo Air chief executive officer, Chandran Rama Muthy said the route was a new milestone to Malindo Air and the 17th country in its network.

“Japan has always been close to Malaysia, as we share strong ties through the economy trade, education, as well as food and cultural exchange. Our first link to Sapporo brings travellers to a city with cooling weather throughout the year, unspoiled nature and attractions such as volcanoes and natural hot springs,” he continued.

“We would also like to bring in more international traffic to Malaysia, in support of boosting local tourism and airport arrivals. Moreover, we will continue to explore flying into other cities in Japan,” he added.

Malindo Air is to also begin a new four-weekly service from Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide (Australia) from 16 April 2019 via Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali).

A narrow-body Boeing 737-800/900 aircraft will be deployed for the flight. Muthy said it becomes the airline’s 56th destination.