Malindo Air’s Turboprop Operations to Feed into Jet Operations

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The soon-to-be-launched turboprop operations by Malindo Air at the Skypark Terminal will work as a feeder airline to its existing jet operations out of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), with plans for land transport to connect the two airports in August. The Skypark Terminal is about 56 away from KLIA.

According to The Sun Daily, the airline is looking at offering a shuttle operation with a 30 minute interval and check in facilities at only one point of departure.

“We believe that as long as it is a seamless experience for passengers, there will be demand for it,” says Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd CEO Chandran Ramamurthy.

“Malindo Air’s turboprop operations has yet to receive approval from the Department Civil Aviation (DCA) to start flights, but has secured nod from the Ministry of Transport to operate out of Skypark Terminal of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, which allows only turbo propellers for commercial operations,” wrote The Sun. The approval is expected to be secured by the end of May.

Beginning 3 June this year, Malindo Air plans to start its turboprop flights out of Subang airport, serving three destinations; Penang, Kota Baru and Johor Baru. International destinations are also part of the plan and will take place towards end of the year. However, Malindo has no intention of starting flights to Singapore, as the airline wants to stay true to its objective of feeding into KLIA in hopes of turning it into a transit hub for the region.  There are plans for the airline to start flights to India from KLIA, pending approval from the Indian aviation authorities. The Malaysian authorities have already given the airline permission to fly to New Delhi, Mumbai, Thiruchy and Cochin.

Malindo Air’s turboprop operations will offer refreshments and free check-in baggage of up to 20kg per passengers.

Malindo Air will be the third airline to operate out of Subang after Firefly and Berjaya Air.

Quotes Taken from: The Sun Daily

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