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07 December 2018
by Malindoair by Malindoair

Petaling Jaya, 6 December 2018 – Malindo Air, a premium airline in Malaysia, has commence its inaugural flight to Tawau this morning. Flight OD1700 departed from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) at 8:10a.m. and arrived Tawau Airport at 9:00a.m.  

The returning flight OD1701 from Tawau is scheduled at 9:40a.m. and will arrive in KKIA at 10:40a.m. A narrow-body Boeing 737-800 aircraft, comprising of 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats is deployed for the daily flight.

Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air said, “We are thrilled to start our connection to Tawau, the second city that we fly to in Sabah. At Kota Kinabalu, we have direct connection to Kuching, Singpore, Taipei, Wuhan, ChongQing, as well as 5 daily flights to Kuala Lumpur that link our passengers to our network ranging from ASEAN to Australia. We are anticipating business travellers, VFR (Visit Friends & Relative) and leisure travellers for this route.”

According to Malaysia Airports acting group chief executive officer, Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, “As the airport operator, we are more than happy and supportive of Malindo Air’s move to open this new domestic route from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. This also complements the Visit Tawau Year 2018/2019, which we strongly believe will attract higher passenger traffic domestically particularly leisure travellers. In fact, as of October 2018, Tawau Airport registered 1.3 million passengers, which is an 18% increase from the previous year for both its international and domestic route. We believe that with this strategic move, it will further elevate Sabah's tourism and bring more economic benefits to the state.”

Tawau is strategically located at the borders of Malaysia, Indonesia and Philipines. It is a popular transit point for cargo traffic and for tourist headed for beaches and diving activities at Semporna.

The flights between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau are offered at promotional all-in one way fare of RM99 for Economy Class and RM399 for Business Class. The fare includes spacious legroom, 25kg baggage allowance for Economy Class and 40kg for Business Class. Booking can be done through Malindo Air website www.malindoair.com, ticketing offices, customer care centre and our preferred travel agents.

For further enquiries, visit www.malindoair.com, write in to Customer Care at info@malindoair.com or contact the Call Centre at (60)3-7841 5388 from 9am to 9pm daily.

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