Malindo Air launched its first ever flight route from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang to the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh. The inaugural flight in an ATR 72-600 turbo plane landed at the Ipoh Airport almost full on Friday, October 3.
There will be three flights a week, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Incidentally, this is the only service offered by a commercial airline along this route. It thus signifies Malindo Air’s commitment in providing accessibility by air transport to all states in Malaysia, in support of the local tourism industry.
Chief Executive Officer, Chandran Rama Muthy, told reporters that Malindo Air would introduce new flight routes in the near future such as Ipoh-Medan and Ipoh-Johor Bahru routes.
“We’re also considering the Ipoh-Krabi and the Ipoh-Langkawi routes. We’ll work closely with the Perak government and bring in more opportunities because the Ipoh market has a huge growth potential,” he said.
Perak’s Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said that the government is currently looking into plans to develop the Grik airstrip to provide convenience for in-bound tourists. The government, he added, is not only focusing on one sector but others such as the hospitality sector in order to boost the tourism industry.
“Many airlines have offered flight services to Ipoh. I believe that working with Malindo Air will be beneficial to the state. We’ve suggested to them, the Ipoh to parts of China routes. This is based on requests from tourists,” he said.
Malindo Air is currently offering a promotional RM49 all-inclusive one-way fare for the Subang-Ipoh route effective October 3. Bookings can be made online at www.malindoair.com or at www.mobile.malindoair.com for smartphone users. You can also book via travel agents or at Malindo Air Call Centre at 03 7841 5388 between 9am to 9pm.