Thursday, January 19, 2017

Malindo Air KK to Japan Flights

Good news for Sabahans as hopefully by mid year, there will be Malindo Air KK to Japan flights. This plan to have the direct flights to Japan will benefit both countries as Kota Kinabalu is also one of the top destinations in Malaysia that Japanese prefer to visit. This news was also announced officially by the Sabah State Assistant Tourism Minister Datuk Pang Yuk Ming at the Japan Week in Kota Kinabalu. 

Prior to this, Malindo Air has already been doing charter flights from Tokyo to Kota Kinabalu and the response has been quite good. One of the main reasons for the Sabah charter flights is that Japanese tourist prefer not to transit and fly directly. Sabah has also seen a total of almost 23,000 Japanese visitors to the state in 2016. 

Apart from the mainstream news of having Malindo Air KK to Japan flights, the airline has not confirmed anything to date. Recently on the 17th of January, Malindo Air launched their KL Sentral Check In Counter and also the Malindo Air Ticketing Office at KL Sentral. During the launching, the CEO Mr. Chandran Rama Muthy announced that Malindo Air has been operating on its fourth year now and has expanded to 41 cities all over Asia and flew over 12 million passengers to date. They currently operate 42 aircraft, 16 ATR72-600 and 26 Boeing 737NG planes. 

As for the Malindo Air KK to Japan flights, there is no news on what type of aircraft they will be using but rest assured, once the news is out, we will surely share it here. Any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment form below. 

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