Jul 6, 2015, 08:20 AM
JAKARTA, 24 OCT 2014 – Malindo Air, Lion Air’s Malaysian subsidiary hybrid airline based in Kuala Lumpur, is set to start 5 times weekly flights from Pekanbaru to Melaka, the heritage city on the Straits of Malacca popular with tourists all year round, on 5 November 2014.
To celebrate the launch, Malindo Air has opened bookings for the new route starting from only IDR191,700 one-way all inclusive of 15kg baggage allowance and refreshments, for a limited time only.
CEO of Malindo Air, Mr. Chandran Rama Muthy, said, “On 5 November, we will be launching Melaka-Pekanbaru flights as an addition to the Ipoh-Medan flights we launched last 17 October. This displays our commitment to provide better connectivity between Sumatra and Peninsula Malaysia.”
“Additionally, we see a potential in growing the underserved Pekanbaru-Melaka route, as many passengers commute quite often between these twin cities for leisure, work or to obtain medical treatments in Melaka where facilities are ample, even without any direct flights. We will significantly be the only airline plying this route”.
The approximately 55-minute flight will depart the Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport at 12:20pm and arrive at the Melaka International Airport at 2:25pm local time 5 times a week on every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Guests are also able to take a connecting flight to Penang island, another new route from Melaka that will be launched on the same day as Pekanbaru-Melaka.
Listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, Melaka city and Penang island has plenty to offer. With heritage greatly influenced by Portuguese, Dutch and Peranakan culture, Melaka offers a culturally vibrant experience with popular landmarks, stunning sceneries, diverse gastronomical experience and activities for tourists.
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