Malaysia’s hybrid airline Malindo Air officially announces a new daily flight service connecting Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, which will commence on 6 February 2015.
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Touted as one of the fastest growing travel destinations in Asia for travellers of all budgets, Kathmandu has captured the hearts of many with its snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and authentic cultural experience. Historically-rich Nepal offers a myriad of activities such as mountaineering, whitewater rafting and paragliding for thrill seekers and stunning natural sceneries to go with.
The new route be operated using brand new Boeing 737-900 and will depart KLIA2 daily at 7:05pm and arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport at 9:30pm local time. The return flight will depart Kathmandu at 10:20pm and touch down at KLIA2 at 5:15am local time.
Kathmandu will also become Malindo Air’s 18th international destination and seventh destination in South Asia, after 5 destinations in India and 2 others in Bangladesh.
Malindo Air CEO, Mr. Chandran Rama Muthy, said that the introduction of this new route and many others planned for year 2015 will propel the carrier’s position for the new year.
“Our recent launch of flights to Singapore and newly doubled flight frequency to Bangkok has received enthusiastic response from the public. Our new daily flights to Bandung will also be starting soon on the 19th of this month and sales already look promising. With route expansion into Kathmandu, we are optimistic of capturing a bigger market to further enhance our network and brand. This is indeed very encouraging development for Malindo Air.”
“While we very much focused on expanding ATR operations this year, we’re looking to enhance our capacity and route network further to include Boeing operations. By taking delivery of more aircraft orders, we’re poised to introduce more routes to our widening network in the coming months, strengthening air travel demand within the region. We have ambitious plans for 2015 where we will look at aggressively expanding our brand presence in the region. We will also be introducing strategies to increase ancillary income as well throughout 2015.”
“With oil prices lowering we’re forecasting a booming year for the aviation sector,” he added.