Thursday, February 18, 2016

Malindo Air stops Kuala Lumpur flight from Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam: Malindo Air has stopped its direct flight service from the city to Kuala Lumpur without notice to passengers with effect from February 13. The flight was introduced by Malindo on February 15, 2015.
Even though the flight garnered 70% passenger load, the service was stopped by the authorities in an alleged attempt to reintroduce it from Hyderabad, sources said.
The three-day-a-week flight service was initially introduced with 180-seats and later changed to 160 seats, sources said. Following Malindo, Air Asia had also introduced a flight from the city to Kuala Lumpur. "The Malindo Airlines flight was good and we don't know why the service was discontinued," Tours and Travels Association of Andhra Pradesh president K Vijaya Mohan told TOI. Malindo Air had witnessed around 30,000 passengers to and pro for the past one year.
According to sources, Malindo Air has stopped booking tickets beyond February 13 since December, 2015. No government authority or travel associations had noticed this earlier.
18/02/16 Times of India
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