Monday, September 03, 2018

Malaysian airline to touch down in city next month

Kolkata: Malaysian premium airline Malindo Air will commence flights to Kolkata this festive season, making it the first full-service carrier from a region other than the Gulf to touch down in the city in over a decade.
“We are waiting for a regulatory clearance that is due shortly. We should tentatively start flights in the third week of October. This will be the ninth city in India after Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Amritsar, Kochi, Trivandrum and Trichi,” an airline official said.

The airline is likely to operate four-five flights in a week with either the Boeing 737-800 that has 12 business-class and 150 economy seats. It also operates the Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with a configuration of 12 business and 168 economy-class seats.

Kolkata airport director Atul Dikshit, who has been hardselling the airport to international airlines, said flights were likely to start from October 20. “Malindo Air will start flights to Kuala Lumpur next month. We hope it will be followed by several other airlines,” he said.
03/09/18 Subhro Niyogi/Times of India

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