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Name: MALINDO AIR
7JetSet7 Code: MXD
Status: Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: KUALA LUMPUR
Country: MALAYSIA
Employees 127
Web: malindoair.com
Email: info@malindoair.com
Telephone: +603 7841 5388
Fax:
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MXD-2014-04-TO BANGKOK AND KOCHI
MXD-2014-07 - TO KUANTAN
MXD-2014-10 - TO IPOH
MXD-2014-10 - TO KOTA BHARU
MXD-2014-11 - KUALA LUMPUR TO SINGAPORE
MXD-2015-02 - TO VISAKHAPATNAM.png
MXD-2015-07 - Ipoh to Singapore.jpg
MXD-2015-08 - KUL to TRV.jpg
MXD-2015-10 - KUL to Amritsar.jpg
MXD-2015-12 - Kuala Lumpur to Colombo.jpg
MXD-2016-01 - KUL to Ho Chi Minh.jpg
MXD-2016-02 - KUL to Hong Kong.jpg
MXD-2016-03 -KUL to Lahore.jpg
MXD-CABIN ATTENDANT - 2013-07
MXD-LOGO - 2013-07
MXD-ROUTE MAP - 2013-07

Formed in 2012 and started operations in 2013. Domestic, regional & international services, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.

Address:
N1, Level 4, Airlines Office
Main Terminal Building
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
64000 Seprang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

MALAYSIA (FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1957, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 329,749 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 21 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS KUALA LUMPUR, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS MALAY.

Cheap living, terrific beaches and an interesting combo of cultures make Malaysia an intriguing choice for retirement. There are some tax breaks for the wealthy. Its status as a developing Third World nation means retirees should stay near the capital of Kuala Lumpur for health care.

November 2012: Asia's largest low cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia (ASW) with its subsidiary, Indonesia AirAsia (AWR) attempted to buy Indonesian carrier, Batavia Air (BTV) to gain a larger foothold in Indonesia, but the deal did not go through due to regulatory complications and Batavia Air (BTV) ended up going bankrupt. This attempted deal resulted in a "turf war" between Lion Air (MLI), Indonesia's biggest low-cost carrier (LCC), and (ASW), resulting in (MLI) creating its own subsidiary, Malindo Air (MDX).



See video "MALINDO AIR INTRO" - -

April 2013: Malindo Air (MDX) formed a parallel turbo prop service using an ATR72-600, focusing mainly on intra-peninsular flights based in Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. Initial destinations include Penang, Johor Bahru, and Kota Bahru.

May 2013: (MLI)'s full service subsidiary, Malindo Air (MXD) will begin turboprop operations out of Kuala Lumpur's secondary Subang airport in June. The 1st turboprop, an ATR72-600 (1081, 9M-LMF), arrived on May 20th 2013. (MXD) plans to operate 6 ATR72-600s by the end of the year, which will come from the order book of (MLI) regional subsidiary, Wings Air (WON).

On June 3rd, (MDO) will launch 2x-daily, Subang to Johor Bahru, Subang to Kota Bharu, and Subang to Penang services. It will compete with Malaysia Airlines (MAS)'s subsidiary, Firefly (FFM) on the 3 routes. (MXD) has taken delivery of its 3rd 737-900ER airplane, and will receive its 4th at the end of May. The airplane will be deployed on services from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu, Miri, and Tawau, starting June 11th, 14th and 26th, respectively.

(MXD) is also slated to receive 5 787-8s ordered by (MLI) in 2012, and plans to grow its fleet to 100 airplanes within 10 years.

June 2013: Malindo Air (MDX) is an airline based in Malaysia. It is a joint venture (JV) between National Aerospace & Defence Industries (NADI) (51%) of Malaysia and Lion Air (MLI) of Indonesia (49%). The name "Malindo" is derived from the names of respective countries: Malaysia and Indonesia. (MDX) initially planned to start operation on May 1st 2013 from the new Kuala Lumpur (KLIA2) airport terminal. However, (MDX) brought forward the launch date to mid-March 2013 with domestic destinations.

(IATA) Code: OD. (ICAO) CODE: MDX - (Callsign - MALINDO EXPRESS).

Parent organization/shareholders: National Aerospace & Defense Industries (NADI) of Malaysia (51%); Lion Air (MLI) of Indonesia (49%).

Company slogan: "Not Just Low Cost."

Customer Service: For its routes operated by its 737-900ER jet airplanes, Malindo Air (MXD) provides a personal TV (in-flight entertainment system) in every seat, light snacks and free meal, seat pitches of 32" for economy (Y) class and 45" for business (C) class. and free baggage allowances of 20 kg (Y) & 30 kg (C). Furthermore, wi-fi service will be available from June forward. This combination of amenities and services plus the low cost fares puts Malindo Air (MXD) in the category of a "hybrid" airline.

Main Base: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Hub: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.

Domestic destinations: Alor Setar to Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR) (Begins August 1st 2013), 7x-weekly; Johor Bahru to Senai International Airport; Langkawi to Langkawi Airport (LGK) (Begins August 1st 2013), 7x-weekly; Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur International Airport; Kuala Lumpur to Subang Airport (SZB); Kuala Terengganu to Sultan Mahmud Airport (TGG) (Begins August 1st 2013), 14x-weekly; Kota Bharu to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport; Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu International Airport; Kuching to Kuching International Airport; Miri to Miri Airport; Penang to Penang International Airport; Sibu to Sibu Airport; and Tawau to Tawau Airport.

International destinations:

* India to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (Begins September 2013).

* Bangladesh to Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport (Begins August 28th, 2013).

Other destinations planned include Cambodia, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Malindo Air (MDX) added Tawau (TWU) as the 5th destination it offers from its Kuala Lumpur (KUL) base. Beginning on June 26, (MDX) offers daily flights on the 1,800 km route which it operates using 737-900s. Competition in the market comes from 2 Malaysian operators, AirAsia (ASW) (35x-weekly frequencies) and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) (14x-).

2 737-9GPER (38690, 9M-LNJ; 38732, 9M-LNH), ex-(PL-LLF & PK-LLG), Lion Air (MLI) leased, deliveries.





ATR 72-600 (1089, 9M-LMG), ex-(F-WWEB), Lion Air (MLI) leased.

See video "MALINDO AIR INTRO" - -







See video: Malindo Air (MXD) 737-900 Kuching to Kuala Lumpur







Malindo (MXD) began service from Kuala Lumpur with 3x-daily, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. New services are planned to Dhaka, Bali, Jakarta, Kota Bahru, Langkawi, Kuala Terengganu, Alor Star, Johor Bahru, Penang, Sibu, and Miri.

January 2014: Malindo Air (MXD), which has now been operating for 10 months, has introduced a 2nd route to Bangladesh from its Kuala Lumpur (KUL) hub. On January 16th it began 3x-weekly flights on the 2,420 km route to Chittagong (CGP) using its 737-900ERs. It faces no competition on the route. Malindo Air (MXD) already serves the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, with daily flights.

See video "MALINDO AIR" - -


Each carrier now has a fleet of 6 Boeing 737-900ERs, all fitted with the Panasonic (eX2) (IFE) system.









SEE ATTACHED - - "MXD-2014-04-TO BANGKOK AND KOCHI."













June 2015: Malindo Air (MXD) will offer in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity on Boeing 737-900ER airplanes on its Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, to Mumbai and to New Delhi flights.









To date, it flies to relatively unserved destinations such as Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Chittagong, and Dhaka.





(MXD) has said it is targeting a fleet of 100 airplanes within 10 years of operations. It currently operates a fleet of 13 Boeing 737s out of (KLIA2), and 11 ATR72-600s flying from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport at Subang, Malaysia.

October 2015: News Item A-1: Indonesian-Malaysian low-cost carrier (LCC) Malindo Air (MXD) has been granted an operators license for flights from its base in Malaysia to Western Australia.

The 11x-weekly service will commence from November 11 using Boeing 737-900ER and will fly from (KLIA2), the new (LCC) terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, to Perth International Airport.

The new service is (MXD)'s 1st service to Australia, following an application to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) earlier this year. "Development of our international route network in the 2nd half of 2015 will support our vision to provide [more] connectivity from Kuala Lumpur as a regional hub," said (MXD) (CEO) Chandran Rama Muthy.

(MXD), which introduced new destinations at Amritsar and Kathmandu earlier this year, has expanded operations significantly in recent months. In addition to Australia, it now flies to 8 international destinations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Singapore.





See attached "MXD-2015-10 - KUL to Amritsar.jpg."

News Item A-3: (GE) Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) (GEC) announced a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Malindo Airways (MXD) for 6 new Boeing 737-800s. 4 have delivered and the remaining 2 are scheduled for delivery in October. (MXD), headquartered in Malaysia, currently operates a fleet of 24 airplanes to >30 destinations.

November 2015: News Item A-1: "Malindo Air (MXD) Expands to Sri Lanka, Vietnam" by (ATW) Jeremy Torr, November 30, 2015.

Malaysian low-cost carrier (LCC) (MXD) plans to start services from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) in December.





(MXD) also mooted the possibility of expanding its route network in Australia. Earlier this month, it launched a new Kuala Lumpur to Perth service, and has said Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne are now being investigated as potential destinations.

Chandran noted that as the domestic Malaysian market is becoming saturated, (MXD) will focus more on China, India, and (ASEAN) markets.

He said Malindo (MXD) is keen to position its home base at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) as a key transit hub for the region, especially for relatively under-provisioned routes from Australia to India, including Tiruchy in Tamil Nadu.



Malindo (MXD) operates a 27-airplane fleet of Boeing 737s and ATR72-600s to domestic and international destinations in Australia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Nepal.

737-8GP (39871, 9M-LNY), ex-(N6065Y), parent, Lion Air (MLI) Group leased.







(MXD) introduced a daily 737-800 service to Colombo, Sri Lanka, in December, and has also announced a new 4x-weekly, (KLIA) to Allama Iqbal International Airport (serving Lahore, Pakistan) from March 3, using 737-900ERs.

Muthy said this makes (MXD) the only Malaysian-based airline to offer direct services between Kuala Lumpur and Lahore, and that it will be the longest route it offers from (KLIA). (MXD) said the new international routes form part of its objective of turning its (KLIA) home base into a regional hub for travelers in the Asian region.









December 2016: Avolon (AZV) delivered 1 737-800 to Malaysia-based Malindo Air (MXD. This is the 4th Avolon aircraft on lease to (MXD).

February 2017: 737-8GP (62564, 9M-LCP), Lion Air (MLI) leased.









Regulators cleared Boeing (TBC) to resume flights with (LEAP-1B) engines containing (LPT)s from the unaffected supplier even as inspections of engines with (LPT)s from the affected supplier continued.







(BTK), which took delivery of the 1st (CFM) International (LEAP-1B)-powered 737 MAX 8 on May 22 operated the airplane on a revenue flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and then on a return flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. The flights operated as Malindo (MXD) flight 803 and flight 804, respectively. The Kuala Lumpur to Singapore flight took 47 minutes while the return flight took 43 minutes.

Norwegian (NWG) is expected to be the next airline to put the 737 MAX 8 into service. Southwest Airlines (SWA), which placed the launch order for the 737 MAX, is expected to receive its 1st 737 MAX 8 on July 1 and place it into service on October 1.



February 2018: "Malindo Air Business Class Boeing 737-900ER Kuala Lumpur to Taipei to Kuala Lumpur"

January 2019: Malindo Air (MXD) in the 2nd-half of February 2019 is temporary increasing Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar service, currently served 4x-weekly. From February 16, 2019 to March 15, 2019, (MXD) will increase service to 7x-weekly, with 737-900ER airplanes.

OD271 KUL1800 to 2130ATQ 739 D
OD272 ATQ2215 to 0640+1KUL 739 D


Fleet:
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MXD-737-9GPER-2013-07

May 2019:

2 737-8GP (CFM56-7B) (39871, 9M-LNY; 62564, 9M-LCP, 2017-02), EX-(N6065Y), (PARENT) LION AIR (MLI) GROUP LEASED 2015-11.

6 737-800 (CFM56-7B). 12C, 150Y.

13 737-800 (CFM56-7B), (MLI) & (GEC) LEASED. 12C, 150Y.

1 737-800 (CFM56-7B) AVOLON (AZV) LEASED 2016-12. 150Y.

1 737-800 (CFM56-7B) (BOC) AVIATION (SIL) LEASED TO MALINDO AIR (MXD) (2017-03).

6 +6 ORDERS 737-9GPER (CFM56-7B26) (4368-38687, /13 9M-LNF; 38690, 9M-LNJ, 2013-06; 4380-38729, /13 9M-LNG; 38732, 9M-LNH, 2013-06), LION AIR (MLI) LEASED 2013-03 & 2013-06. 12C, 168Y.

201/150 ORDERS 737 MAX 8 (LEAP-1) FOR LION AIR (MLI) PARENT COMPANY OF MALINDO AIR (MXD):

5 ORDERS 787-8, (MLI) LEASED.

15 ATR72-600 (1081, 9M-LMF, 2013-05; 1089, 9M-LMG, 2013-07), WINGS AIR (WON) LEASED. 72Y.

Management:
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RUSDI KIRANA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), LION AIR GROUP (MLI).

CHANDRAN RAMA MUTHY, (CEO) MALINDO AIR (MXD), EX-(MLI).

 
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