Sepang, June 24, 2013 – Malindo Air today received its fourth aircraft from Boeing, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, after the aircraft travelled 28 hours from Seattle, US with stopovers in Hawaii, Majero and Cebu, before arriving in Sepang. This fourth aircraft is scheduled on 26 June 2013 to begin plying the KL-Tawau route, Malindo Air’s latest fifth routing originating from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Malindo Air’s third aircraft arrived on 10 June 2013 using the same route and was immediately commissioned for Sibu and Miri on 11 and 14 June 2013 respectively. Prior to that, Malindo Air was operating a fleet of two Boeing 737-900ER aircrafts to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
Boeing delivered its 7500th make to Malindo Air in March 2013, which was Malindo Air’s first aircraft and began operation on 22 March 2013.
This aircraft, Boeing 737-900ER (Extended Range) is the latest member of the 737 airplane family. The higher-capacity, longer-range derivative of the 737-900 was launched on July 18, 2005 with an order for 30 airplanes from Indonesia’s Lion Group.
Aerodynamic and structural design changes such as an additional pair of exit doors and a flat rear pressure bulkhead, which allows increased interior volume. The airplane is capable of carrying up to 180 passengers in a two-class configuration and is certified for up to 220 passengers in a one-class layout.
Current Malindo Air’s Boeing 737-900ER is two-class configured aircraft with 168 economy seats and 12 business class seats. It features newly upholstered leather seats, LED mood lighting and a more specious feel due to streamlined sidewalls and overhead bins.
The 737-900ER has substantial economic advantages over heavier competing models including 7 percent lower trip cost and 5 percent lower seat-mile cost.
Malindo Air offers extra legroom as all seats in economy have a seat pitch of 32”.
All seats in the economy class are also fitted with In-Flight Entertainment system (IFE) that offers guests the latest Asian and Hollywood movie blockbusters and 20 interactive games to choose from.
Check-in baggage allowance of up to 20kg and light refreshments are provided to all guests traveling in the economy cabin.
Business Class guests enjoy a seat pitch of 45” between them. Each seat is fitted with personal 13-inch touch screens stowed away under their armrest. They also enjoy complimentary baggage allowance of up to 30kg and a full meal service with every business class ticket purchased.