The Jakarta Post
A Malindo Air Boeing 737-800 at Penang International Airport on Penang Island. (Shutterstock/MrNovel)
Malindo Air is set to open a new route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Hokkaido, Japan, on March 23. The flight will include one stop in Taiwan.
Known for being the second-biggest island in the northernmost part of Japan, Hokkaido attracts visitors mainly because of its cool weather and picturesque nature. The island is home to volcanoes, natural hot springs and world-class ski resorts.
A statement sent to The Jakarta Post said that the route would be served with a Boeing 737-800NG, with 12 business class seats and 150 economy class seats.
The Kuala Lumpur-Hokkaido route will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday under flight number OD-0888. It will depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 7:40 a.m. local time and arrive at 12:30 p.m. local time at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).
The second leg of the flight will depart from Taoyuan at 1:45 p.m. and arrive at the new Chitose airport at 6:20 p.m. local time.
The return flight from Chitose, marked under flight number OD-0889, will depart at 07:20 p.m. and arrive at Taoyuan airport at 11 p.m.
The flight will continue to Kuala Lumpur from Taoyuan at 12:25 a.m. and arrive at 4:55 am local time.
Malinda Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy said in a press release that the airline was glad to announce its new destination, Hokkaido, as well as its first destination in Japan.
“This marks the history of the 17th country that we serve. Tourists and businesspeople alike can now enjoy a convenient trip with a full-service flight at a reasonable price with Malindo Air,” Muthy was quoted as saying. (mut)
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