KUALA LUMPUR, JULY 11, 2022 – Today, YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong, Minister of Transport, Malaysia, joins in the celebration with Batik Air Family in the official rebranding ceremony of the airline’s new name as Batik Air after 10 years of being known as Malindo Air. Simultaneously, the ceremony also announced the launching of Batik Air’s latest aircraft, the Boeing 737-8, in addition to current Boeing 737-NG and the turbo-prop ATR72-600.
Also present to witness the celebration were CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), Datuk Capt. Chester Voo; Chairman of Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) Dato’ Seri Saripuddin Kassim; founder of the Lion Group Mr Rusdi Kirana; Strategic Director of Lion Group and founding CEO of Malindo Air, Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy; Managing Director of Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB), Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Mahmood; CEO of Batik Air, Capt Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri; members of the aviation fraternity, members of the media and travel trade partners.
YB Datuk Seri Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong said, “I congratulate Batik Air for successfully completing this rebranding exercise and introducing Batik Air as a young and growing airline. The rebranding of Batik Air and the launch of Batik Air new aircraft Boeing 737-8 marks the beginning of Batik Air exciting transformation. It is an endeavour that holds much promise and benefit not just to Batik Air, but also to our aerospace and air transport industry.”
Dr Wee also said, “We look forward to welcoming connecting traffic from Lion Air Group, especially from Indonesia to transit through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), as they will contribute significantly to Malaysia’s economy.”
In his welcoming speech, CEO of Batik Air, Capt Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri said, “ Being a larger part of the Lion Air Group with renowned network and substantial passenger base, the rebranding exercise would enable us to be synchronised with our regional sister airline, Batik Air Indonesia, hence being recognised as a wider entity internationally. With this rationalisation, we are anticipating a gradual but tangible passenger traffic growth to our existing network. Subsequently, this will ensure seamless and exceptional customer service experience across Batik Air Malaysia and Batik Air Indonesia.”
On the new aircraft, Mushafiz said, “The induction of B737-8 into our fleet is a key element in our overall capacity growth and fleet expansion strategy. Its improved operating efficiency offers us the option to open up even more new routes, providing better travel options for our passengers.”
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