KLIA, 20 September 2019 - Malaysia Airlines today, announced the opening of its new routes to Solo and Pekanbaru, Indonesia. The inaugural flights departed KL International Airport (KLIA) to Solo and Pekanbaru on 18 September 2019, serviced by the B737-800.
The flight to Solo departed Kuala Lumpur at 8.30pm and arrived at 10.15pm the same day. Its return flight, departed Solo at 11.15pm the same day and arrived back in Kuala Lumpur the next day at 2.55am.
Meanwhile, the flight to Pekanbaru departed Kuala Lumpur at 7.50pm and arrive in Pekanbaru at 7.55pm the same day. Its return leg, departed Pekanbaru at 8.55pm the same day and arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 11.05pm, the same day.
Passengers on the inaugural flights were treated to some goody bags to commemorate the two new destinations.
Malaysia Airlines will be flying twice weekly to the two Indonesian cities, which are the 5th and 6thIndonesian destination for the airline.
Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Office, Izham Ismail said, “The launch of these new routes isled by the increasing demand for flights between Kuala Lumpur and Indonesia. Pekanbaru is the capital city of the Riau Province, which is an economic centre for the country. Solo, traditionally known as Surakarta, is the historic royal capital on the Indonesian island of Java. These routes will enable closer Indo-Malaysian relations, especially in their respective tourism industries.”
The new flights are also in line with the recent launch Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign, which promotes tourism as a pillar of the Malaysian economy.