Petaling Jaya, 18 February 2019 – Malindo Air will begin its new service to Hokkaido from 23 March 2019. Booking is now available at a promotional fare of RM799 for Economy Class and RM1,999 for Business Class, on Malindo Air website, ticketing offices, customer care centre and its preferred travel agents.

There are 3 flights from Kuala Lumpur weekly, on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Flight OD0888 will depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 7:40a.m. and arrived at Taoyuan Airport at 12:30p.m. At 1:45p.m. The flight will continue and arrived in Chitose Airport at 6:20p.m.

Flight OD0889 from Chitose Airport will depart at 7:20p.m. and arrive in Taoyuan Airport at 11:00p.m. At 12:05a.m. the following day, the flight will continue and arrive in KLIA at 4:55a.m.

A narrow-body Boeing 737-800 aircraft, comprising of 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats is deployed for the daily flight.

Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air said, “We are pleased to announce Hokkaido as our first destination in Japan, which marks a new milestone, being the 17th country that we service in our network. Travellers can now travel in comfort on full-service airline at value fare with us.”

“We are anticipating good response to this route and looking at increasing the frequencies in the near future. With this, we are also hoping to bring in more international traffic to Malaysia, in supporting the local tourism and airport arrivals,” he added

Hokkaido is the second largest island, located at the northernmost of Japan. The cooling weather and unspoiled nature are the main attractions. The city is known for its volcanoes, natural hot springs and ski resorts.