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Malindo Air adds Bandar Aceh, returns to Medan from Ipoh

by on March 15, 2018
 

Malindo Air takes off for Banda Aceh with the inaugural flight from Penang on 15th March 2018. Fight OD328 is due to depart at 10:10a.m. from Penang International Airport, touching down in Sultan Iskandar Muda  (Banda Aceh) International Airport two hours later. As the time in Banda Aceh is one hour ahead of Penang, passengers will arrive at 11:10a.m. (local time). 

The thrice weekly service will operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, using Malindo Air’s ATR72-600 fleet. The return flight OD329 departs from Bandar Aceh at 11:30a.m. (local time) for a scheduled to arrive in Penang at 2:40p.m.

Why visit Bandar Aceh?

Banda Aceh is located on the northwestern tip of Indonesia at the mouth of Aceh River. The city is popular with  travellers, offering attractive beaches and is a jumping off spot for divers heading for the prime spots nearby. The city has a number of royal heritage sites and its coffee shops are famous for delicious brewed coffee.

In conjunction with the launch, Malindo Air is offering all-in one-way introductory fares from Penang to Banda Aceh from MYR 189. You can fly from Ipoh to Medan from MYR 169. The promotional fares include 15kg baggage allowance.

Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy believes the route has strong potential of trade and leisure travelers. He added 

….. Our continuous effort to strengthen our network and connectivity lead us to start flying from Penang to Banda Aceh. …… Passenger may also fly to Melaka and Hat Yai, Thailand with direct flights from Penang.

Malindo Air also operates more than 70 flights weekly from Penang to their hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Subang.

Ipoh to Medan flights return

Malindo Air has announced the return of flight between Ipoh and Medan from 16th March 2018. Flight OD330 is scheduled to depart from Sultan Azlan Shah Airport at 10:05a.m., arriving at Kualanamu International Airport at 10:45a.m. (local time). The return flight OD331 departing from Medan at 11:20am, arriving in Ipoh at 13:35p.m. Fight time is 1 hour 40 minutes.

….. We are delighted that more and more airlines are opening up direct routes to other international airports in Malaysia apart from KLIA as this will further boost inbound tourism for the country.  Malaysia Airports MD, Badlisham Ghazali

Malindo Air schedule between Penang and Banda Aceh

Flight No. ETD ETA Frequency
PEN/BTJ OD 328 10:10 11:10 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
BTJ/PEN OD 329 11:30 14:40

Malindo Air schedule between Ipoh and Medan

Sector Flight No. ETD ETA Frequency
IPH/KNO OD 330 10:05 10:45 Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
KNO/IPH OD 331 11:20 13:35

*All timings are local.

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