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Malindo Air adds Melbourne from June 2018

April 10, 20182 minute read
Malindo Air adds Melbourne

Malindo Air adds Melbourne to their network, offering daily services from Kuala Lumpur from 7th June 2018.

Malindo Air adds Melbourne – the details

The airline currently operates an all Boeing 737 fleet with a mix of 737-8 and 737-9 aircraft. Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne is not do-able in this aircraft, so the flight stops over in Bali’s Denpasar airport. Malindo Air flies out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA.

  • Flight OD 177 leaves Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 16.55 (4.55pm) arriving in Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) 
    • Flight time is 3h 5mins
    • Stopover time is 1 hour.
  • Departure from DPS is 21.00 (9pm), for an early morning arrival into Melbourne (MEL) of 4.40 am.
    • Flight time is 5h 40mins
  • Total travelling time is 9 hours 45 min.

The straight through flight has the best price available for the inaugural flight. You can travel to Bali on an earlier flight, giving you a stopover of between 1hr 20 mins to 10 hrs 15mins  However, spending the day in Bali will significantly increase the cost of your flight.

The return flight also allows you to select a later flight for the Bali Kuala Lumpur leg.

  • The ‘straight through’ OD 178 takes of from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport at 7am.
  • Arrival into Bali is 11.25 am.
    • Flight time is 6h 25 mins
    • Stopover time is 1 hour.
  • Take-off from Bali is 12.25 (12.25pm) arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 15.25 (3.25pm)
    • Flight time is 3 hours.
  • Total travelling time is 10 hrs 25min

The time difference between Melbourne and Denpasar is 2 hours (3 in summer). There is no time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Bali.

Long journey = comfortable?

We flew with Malindo Air to Brisbane via Bali return, in August 2017. Check out our reviews KUL/DPN/BNE and BNE/DPN/KUL. We’re pleased to report that at Malindo Air meals have recently been revamped, in both taste and presentation.

A quick summary of points you might find helpful:

  • Baggage allowance of 25kg included (Economy)
  • Legroom is a comfortable 11″
  • Meals and entertainment are included in the fare
  • Meal choices have recently been upgraded
  • Reasonable choice of movies (Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as Chinese and other languages depending on the route)

Book tickets online at, or from your preferred travel agent.

# Malindo Air, Melbourne, New Route
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