It won’t be an April fool’s prank when the first Malindo Air Brisbane flight lands at 5:40 am on the 1st April 2017 after leaving Kuala Lumpur on 31st March. This is the second of the airlines gateways into Australia after their inaugural flight to Perth in November 2015. Economy Traveller had sought confirmation from the airline after Malindo Air put Brisbane – Kuala Lumpur tickets on sale at travel fairs in Australia earlier this month.
The daily service is comfortably timed for an a quick stop in Bali after leaving Kuala Lumpur in the early evening. The Brisbane – Kuala Lumpur flight is a day flight, again with a quick stop in Bali before a mid afternoon arrival in Kuala Lumpur. The narrow-body Boeing 737-900ER aircraft to be used on the route accommodates one hundred and eighty passengers, including twelve in Business class.
Kuala Lumpur – Brisbane Flight schedule – daily service
|Sector||Flight No.||ETD||ETA||Frequency||Flight Time|
|Kuala Lumpur (KUL) -Denpasar (DPS)||OD157||18:05
|Daily||3 hrs 05 mins|
|Denpasar (DPS) -Brisbane (BNE)||OD157||22:00 (10 pm)||05:40 (5.40 am next day)||Daily||5 hrs 40 mins|
|Brisbane – Denpasar||OD158||07:15 (7.15 am)||11:45
|Daily||6 hrs 30 mins|
|Denpasar – Kuala Lumpur||OD158||12:45
All timings are local.
Promotional one-way fares are now on sale for the new route, starting from MYR 1049 for Economy Class and RM2369 for Business Class. These fares include baggage allowance (30kg in Economy, 40kg in Business), in-flight entertainment, and meals.
What to do when I get there?
Flights in both directions are intended to appeal to travellers visiting family and relatives as well as members of the business community and diplomatic services. Tourist visits in both directions are made much easier with flights out of Brisbane.
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland state and although summers can be very hot, the weather between March and November is generally warm and pleasant. There are many options open to visitors for day trips out of the city and lots of free or inexpensive things to do to fill a stay or two weeks or longer.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, located in the middle of the Malay Peninsular. The city itself has a lot to offer. The cosmopolitan atmosphere offers the visitor things to do, see and eat and is a perfect jump off point across Malaysia and other asian destinations. Try a day trip out of the city, Chinatown, Little India or the Petronas Twin Towers for some variety.