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Malindo Air launches Melbourne-Bali flights

June 8, 20182 minute read
Malindo Air Melbourne-Bali launch: Balinese dance

From today, Melbourne gets a third option to Bali with the launch of flights on Malindo Air. Malindo joins Jetstar and Garuda Indonesia on this popular holiday Melbourne-Bali route. This flight continues onward to Kuala Lumpur with the same flight number, serving as an option to Kuala Lumpur out of Tullamarine. That’s worth remembering when AirAsia X moves its Tullamarine operations to Avalon Airport later this year.

Malindo: New to Melbourne

From Australia, Malindo currently operates flights between Brisbane and Bali, and Perth and Kuala Lumpur. Melbourne is a new pin on its growing route map. The timing of this launch couldn’t be better, too. The Melbourne-Bali route has failed to keep up with demand since the departure of Indonesia AirAsia X. This has been somewhat addressed by recent flight additions from Jetstar. Qantas will also be starting daily flights from Melbourne to Bali on June 23.

Malindo Air 737-900ER,Malindo Air launches Brisbane-Bali


The new flights will operate daily according to the following schedule.

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Sector Flight Number Departs Arrives
Melbourne to Bali OD178 07:00 11:25
Bali to Kuala Lumpur OD178 12:25 15:25
Kuala Lumpur to Bali OD177 17:10 20:10
Bali to Melbourne OD177 21:00 04:40+1

Flight timings are great for maximising your time in Bali, arriving in time to enjoy a Balinese lunch before checking into your hotel. The return leg also gives you a solid day in Bali before an overnight flight back to Melbourne.


Malindo is a full-service carrier, which means that economy fares include 25kg of baggage, a meal and decent legroom. The flights will be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft, with 12 business and 150 economy class seats. We are currently seeing return fares to Bali starting from AUD 589 in economy and AUD 1699 in business.

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  1. I’m considering Malindo business class to Melbourne but do they offer alcohol on these flights, I like my glass of wine as I fly

    Ross McDonald

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