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Malindo to be Rebranded as Batik Air Malaysia; Moved to MTB; to Partner ex MAS Codeshare Airlines

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Malindo to be renamed Batik Air

 

BATIK Air is going to be the new name for Malindo Air.
This will come into effect in the second half of this year, but everything else will remain the same.
The rationale behind the branding change is to better align the offerings within Indonesia’s Lion Air Group stable of airlines to ensure there is seamless full service travel domestically and internationally.
“The feeder traffic from Lion Air group is not much now but the dynamics will change with Batik Air in the second half of this year,’’ Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy says.
“We, Malindo Air (Batik Air Malaysia) will be the international link within the Lion Air group while the existing Batik Air Indonesia will continue to serve the Indonesian market and it is a full service carrier. We will promote Batik Air Malaysia brand across the 16 countries we operated in, and this will be a boost to our country, heritage and culture,’’ Chandran says.
The Lion Air Group controls Lion Air, Wings Air, Batik Air (Indonesia), Lion Bizjet, Malaysia’s Malindo Air, and Thailand’s Thai Lion Air. Malindo is 49% owned by Lion Group, controlled by Rusdi Kirana and his brother, and the remaining 51% is held predominately held by Chandran.

 

 

 

They announced it a long time ago - almost two years. What took them so long? Keep hearing it all the time without any concrete dates.

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On paper only. Just like NADI's stake before. Malindo is basically 100% Rusdi's

 

NADI no more in Malindo?

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First Qatar, now ANA ......

Malindo Air partners All-Nippon

 

KUALA LUMPUR: Malindo Air, CAPA 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year, has teamed up with All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and only 5-Star airline, to offer passengers seamless travel and greater connectivity when travelling between ASEAN and over 200 routes on ANA’s network .....

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2017/08/21/malindo-air-partners-all-nippon/#yZejq2MtxkJWhZeL.99

 

​And the Red's former partner no less .........

Edited by BC Tam

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First Qatar, now ANA ......

 

​And the Red's former partner no less .........

 

Again this is an interline agreement, not a code-share/JV etc. deal. It's a win-win with OD benefitting from NH's traffic and NH has more (albeit limited) connections beyond KUL to fill its KUL flight (HND-KUL has been or will be downgraded to 788 again btw).

 

Edit: Just checked - NH is simply adding OD as an interline partner and MH did not lost NH as an interline partner.

e.g. allowed routing for a simple TYO-SIN flight:

1. TYO-NH-SIN/KUL-VN/TG/SQ/PG/OD/NH/MI/MH-SIN

2. TYO-NH-TYO-NH-SIN/KUL-VN/TG/SQ/PG/OD/NH/MI/MH-SIN

3. TYO-NH-PNH/MNL/KUL/HAN-VN/SQ/PR/NH/MI/MH-SIN

4. TYO-NH-TYO-NH-PNH/MNL/KUL/HAN-VN/SQ/PR/NH/MI/MH-SIN

5. TYO-NH-SIN

6. TYO-NH-TYO-NH-SIN

Edited by Craig

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On paper only. Just like NADI's stake before. Malindo is basically 100% Rusdi's

Agree. Rusdi is controlling everything.

 

 

They announced it a long time ago - almost two years. What took them so long? Keep hearing it all the time without any concrete dates.

Heard it's something to do with their AOC. If they change rebrand, they need to apply for new AOC from DCA.

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Six years in the making....finally.......

Malindo Air is Batik Air from tomorrow

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2022/04/792384/malindo-air-batik-air-tomorrow?fbclid=IwAR1n33_4rfOz7ziNomellsH-3t_eEuRh6x_qlEAFLAukjW1F3xEoQJ-T7O0

KUALA LUMPUR: Effective midnight, Malindo Air will be known as Batik Air.

The Malaysia-based regional airline announced this evening its official rebranding.

"The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia has granted a new Air Operators Certificate to Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd to do business as Batik Air with effect from April 28," the airline said in a statement.

Malindo Air is a subsidiary company of the Lion Air Group. Other airlines under its stable include Super Jet, Wings Air, Batik Air Indonesia, Biz Jet, Thai Lion Air and Lion Air.

The rebranding exercise, it said, was in line with the Lion Group's goal to establish a common identity for the full service airlines within the group.

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The aircraft they are currently flying are already in Batik Air livery.

We now wait for the arrival of the Max.

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Saw this at airliners.net:

"Batik Air Malaysia have quietly opened bookings for nonstop Melbourne-KL flights, to commence 06/12 (ex-Malaysia). The flights will be operated with the 737 MAX 8, as follows:

KUL-MEL
OD173 0910-2005 Days 1/3/5/7
OD175 1925-0620 Days 2/4/6
MEL-KUL
OD176 0720-1255 Days 1/3/5/7
OD174 2105-0240 Days 3/5/7

No announcement has been made, and at this stage flights are only loaded until February, so further changes are highly possible. If this does come to fruition however, it will be the longest scheduled 737 MAX flight anywhere in the world."

Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne should be around 6,363km or 3436 nautical mile.

Current longest B737 MAX8 flight is hold by Brazil's GOL Airlines's Orlando, USA to Brasilia, Brazil; covering 6,080km (3,283 nautical miles) with total flight duration of 8 hours 20 mins. 

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On 9/1/2022 at 8:46 PM, JuliusWong said:

Saw this at airliners.net:

"Batik Air Malaysia have quietly opened bookings for nonstop Melbourne-KL flights, to commence 06/12 (ex-Malaysia). The flights will be operated with the 737 MAX 8, as follows:

KUL-MEL
OD173 0910-2005 Days 1/3/5/7
OD175 1925-0620 Days 2/4/6
MEL-KUL
OD176 0720-1255 Days 1/3/5/7
OD174 2105-0240 Days 3/5/7

No announcement has been made, and at this stage flights are only loaded until February, so further changes are highly possible. If this does come to fruition however, it will be the longest scheduled 737 MAX flight anywhere in the world."

I hope MAVCOM gave them a condition for their DPS 5th freedom flights. The AU seat capacity they requested must be returned if other airlines request for a nonstop service to AU unless they can provide the nonstop service themselves. They are basically using DPS as origin/destination for most of their AU flights but using MY's air traffic rights. 

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Melaka airport to resume 2 Batik Air flight routes

https://www.nst.com.my/business/2022/09/830506/melaka-airport-resume-2-batik-air-flight-routes

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KUALA LUMPUR: Melaka International Airport (MIA) in Batu Berendam will resume operations with Melaka-Penang-Melaka and Melaka-Pekanbaru-Melaka flights by Batik Air on Sept 12.

The flight from Penang, OD 1330, will arrive at 11.30 a.m. at the airport. It will subsequently depart MIA at 11.50 a.m. via OD 310 for Pekanbaru, Indonesia. 

Following that, Batik Air will arrive at MIA at 2.25 pm on the same day from Pekanbaru via OD 311 and depart at 2.45 pm to continue its trip to Penang through OD 1311.  

 

Seems that Melaka airport is operating again with the usual flights to Penang and Pekanbaru. Even though supposedly there were planned to resume it in June https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/05/27/melaka-airport-to-reopen-in-june-with-flights-to-penang-via-batik-air/9260 

The tickets were been sold as early as July this year.

 

Edited by Zamir

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OD applied and received permission to operate KUL-PER-AKL and KUL-MEL-AKL 7 weekly each. That's one *long* flight on the 737 Max!

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Wonder if the panasonic IFE'S are already loaded. Last heard from a friend no content as of yet.

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10 hours ago, kandiah k said:

Why can't they get a widebody for AKL route? Were they not suppose to order/receive an A330? Or was that Lion Air? 

Those A330-300ceo which were meant for Malindo were reassigned to Thai Lion Air because back then Thailand was registering more promising numbers and figures than Malaysia. Thailand also has more liberal aviation policies compared to Malaysia. Prior to COVID, Malaysia traffic rights to Australia and New Zealand have mostly, if not, all have been utilised by incumbents MH and D7.  

Edited by JuliusWong

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16 minutes ago, JuliusWong said:

Malaysia traffic rights to Australia and New Zealand have mostly, if not, all have been utilised by incumbents MH and D7.  

According to MAVCOM (as of May 2022), Malaysia has open-skies agreement with NZ (unlimited flights, capacity and fifth freedom for beyond and intermediate points as long as there is 6 months prior notice). And as of 6th Sept. 2022, Malaysian carriers still has 2,774 seats capacity per week to Australia. 

Australia Capacity (per week, to Australia): 36,500

D7: 12,064 (33%)

MH: 13,176 (36%)

OD: 8,486 (23%); out of which 4,461 (53% of OD's capacity) is via DPS

Unallocated capacity: 2,774 (8%)

If OD wants more capacity to AU, they should get rid of their DPS stop (and in the future, should D7/MH wants more capacity to Australia, OD must either use that capacity to fly nonstop to AU or surrender their rights).

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16 hours ago, JuliusWong said:

Those A330-300ceo which were meant for Malindo were reassigned to Thai Lion Air because back then Thailand was registering more promising numbers and figures than Malaysia. Thailand also has more liberal aviation policies compared to Malaysia. Prior to COVID, Malaysia traffic rights to Australia and New Zealand have mostly, if not, all have been utilised by incumbents MH and D7.  

Thanks :)

 

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Per aeroroutes, OD is adding 7M8 services to NRT.

 

RTW here they come! KUL-NRT-ANC-YVR-LAX-MEX-JFK-LHR-DXB-KUL all on 7M8!

Edited by Craig

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BATIK AIR MALAYSIA RESUMES HOKKAIDO SERVICE IN 1Q23

Batik Air Malaysia this week filed operational schedule for service to Sapporo in Hokkaido, as the airline schedules service resumption to Hokkaido in January 2023. From 03JAN23, the airline’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft will operate Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan – Sapporo New Chitose routing, 3 times weekly.
 
OD888 KUL0720 – 1215TPE1315 – 1750CTS 7M8 246
OD889 CTS1850 – 2235TPE2335 – 0425+1KUL 7M8 246

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1 hour ago, Zamir said:

BATIK AIR MALAYSIA RESUMES HOKKAIDO SERVICE IN 1Q23

Batik Air Malaysia this week filed operational schedule for service to Sapporo in Hokkaido, as the airline schedules service resumption to Hokkaido in January 2023. From 03JAN23, the airline’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft will operate Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan – Sapporo New Chitose routing, 3 times weekly.
 
OD888 KUL0720 – 1215TPE1315 – 1750CTS 7M8 246
OD889 CTS1850 – 2235TPE2335 – 0425+1KUL 7M8 246

I wonder if there is a crew chance at TPE on the inbound flight. The flight timing is brutal......

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15 hours ago, JuliusWong said:

I wonder if there is a crew chance at TPE on the inbound flight. The flight timing is brutal......

Not the best example, but I don't think there's a crew change at DPS for OD's KUL-DPS-AU flights. 

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