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DPS is GMT+8, same as KUL. DPS is in the timezone of WITA (Waktu Indonesia Tengah).

Oops, my bad!

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PT AirAsia Extra tried Bali-Australia before, but failed miserably even with high load factor. Yield must be s#1t.

Edited by JuliusWong

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I noticed a lot of passengers to DPS from KUL are from Indian subcontinent flights, arriving around sunrise. The flights from DPS arrive KUL around 3 - 4 pm; most flights to Indian subcontinent are around sunset.


OD will get a lot of traffic if it can get something similar to MH850/851 timing.

 

DPS being in the same time zone as KUL would mean most passengers ex KUL prefer to arrive around hotel check-in time (1 to 3 pm) and depart a couple of hours after hotel check-out time (2 to 4 pm).

 

I paid premium to fly on these timings during the last trip.

Good idea too.

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https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/malaysia-aviation-malindo-resumes-growth-after-two-year-pause-462516

 

Malindo has committed to adding three 737-800s over the next few months. The airline is considering more additional 737-800s in 2H2019 but these have not yet been firmly decided.

All the additional aircraft are being transferred from Lion Group’s Indonesia-based full service airline Batik Air.

 

 

Malindo bases all its ATR 72s at Kuala Lumpur Subang, where it has seven domestic routes and one international route. Malindo has slashed its Subang capacity by 50% since late 2017 – from approximately 30,000 weekly one-way seats to 15,000 seats.

 

 

 

Malindo’s total domestic seat capacity has been reduced by 33%: from 114,000 weekly seats in Mar-2017 to 76,000 weekly seats in Mar-2019 (based on OAG schedules data for the second week of March). International seat capacity has increased by a modest 5% over the same period, from 100,000 to 105,000 seats.

Malindo has shifted its focus to the more profitable international market but has also significantly slowed down its rate of international growth. Malindo’s international seat capacity reached an all-time high of 120,000 weekly seats during peak periods of 2018, while its domestic seat capacity peaked at 114,000 weekly seats in Dec-2016 and 1Q2017.

Malindo’s annual seat capacity in 2018 declined by approximately 7%, according to CAPA and OAG data. International seat capacity was still up by 10%, whereas domestic seat capacity dropped by 26%.

Not surprisingly, passenger traffic also declined in 2018. Malindo carried an estimated 6.7 million passengers in 2018 compared to 7.2 million in 2017.

 

 


However, Malindo’s expansion has not been all smooth sailing. Over the years Malindo has suspended nearly as many routes as it currently operates and it has not yet turned the corner to become profitable.

 

Edited by Holger

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Malindo Air this week filed preliminary schedule for its planned 2nd route to Japan, where it plans to offer Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan – Sendai service. Proposed schedule sees 737-800 aircraft operating twice weekly flights, from 01JUL19. Reservation is not available.

 

OD886 KUL0715 – 1220TPE1320 – 1750SDJ 738 15

OD887 SDJ1950 – 2240TPE0005+1 – 0455+1KUL 738 15

 

 

source: airlineroute

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So many new routes and then they give away a jet?

Batik Indonesia will be tranferring some more of its Boeing fleet over to Malindo this year.

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Batik Indonesia will be tranferring some more of its Boeing fleet over to Malindo this year.

 

Yes i know, i was the guy who postet the article from centre for aviation ;-).

 

But "over the summer" is not now.

 

Maybe Ratzi could tell us something about the actual utilisation of the fleet? :-)

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Just received an email, 15 May onwards...Malindo will no longer serve hot snacks. Guess it's to difficult to differentiate who is eligible for pizzas and who doesn't...so best solution is to serve nothing at all.

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Have they reinstate the buy on board meals on 737? Took them to SGN in 2017 was only offered sausage bun and water and nothing to buy.

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Just received an email, 15 May onwards...Malindo will no longer serve hot snacks. Guess it's to difficult to differentiate who is eligible for pizzas and who doesn't...so best solution is to serve nothing at all.

The pizza's are a poor excise for food

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Was on a flight to DMK recently, only a cup of water was served..not even a 2nd cup! The Batik Air aircraft was not even fitted with IFE screen.

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Malindo Air this week filed service changes for flights to Japan, between August 2019 and October 2019. Planned changes as follows.

 

Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan – Sapporo New Chitose eff 01AUG19 Reduce from 5 to 3 weekly (Planned increase from 3 to 5 weekly is now scheduled for the month of July 2019 only)

Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan – Sendai eff 02AUG19 Planned 2 weekly service removed

 

 

source: airlineroute

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Malindo Air yesterday opened reservation for its planned Kuala Lumpur – Denpasar – Sydney service, with additional revision on launch date. The new 737-800 service is now scheduled from 14AUG19, operating on daily basis.

OD171 KUL1825 – 2135DPS2235 – 0640+1SYD 738 D
OD172 SYD1200 – 1650DPS1800 – 2110KUL 738 D

I wish Malindo would operate the Airbus 330 for this route!

Edited by Eugene Koh

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Had a interesting conversation with someone involved with OD's ground handled agent here in Perth who provided some inside info.

 

Australia's are price conscious and since moving from the hybrid model to that of a low-cost carrier, there's been plenty of frustration and angst at check in when passengers find out their bookings no longer include checked bags, which are apparently obscured in the booking process.

 

Rumours are forward bookings are looking fairly dismal, interestly the previous loyal Malindo folk are moving towards SQ and D7 are apparently looking to increase their services on the afternoon departure ex Perth.

 

It'll be interesting to see if they have a future, as at one stage they were quite a viable competitor on the route, although most OD flyers hold onward connections to Central Asia.

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BKI-SDK, 4X weekly starting August 18.

 

Why bother with 4x weekly? If can't have once daily, shouldn't even consider.

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Why bother with 4x weekly? If can't have once daily, shouldn't even consider.

Bki-sdk vice vesa loadwise is not really good even with maswings quitting. That route is one of those places where u need to add frequency during cny, raya or school holiday with full flights but on other days youre gonna bleed if you dont trim flights after those seasons.

 

For those saying to improve roads to highways. I dont think it works. 8.5 hours on road going uphill then downhill with zig zagging design then crossing big rivers is not fun with the amount of infrastructure bound to effect wildlife living space. You have elephants escaping danum valley and enrouching up north into the sandakan-kk road danum valley is not big enough.

 

Road conditionwise is s#1t as well. Even the road from tawau airport to semporna is better due to lack of varying topography and leveled terrain.

Edited by jahur

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Bki-sdk vice vesa loadwise is not really good even with maswings quitting. That route is one of those places where u need to add frequency during cny, raya or school holiday with full flights but on other days youre gonna bleed if you dont trim flights after those seasons.

 

For those saying to improve roads to highways. I dont think it works. 8.5 hours on road going uphill then downhill with zig zagging design then crossing big rivers is not fun with the amount of infrastructure bound to effect wildlife living space. You have elephants escaping danum valley and enrouching up north into the sandakan-kk road danum valley is not big enough.

 

Road conditionwise is s#1t as well. Even the road from tawau airport to semporna is better due to lack of varying topography and leveled terrain.

If demand is not there, shouldn't fly. With 4x weekly, how many people remember unless others are fully booked.

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If demand is not there, shouldn't fly. With 4x weekly, how many people remember unless others are fully booked.

Believe airlines in msia have to be flexible to cater seasonal demand. Everytime sectors needing upgauge or extra frequency for a few weeks, Neither airlines have spare aircrafts while being too rigid to cut down(not terminate) existing low demand routes to redeploy them elsewhere due to paperwork and airport slots.

 

At the end of the day people resorting to shitty buses as theres no seat available.

Edited by jahur

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Believe airlines in msia have to be flexible to cater seasonal demand. Everytime sectors needing upgauge or extra frequency for a few weeks, Neither airlines have spare aircrafts while being too rigid to cut down(not terminate) existing low demand routes to redeploy them elsewhere due to paperwork and airport slots.

 

At the end of the day people resorting to shitty buses as theres no seat available.

If airlines have regional jet range from 35 pax; it could provide daily service without incurring loss and upgrade seasonally. Edited by KK Lee

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