Malindo Air to start Boeing 737-900ER services to Perth from 19 November 2015

9M-LNH Boeing 737-9GP ER (MSN 38732/4484) of Malindo Air, at Singapore - 24 July 2015. Photo © Ian Moy
9M-LNH Boeing 737-9GP ER (MSN 38732/4484) of Malindo Air, at Singapore – 24 July 2015.
Photo © Ian Moy

9 September 2015 © David Eyre (UPDATED 5 OCT 2015)

Malindo Air is to introduce flight services using Boeing 737-900ER aircraft from Kuala Lumpur to Perth, from 19 November 2015.

The airline had announced the proposed services in early September 2015, and has now received the necessary approvals from CASA and other Australian regulators.

The schedule initially involves daily flights from 19 November 2015, increasing to 11 weekly from 3 December 2015::

  • From 19 November 2015:
    • DAILY (Boeing 737-900ER): OD151 KUL0825 – 1410PER / OD152 PER1505 – 2100KUL
  • From 3 December 2015:
    • MON-SAT: (Boeing 737-900ER) OD151 KUL0825 – 1410PER / OD152 PER1500 – 2055KUL
    • TUE/FRI/SAT/MON (arr/dep Perth): (Boeing 737-900ER) OD153 KUL2315 – 0500PER / OD154 PER0700 – 1255KUL

The Malaysia-based airline Malindo has hubs at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the old KL airport at Subang. Their fleet consists of six Boeing 737-800, six Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, with four more 737s due for delivery by the end of 2015. It also operates 11 ATR72 turboprops.

The entry of Malaysia’s AirAsia into Indonesia prompted Indonesian airline Lion Air to establish Malindo (derived from Malaysia and Indonesia) in Malaysia, as a joint venture between National Aerospace and Defence Industries (NADI) (51%) of Malaysia and Lion Air of Indonesia (49%).

Malindo launched services on 22 March 2013, and now operates to all major airports in Malaysia and internationally to Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Singapore. Australia will be the eighth country served by the airline.

Malindo is considered to be a hybrid airline, as it combines some features of premium airlines with low cost fares. Its 737s feature Wi-Fi, an in-flight entertainment system for every seat, light snacks and a free meal, seat pitches of 32 inches in economy and 45 inches for business class, and free baggage allowances.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

5 thoughts on “Malindo Air to start Boeing 737-900ER services to Perth from 19 November 2015

  • September 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm


    • September 28, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Hi James,
      Our website is focused on aviation in Western Australia, so we are only covering Malindo Air operations to Perth.
      If you want further information on Malindo Air, I suggest you check their website.
      Kind Regards,

  • October 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I have checked the website plus I phoned Malaysia and my questions couldn’t be answered.I need wheelchair assistance I will be in business class and this Leeds me to my next question what is the width not pitch of the business class seat?Is there a free phone number I can phone in Perth for any further inquiries I may need?Cheers Dave

    • October 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      I could not find information on seat width, only the seat pitch (45 inches in Business Class).
      I could not find a contact number but there is a contact email address for customer care here:
      David Eyre

      • October 11, 2015 at 1:04 pm

        Thank you I’ve done all of the above.I’ve phoned Malindo in Malaysia twice with questions and nobody had answers.Perth passengers I would be very weary of this airline.Example I did a multi city quote business class to Indonesia via KL my quote was different than the supervisor of which I had do the same booking online whist I was on the phone.I have a disability and on the online website it only gives 2 options Blind or haring impaired passenger nothing for mobility impaired passengers and the supervisor told me that you must check in 3 hours before departure to request wheelchair assistance but this is on a first come first service basis.What happens if there isn’t a wheelchair available are you just left to crawel by yourself (if your able)There are a lot of complaints about missing luggage and refunds.My gut feeling stear clear unless flying point to point and if you have a disability choose another carrier.Maybe if a ticket office or Malindo representation is here in Perth the service for Australian passengers may improve.Please note there is no free call phone numbers as yet to Malindo red you have to make an international call and the staff level of understanding the questions is poor and a very big lack of basic knowledge each with their own somewhat made up answer.These were my experiences this weekend.Malindo you need to greatly improve all aspects of service quality if you wish to remain competitive in Australia.


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