Malindo Air first service to Australia arrives in Perth

9M-LNW Boeing 737-8GP (MSN 39875/5616) of Malindo Air, at Perth Airport - Thu 19 November 2015. First service to Australia by Malindo Air. Flight OD151 from Kuala Lumpur landing on runway 21 at 2:41pm and is seen here being greeted by a water cannon salute from local fire fighting crews. The first service was operated by a Boeing 737-800, but they are supposed to use a 737-900ER. The inaugural flight departed Kuala Lumpur over an hour late at 9:32am (scheduled departure is 8:25am), but made up time en route, arriving 36 minutes late, after a flight time of 5 hours 7 minutes. 9M-LNW is a recent addition to Malindo’s fleet; it first flew on 6 October 2015 and was delivered on 17 October 2015. Photo © Jim Woodrow
9M-LNW Boeing 737-8GP (MSN 39875/5616) of Malindo Air, at Perth Airport – Thu 19 November 2015.
First service to Australia by Malindo Air. Flight OD151 from Kuala Lumpur landed on runway 21 at 2:41pm and is seen here being greeted by a water cannon salute from local fire fighting crews. The first service was operated by a Boeing 737-800, but they are supposed to use a 737-900ER. The inaugural flight departed Kuala Lumpur over an hour late at 9:32am (scheduled departure is 8:25am), but made up time en route, arriving 36 minutes late, after a flight time of 5 hours 7 minutes. 9M-LNW is a recent addition to Malindo’s fleet; it first flew on 6 October 2015 and was delivered on 17 October 2015.
Photo © Jim Woodrow
9M-LNW Boeing 737-8GP (MSN 39875/5616) of Malindo Air, at Perth Airport - Thu 19 November 2015. First service to Australia by Malindo Air. Flight OD151 from Kuala Lumpur landed on runway 21 at 2:41pm and is seen here parking at Bay 151A at 2:46pm. The first service was operated by a Boeing 737-800, and departed Kuala Lumpur over an hour late at 9:32am (scheduled departure is 8:25am), but made up time en route, arriving 36 minutes late, after a flight time of 5 hours 7 minutes. 9M-LNW is a recent addition to Malindo’s fleet; it first flew on 6 October 2015 and was delivered on 17 October 2015. Photo © Jim Woodrow
9M-LNW Boeing 737-8GP (MSN 39875/5616) of Malindo Air, at Perth Airport – Thu 19 November 2015.
First service to Australia by Malindo Air. Flight OD151 from Kuala Lumpur landed on runway 21 at 2:41pm and is seen here parking at Bay 151A at 2:46pm. The first service was operated by a Boeing 737-800, and departed Kuala Lumpur over an hour late at 9:32am (scheduled departure is 8:25am), but made up time en route, arriving 36 minutes late, after a flight time of 5 hours 7 minutes. 9M-LNW is a recent addition to Malindo’s fleet; it first flew on 6 October 2015 and was delivered on 17 October 2015.
Photo © Jim Woodrow
9M-LNW Boeing 737-8GP (MSN 39875/5616) of Malindo Air, at Perth Airport - Thu 19 November 2015. First service from Australia by Malindo Air. Flight OD152 returning to Kuala Lumpur, seen here after take-off from runway 21 at 3:50pm. A later departure from Kuala Lumpur led to the aircraft arriving in Perth 36 minutes late, and it then departed Perth 45 minutes late, arriving in KL at 9:11pm. 9M-LNW is a recent addition to Malindo’s fleet; it first flew on 6 October 2015 and was delivered on 17 October 2015. Photo © David Eyre
9M-LNW Boeing 737-8GP (MSN 39875/5616) of Malindo Air, at Perth Airport – Thu 19 November 2015.
First service from Australia by Malindo Air. Flight OD152 returning to Kuala Lumpur, seen here after take-off from runway 21 at 3:50pm. A later departure from Kuala Lumpur led to the aircraft arriving in Perth 36 minutes late, and it then departed Perth 45 minutes late, arriving in KL at 9:11pm. 9M-LNW is a recent addition to Malindo’s fleet; it first flew on 6 October 2015 and was delivered on 17 October 2015.
Photo © David Eyre

19 November 2015 © David Eyre

Malindo Air operated their first service to Perth (also their first service to Australia) today.

Boeing 737-800 9M-LNW operated the inaugural flight, arriving on runway 21 from Kuala Lumpur as flight OD151 at 2:41pm.

As it taxied in, it was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute from the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting crews, parking at Bay 151A.

The return service OD152 to Kuala Lumpur took off from runway 21 at 3:50pm.

See our photos of the inaugural Malinda Air service to Australia.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

One thought on “Malindo Air first service to Australia arrives in Perth

  • November 20, 2015 at 9:15 pm
    Permalink

    Just flew QF Perth to Singapore on a 738 which was torture.
    Almost a five hour trip.
    Think I’m going to get into another 738 for a five, plus, hours trip to KL?
    Nay, methinks.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *