Malindo Air in Malaysia, Lion Air in Indonesia and Thai Lion Air – all members of the Lion Air Group- are adding more international flights.
Malindo Air is launching Malindo Air for the summer season 2017 two additional new routes to Bangladesh and Myanmar out of Kuala Lumpur. The carrier will propose three weekly flights from KLIA to Chittagong (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday) starting March 30. From April 3, the airline will also serve Yangon with four weekly flights out of the Malaysian capital city (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday). The carrier is also launching a twice-weekly route linking Kuala Lumpur –Penang to Haikou in China whiel Guangzhou will beserved by a daily flight.
Malindo Air is also increasing the total number of frequencies from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah (four times weekly) and Medan Kuala Namu (11 times weekly).
On the long-haul front, the airline is also launching a daily frequency linking Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane via Denpasar from the end of March.
Last February, Indonesia’s Lion Air resumed its daily frequency from Solo (Central Java) to Kuala Lumpur and inaugurated a route between Surabaya and KL. The airline also boosted recently its presence in Solo with new routes to Bandar Lampang, Denpasar/Kupang, Jambi, Lombok, Medan, Palangkaraya, Palembang and Pontianak.
However, the largest network’s increase is for Thai Lion Air with the launching last February of domestic routes between Bangkok and Trang as well as Chiang Mai and Surat Thani. This month, the carrier is opening two daily frequencies from Bangkok to Khon Kaen as well assix weekly flights to Phitsanulok.
On the international front, Thai Lion Air opens on March 24 eight weekly flights from Bangkok to Hanoi, which follows the opening last October a daily flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On April 1st, the carrier will start serving the city of Nanchang in China out of Bangkok with four weekly frequencies. Another route to China will link the Thai capital to Nanjing. The route was already served by Thai Lion Air on a charter basis but is now turning into a permanent scheduled route.