In the competition among low cost and hybrid airlines, Malindo Airways is providing a plus which could make a difference with its competitors. The Malaysian-Indonesian carrier has revised baggage allowance for Economy Class jet operations (Boeing) to 25kg for bookings which are ticketed on and after 1st December 2017. The previous franchise for luggage was fixed at 20 kg.
This revision is applicable to the entire network for both inbound and outbound segments as well as codeshare flights with its sister airline, Batik Air (ID).Both carriers are part of the Lion Air Group. Baggage allowance for Dhaka (DAC) and Chittagong (CGP) remain at 35kg. Baggage allowance for flights carried on ATR aircraft remains meanwhile at 15kg due to the small sioze of the aircraft (72 seats).
With this implementation, the two (2)-piece luggage restriction imposed currently will be revoked for jet operations (Boeing), allowing passengers to carry more than two (2) luggage, as long as the total weight of the baggage is within the permitted allowance.
In another development, the airline just launched its first flights to Cambodia, offering one daily frequency from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh. The flight was originally due to be launched in August with two daily frequencies this year, bHowever, the service has been delayed until December as Malindo lacked aircraft to start the new route.
The airline added two weekly services to Haikou from Kuala Lumpur in November and is also offering two additional weekly flights to taipei until year-end.
Malindo offers a network of 33 destinations out of Kuala Lumpur., making the carrier the second largest low cost airline out of the Malaysian capital.