Review of Malindo Air flight Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu in Economy

Airline Malindo Air
Flight OD1028
Class Economy
Seat 16A
Aircraft Boeing 737-900
Flight time 02:35
Take-off 02 Jun 14, 16:40
Arrival at 02 Jun 14, 19:15
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Mohd Amiruddin
Published on 4th June 2014
Just a short report. For the first time in forever I boarded Malindo Air. A brand new low-cost carrier based in Malaysia. Seen as competitor of AirAsia, the Worlds Best Low-Cost Carrier, they sharing the same home.

Even titled as low-costed, but the fare seems more expensive than Malaysia Airline. I booked the flight at MYR288, while Malaysia Airline offered MYR210. Somehow, I want to try something new. Bye MH.

A little bit info about Malindo Air. Malindo Air provides a personal TV (in-flight entertainment system) in every seat, light snacks and free meal, seat pitches of 32 and 45 for economy class and business class respectively, and free baggage allowances of 20 kg & 30 kg.

Furthermore, Wi-Fi service will be available from June 2013 onwards.The combination of the amenities, services and low cost fares puts Malindo Air in the category of hybrid airline.

The IFE is based on Panasonic eXLite with 9 inch touchscreens in Economy class and 11.1 inch touchscreens in Business Class, capable of gestures (swiping, scrolling). Full meals are served in Business class.
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According to Malindo Air, a total of 50,000 passengers had flown with the airline as of 9 May 2013.
The airline also has expanded on a parallel turboprop service, focusing mainly on secondary routes within a 2-hour radius from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. Pioneer destinations include Penang, Johor Bahru and Kota Bharu, the flights have commenced in early June 2013.

They also provides regional flights to Jakarta,Denpasar-Bali,Bangkok,Chittagong,Dhaka,Ahmedabad,Tiruchirappali,Delhi,Kochi,Mumbai and Batam.

Malindo Air now living in their new home, the KLIA2-The World's Biggest Low-Cost Carrier Terminal.
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My boarding pass.
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Cabin view
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My seat
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Notice there in the seat pocket, the free snack. Cream crackers and mineral water.

Touchdown smoothly at Kota Kinabalu.


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Verdict

Malindo Air

6.9/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering5.0

Kuala Lumpur - KUL

9.6/10
Efficiency8.5
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Kota Kinabalu - BKI

8.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

For me, it is ordinary. Flying to this destination now seems more fun with variety airlines. I have to say that, flying with Malaysia Airline is the best. While Malindo Air is better than AirAsia for this sector.

Information on the route Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

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