Finally, after the long-awaited news, exactly today Malindo Air an airline Joint Venture between Lion Air Indonesia and Malaysia National Aerospace and Defence Industries officially fly in the sky of our neighboring country.
“Yeah, right (today) Malindo is flying,” said General Director of Lion Air, Edward Sirait through short message quoted from Liputan6.com, Friday (22/03/2013).
Malindo will fly on three cities are all in Malaysia, namely Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu
Based on the information from the official website of Malindo Air, at this early stage Malindo will fly on three cities, all in Malaysia, namely Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Malindo Air uses 3 types of fleet of Boeing 737-900ER, 737-800 and 787-8 Dreamliner, although currently there are 2 new fleet of Boeing 737-900ER.
Fleet which is used by Malindo is a part of the Lion Air order in 2011 which at that time became phenomenal as witnessed by U.S. President Barack Obama at the signing purchase of 230 aircraft including Boeing 737-900ER and the 787-8 Dreamliners valued at U.S. $ 21, 7 billion.
Thursday, March 21, 2013, Lion Air reported also purchase of 234 fleet Airbus A230 and made headlines by government and economists, and forcing the airport manager in Indonesia PT Angkasa Pura 1 and 2 to work hard to increase the capacity of the existing airport.
Lion Air’s growth more rapidly include Malindo Air, Wings Air and Batik Air further confirmed that competition in business middle class flight between Lion Air and Air Asia are increasingly stringent.