MALINDO Air will commence daily services between Kuala Lumpur and Sibu, Miri and Tawau next month, effectively ending AirAsia's dominance on these routes for low-cost flights.
The services to Sibu, Miri and Tawau will commence on June 11, June 14 and June 26 respectively.
The new routes coincide with the delivery of Malindo’s two Boeing 737-900ER aircraft next month, bringing its fleet size to four.
All-inclusive economy fares start from RM98 (US$32) to Miri and Sibu, and RM138 to Tawau. Business class fares start from RM499.
Miri-based Planet Borneo Tours executive director, James Wan, said: “Additional seat capacity on the Kuala Lumpur-Miri route increases the possibility of having larger incentives and teambuilding groups in Miri.
“We currently have difficulties securing more than 50 seats. The new flight also provides clients with a new travel option on a low-cost carrier with added benefits such as in-flight entertainment and light refreshments.”