When I first heard the name Malindo, it made me curious and a check revealed that the name was derived from Malaysia and Indonesia, signifying the friendliness and pacts both the countries share. Owned by the Indonesian Lion Air group, Malindo Air, which is a low cost airline has its hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. It commenced its operations in 2013 and they now connect to 55 destinations across the globe, but majorly across Asia.
I recently had the opportunity to travel with Malindo Air from Bangalore to Kuala Lumpur and back. Online check-in is the preferred option these days and Malindo Air too offers that option to avoid standing in long queues at the airport. The flight also allows a check-in baggage of up to 25 Kgs weight for economy class and up to 40 Kgs for business class flyers. They allow one cabin baggage and one laptop bag.
While I didn’t get a chance to experience business class, economy class was a nice experience. The seat was comfortable with a good leg room and sufficient space for cabin baggage.
Though Malindo doesn’t serve alcohol, they served an Indian dinner (probably because the flight was from India) and it was satiating. The in-flight entertainment options are aplenty with English, Hindi and Indian regional movies apart from games. Plugged on the ear heads and enjoyed myself wrapped in comfortable blankets.
The services provided are quite good for a low cost airline and both my flights were well on time. I would definitely suggest Malindo Air to anyone who intends to travel on a low cost airline from India to Kuala Lumpur or any of the destinations to which they operate.
P.S.: I flew to Kuala Lumpur and back, courtesy Malindo Air and Tourism Malaysia.