June 11, 2019

My Experience with Malindo Air- Review

Malindo Air is an airline owned by Lion Air group of Indonesia with hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Operations started six years ago in 2013 and presently the airline connects more than 55 destinations across the world. The name Malindo is a combination of the first few letters of Malaysia and Indonesia. This also signifies the cordial relationship these two Asian countries share apart from the similarities in their culture.  

I recently travelled with Malindo Air from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur and back, and the experience was a pleasant one. Malindo Air offers online check- in to make sure their travellers can avoid standing in long queues at the airport. While economy class flyers are allowed a check in baggage of upto 25 Kgs per per ticket, the business class flyers are allowed up to 40 Kgs. Like every other airline, Malindo allows one cabin baggage and a laptop bag per person.

While I would have loved to explore the business class, economy class was definitely a good experience. The seat was comfortable with a fairly good leg room and sufficient space for the cabin baggage. The hostess’ were quite amiable and were ready to always help.

Dinner had limited options and one could choose either the vegetarian or the non vegetarian one. While they served rice and tofu for vegetarians, for the meat lovers it was rice and chicken. I had rice and chicken, and it was a satiating meal. Alcohol is not served on Malindo Air; however, they do offer aerated non- alcoholic drinks.

Malindo Air offers numerous in-flight entertainment options with English, Hindi and Indian regional language movies. This is apart from various television series, songs and games. Ear phones and cosy blankets are provided by the airline.

Both my flights were well on time and I was quite satisfied with the services and experience provided by Malindo Air. I would definitely suggest Malindo Air if one intends to travel from India to Malaysia. 

Malindo Air is also starting flights from Varanasi to Kuala Lumpur from July 2019 onward.

P.S.: I flew from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur and back, courtesy Malindo Air and Tourism Malaysia.


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