Brisbane Airport’s newest international airline partner, Malindo Air, has commenced daily flights to and from Kuala Lumpur via Denpasar (Bali).

The new flights add more than 130,000 seats annually between Queensland and Malaysia, and provide connections to 40 other international destinations on Malindo Air’s extended flight network.

Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and managing director, says Malindo Air is the 30th airline now flying into Brisbane Airport (BNE).

“It’s exciting to celebrate partnerships with new airlines such as Malindo Air as they provide greater choice and convenience for passengers and global connectivity for Queensland,” she says.

“Committing resources to commence daily services to a new destination is not a decision airlines make lightly, so we commend Malindo Air for putting its faith in Brisbane.

“We know travellers are going to take advantage of these new flights and embrace Malindo Air’s great fares and exceptional service.”

Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air, says his airline is excited to launch the only service between Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane with a stop in Bali.

“There are immense opportunities for future growth associated with this new connectivity as Brisbane is an important commercial business hub and tourism gateway to one of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Great Barrier Reef, and the beautiful Gold Coast,” he says.

“We will certainly work on building beneficial relationships with Malaysian and Australian tourism players and Brisbane Airport Corporation, to ensure the success of this new route.

“The commencement of this new route underscores the strong and growing economic, business and tourism links between Malaysia and Australia. It certainly improves the connectivity of Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane to other destinations in Malindo Air’s growing network, particularly to Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Literally, Malindo Air is giving our customers more options to choose a flight which suits their travel needs better.”

The daily flights (aboard a Boeing 737-900 aircraft, seating 12 business class and 150 economy class passengers, with meals and in-flight entertainment) will depart BNE at 7:15am each day, arriving in Denpasar (Bali) at 11:45am before arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 3pm local time.