Malindo Air finally confirms Brisbane flights

By David Flynn, March 3 2017
Malindo Air finally confirms Brisbane flights

Malindo Air's launch of flights between Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur via Denpasar (Bali) has finally moved from on-again off-again rumour into the realm of bookable reality.

The airline – whose name is a portmanteau of Malaysia and Indonesia – is pitching daily flights from March 31, 2017 on board a Boeing 737-800 fitted with business class and inflight WiFi.

Malindo Air flight OD158 departs Brisbane at 7.15am to reach Denpasar at 11.45am; one hour later it's onwards to Kuala Lumpur for a 3.45pm touchdown.

On the way back,  OD157 is wheels-up from Kuala Lumpur at 6.05pm, arriving into Denpasar at 9.10pm and finally Brisbane at 5.40am the next day.

Business class travellers can take their pick from 12 leather reclining seats in a 2-2 configuration across three rows…

… with AC and USB power ports, and an 11.1-inch touchscreen inflight entertainment system.

Passengers at the pointy end – along with Malindo Miles Platinum members and Malindo Corporate Gold customers stuck in economy –  will have access to the Plaza Premium Lounge at Brisbane Airport and the Malindo Executive Lounge in Kuala Lumpur.


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

10 Aug 2015

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Finally they have annouced it


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Feb 2015

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Air Asia X have also appeared on the BAC monthly timetable with flights to the Malaysian capital from June with direct flights 4 x weekly.

10 Aug 2015

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Yeh I also noticed that. I asked a question about

06 Feb 2014

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they seem to being doing well on their PER-KL route...up to 12x weekly I think, but I suppose range limited to east coast given the 737 fleet, hence the need for a DPS stopover.


16 Nov 2011

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Shudder... Would never get me on any airline associated with Lion Air or any Indonesian airline except Garuda at a pinch.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

08 Jul 2016

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Flown them in J and Y.  J is very comfortable and the food quite tasty.  Very friendly staff.  Y was comfortable as well.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

04 Nov 2011

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No lounge access in Brisbane?

24 Oct 2010

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We've had to check that with Malindo Air, they tell us that at Brisbane eligible travellers will have access to the Plaza Premium Lounge.

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