BATIK Air Malaysia (formerly Malindo Air) has announced nonstop direct flights between Adelaide and Kuala Lumpur, with the new service to launch in July.
The service will run three times weekly initially, with the carrier to also provide onward connections over Kuala Lumpur for travellers wanting to explore its network of destinations across South East Asia, China, Japan and India.
Batik Air Malaysia previously operated a one-stop Adelaide service to Kuala Lumpur via Bali, with Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, Group Strategy Director for parent company Lion Air Group, saying the new direct flight comes in response to strong demand.
South Australia Tourism Minister Zoe Bettison praised the new route: “It is just wonderful for our state to have connectivity to Southeast Asia as international travel continues to recover post-pandemic”.
“This creates another opportunity for South Australia to enter a competitive market with direct access for travellers to visit and explore our beautiful state… this is exactly what our tourism economy needs as we continue to recover from the pandemic and focus on bringing international visitors back,” she said.
Adelaide Airport MD Brenton Cox said Malaysia is a strong long-term market for travel to and from Adelaide, commenting, “it’s fantastic news to welcome another airline flying between our two great cities”.