KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Local carrier Malindo Air said it will increase the frequency of local flights to accommodate increased demand for the general election.
The company said it will add flights from May 8 to 10 and the corresponding tickets will be available via all the airline’s retail channels, from physical to online.
For flights to and from east Malaysia, the airline said it will add 16 trips bound for Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, which opens up around 2,592 extra seats.
“On the other hand, 10 flights with the capacity of 1,620 seats were added to trips within Peninsular Malaysia, including to Penang and Kota Baru,” it said in a statement.
Malindo previously announced it was also waiving rerouting fees for Malaysians travelling for the May 9 general election.
Besides Malindo, local low-cost carrier AirAsia also announced more flights to cater to the general elections.
The budget airline’s group CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, also tweeted that flights to Sarawak would be priced at RM120, RM199 for flights to Sabah, and RM99 for flights heading into the peninsula.