Malindo Air OD0888 has touched down in Sapporo, Japan today at 6:20p.m. (local time) with 145 passengers on-board its inaugural flight. The flight departed from Kuala Lumpur at 7:40a.m., and stopover at Taipei, Taiwan for an hour before heading to Sapporo.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the departure gate of New Chitose International Airport before sending off the passengers of OD0889 from Sapporo to Kuala Lumpur.

Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air said, “Today is a new milestone to Malindo Air as we spread our wings to the land of the rising sun, Japan, which also represents the 17th country that we service in our network.”

“Japan has always been close to Malaysia, as we share strong ties through the economy trade, education, as well as food and cultural exchange. Our first link to Sapporo brings travellers to a city with cooling weather throughout the year, unspoiled nature and attractions such as volcanoes and natural hot springs,” he continued.

“We would also like to bring in more international traffic to Malaysia, in support of boosting local tourism and airport arrivals. Moreover, we will continue to explore flying into other cities in Japan,” he added.

There are 3 weekly flights to and from Kuala Lumpur. Booking is now available at a promotional fare of RM799 for Economy Class and RM1,999 for Business Class, on Malindo Air website, ticketing offices, customer care centre and its preferred travel agents.