|Commenced operations||22 March 2013|
|Hubs||Kuala Lumpur International Airport|
|Secondary hubs||Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Malindo Miles|
|Company slogan||Smarter Way to Travel|
|Headquarters||Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Key people||Chandran Ramamurthy (CEO)
Edward Sirait (President Director Lion Group)
Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd (doing business as Malindo Air) is a Malaysian  airline with headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. The name Malindo is derived from the names Malaysia and Indonesia, and signifies a cooperative pact between the two countries.
The entry of AirAsia from Malaysia in the home turf of Lion Air has encouraged the Indonesian airline to enter the Malaysian market with a subsidiary airline. AirAsia's subsidiary Indonesia AirAsia, in partnership with its parent firm, attempted to buy Indonesian carrier Batavia Air to gain a foothold in Indonesia, but the deal did not go through due to regulatory complications and Batavia Air ended up going bankrupt. The attempted deal resulted in a turf war between Lion Air, Indonesia's biggest low-cost carrier, and AirAsia, Asia's biggest low-cost carrier.
Mr Chandran Ramamurthy, personal assistant executive to the president director of Lion Air, has been appointed as CEO of Malindo Air. The airline's inaugural flights began operations on 22 March 2013.
For its jet routes, Malindo Air provides a personal TV (in-flight entertainment system) in every seat, light snacks and free meal, seat pitches of 32" and 45" for economy class and business class respectively, and free baggage allowances of 15 kg & 40 kg (for domestic flights) while 20 kg or 30 kg & 40 kg (for international flights). Furthermore, Wi-Fi service will be available from June 2013 onwards. The combination of the amenities, services and low cost fares puts Malindo Air in the category of hybrid airline.
The IFE is based on Panasonic eXLite with 9 inch touchscreens in Economy class and 11.1 inch touchscreens in Business Class, capable of gestures (swiping, scrolling). Full meals are served in Business class.
The airline also has expanded on a parallel turboprop service, focusing mainly on secondary routes within a 2-hour radius from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. Pioneer destinations include Penang, Johor Bahru and Kota Bharu, the flights have commenced in early June 2013.
In early 2017, the airline's parent company Lion Air is expected to re-brand Malindo Air to "Batik Malaysia" which will focus on international routes while Batik Air serves domestic routes in Indonesia. The re-branding exercise had been put on hold as it could be seen on the newly delivered B737-800 aircraft (9M-LNZ), which previously don Batik Air Malaysia logo, replaced with Malindo logo instead.
Recently, Malindo and Turkish Airlines has announced an interline agreement, in order to tap new markets as well as enable passengers to find connections easier when travelling between ASEAN and Europe., and recently, Qatar Airways also became their interline partner as well.
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Malindo Air codeshares with the following airlines:
|Boeing 737-800||23||9||12||150||162||9 more to be transferred from Batik Air|
|Boeing 737-900ER||6||6||12||168||180||6 to be transferred from Batik Air|
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||2||4||—||180||180||Deliveries began May 2017|
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