Malaysia Airlines has launched flights between Kuala Lumpur and two new destinations in Indonesia, Solo and Pekanbaru.
Malaysia Airlines will operate the new routes, the 5th and 6th Indonesian destination for the airline, two times per week with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The flight to Solo is scheduled to depart from Kuala Lumpur at 20:30 and arrive at 22:15. The return flight, is timed to depart Solo at 23:15 and arrive back in Kuala Lumpur at 02:55 the following day.
Flights to Pekanbaru are scheduled to leave Kuala Lumpur at 19:50 and arrive in Pekanbaru at 19:55 the same day. The return leg is timed to depart Pekanbaru at 20:55 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 23:05.
Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Office, Izham Ismail, said, “The launch of these new routes is led by the increasing demand for flights between Kuala Lumpur and Indonesia. Pekanbaru is the capital city of the Riau Province, which is an economic centre for the country. Solo, traditionally known as Surakarta, is the historic royal capital on the Indonesian island of Java. These routes will enable closer Indo-Malaysian relations, especially in their respective tourism industries.”