09 March 2013

Malindo Air (Chronology)

A new hybrid airline offers low air fares with additional services is set to takeoff its first flight on 22 March 2013 after its success in getting the AOC from Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Malaysia last month. This will mark the second low-cost carrier in Malaysia which offer additional service with affordable fares. This brand new airline will be operating Boeing 737-900ER.

It all begins last year, when one of the leading local news paper (Berita Harian) highlighted "Jobless Pilot" issues out.

(Berita Harian; March 2012)

Its started when few of flying school in Malaysia closing down due to financial and management problems which includes flying school situated at Johor Bharu, Ipoh as well as in Sabah. The issue immediately caught nationwide attention.

TV3 - Aduan Rakyat

Berita Harian took initiative to follow up the issue with local jobless pilot by interviewing them. Most of them working in a different working environment. This forces jobless pilot to take any offer that comes first.

New shine of hope for unemployed pilots out there when new local low cost carrier named as Malindo Air is announced. This brand new airline will be based at KLIA 2, its own by NADI (51%) and Lion Air (49%) respectively.

Malindo Air conducted walk in interview at Level 4, Main Terminal Building, KLIA on last September.

The response is overwhelming. Thousands of crowd turned up for the said walk-in interview.

I came at 5.30am to beat the crowd on the second day as I don't have the chance to be interview on the first day.

On the second day of interview, I managed to get in and interviewed by one of the senior captain.

Berita Harian

On 7 March 2013, the signing ceremony, product and service launch and welcoming the new AOC event has been held at Marriot Hotel, Putrajaya. Around 179 fresh pilot attended the said event.

(Berita Harian)

 Flight offers

Malindo Air Clip

 I would like to say thanks to everyone that involved in Malindo Air selection process for your kind hard work, as well as not to forget to Berita Harian for bringing up the issue. Congratulations to 179 fresh pilots that being accepted by Malindo Air.


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AkmalAmira said...

Congratesss guyssss.. u are the first pioneer of Malindo .. wuhoooo...
all the best arni :)

Zaid Umar said...

Cangratulations Arni!! I hope you can be a successful pilot in the future. All the best for you.

The Cockpit Diaries said...

The zaid.. Anyway, I'm with MASWINGS now.. Blog lama x update. Will update soon.

Zaid Umar said...

Owh, I taught you with Malindo. Anyway, all do best. Saya ada jugak cita2 nak jadi pilot dari kecik lagi but now I'm further my degree studies oversea. I'm decided to take a CPL after I finishing my study. Harap dapat kongsi pengalaman dan ilmu tentang aviation dari Arni.