Travellers in Sunny Singapore now have another option to make their way over to the Land Below the Wind with Malindo Air's inaugural Singapore (SIN) - Kota Kinabalu (BKI) direct flight on the 10th of August 2018.


Malindo Air SIN - BKI.


Malindo Air's new flight route from Singapore's Changi Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Terminal 1).


Our staff was one of 65 passengers who flew into Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Terminal 1) at 3.25PM via the OD 831 flight on board a Boeing 737NG aircraft. 


Kota Kinabalu International Airport.


Awaiting to welcome the inaugural SIN - BKI flight.


Malindo Air currently serves the following direct flights daily:

OD 830 // BKI - SIN : 0915 to 1140 (GMT+8)
OD 831 // SIN - BKI : 1240 to 1505 (GMT+8)


Inside the Boeing 737NG, flight OD 831.


Premium services by Malindo Air.


With a growing number visiting Sabah, Malindo Air's new direct flight route will be one of three options, alongside Air Asia and Silk Air, totaling 28 flights per week to Kota Kinabalu. Each flight will be a 2-hour and 30-minute journey.



  • Spacious 32" seat pitch.
  • Flight meals included.
  • In-flight entertainment (screens on all seats).
  • 25KG (Economy class) & 40KG (Business class) check-in baggage allowance.



  • No in-flight entertainment.
  • No meals included.
  • Baggage allowance upon purchase.



  • Meals included.
  • In-flight entertainment available on shared screen or log into app via mobile.
  • 30KG check-in baggage allowance.


Ample leg room (even more by the emergency exit).


Malindo Air features individual in-flight entertainment.


Meals included.


Arrival at Kota Kinabalu.


Photo Source: Malindo Air


The OD 831 flight was welcomed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai, stating that, "Tourism is a very important industry for Sabah, and we hope that there will be more direct flights to Kota Kinabalu, and even Tawau and Sandakan in the future."


Describing Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) as a beautiful destination for both Singaporeans and passengers transiting at Singapore, Malindo Air CEO, Chandran Rama Mutu, stated that they are thrilled to introduce the direct flight from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu.


Photo Source: The Malay Mail


Promotional fares for the new route start from MYR 249 (Economy Class) and from MYR 599 (Business Class).



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