dnata partners with Batik Air to support enhanced travel between the UAE and Malaysia
Dubai, UAE, 7th December 2023: dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has partnered with Malaysia-based Batik Air, formerly known as Malindo Air, to bolster the airline’s newly launched route between Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
Batik Air began operating four weekly services from Dubai to Malaysia’s capital city in November 2023. This marked the airline’s second route launch in the Middle East this year, following its successful introduction of flights between Jeddah (KSA) and Kuala Lumpur in August.
dnata Representation Services will act as the airline’s general sales agent (GSA) in the UAE, providing a comprehensive range of travel services and local infrastructure for sales, marketing, and distribution support.
Drawing interest from UAE-based travellers, Batik Air has introduced attractive fares starting at AED 1,299 for Economy Class and AED 3,499 for Business Class return flights.
Simon Woodford, Vice President Global Air Services at dnata Travel Group, commented: “The reopening of Asia has sparked a rising trend in travel from the UAE, with a growing number of people seeking to explore the diverse landscapes and cultures of the continent. In Malaysia, cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur and the beautiful coastlines beyond – including Langkawi – are increasingly popular. We are delighted to support Batik Air locally, as it opens more options for travel between the UAE and Malaysia.”
Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, Group Strategy Director of Batik Air, added: "Malaysia is rapidly gaining recognition as a vibrant destination, known for its natural beauty, cultural richness, and warm hospitality, with a growing significance for business partnerships and cultural exchanges. With the launch of our direct flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur, travellers now have easier access to explore the country. Whether planning a leisurely getaway, a family vacation, or an important business trip, our affordable fares make exploring Malaysia more accessible than ever before.”
Flight OD714 departs from Dubai International (DXB) every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 4:05am, arriving in Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 3:35pm (local time). The return flight, OD713, operates on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, departing at 11:05pm (local time) and arriving at DXB at 2:25am.
The airline operates its Dubai service with a brand-new Boeing 737-8 aircraft, with 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats. Meals and drinks are available for sale on board all Batik Air flights. The airline also offers a selection of pre-purchased meals and additional baggage allowance at discounted rates.