Batik Air, formerly Malindo Air, has launched direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Sapporo and Osaka via Taipei from Jan 3 to Jan 20 in 2023, respectively. This brings joy to fans of Japanese travel as there is now another alternative to flying there.
The announcement was made after the recent launch of its four-time weekly flights on the popular Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo route in mid-December 2022. “The new flights are deployed to meet the growing demand for travel between Malaysia and Japan,” the airline said in a statement.
Batik Air Flights from KLIA to Sapporo and Osaka in 2023
With the launch of the new routes to Japan, Batik Air is offering promotional fare tickets, which are now available for booking for Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo from as low as RM1,590, all-in for economy class. For flights from Taipei to Sapporo, promotional one-way economy class fare starts from NT$4,695.
Economy class promotional fare from Sapporo to Kuala Lumpur starts from 57,300 Japanese yen, whereas, for flights from Sapporo to Taipei, one-way economy class fare starts from 22,010 Japanese yen.
Chief executive officer Captain Mushafiz Mustafa Bakri said with the launching of these routes to Sapporo and Osaka, Batik Air was highly optimistic about the market growth to the land of the rising sun.
“In addition to the four-time weekly flights to Osaka and three-time weekly flights to Sapporo, Batik Air is planning to increase flights to Tokyo to seven times a week. By March next year, Batik Air will have a combined 14 weekly flights between Malaysia and Japan,” he said.
Batik Air has already launched daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo-Narita International Airport, Japan, from Dec 15 2022, utilising the brand-new Boeing 737-8 aircraft, which is fitted with 12 business and 150 economy class seats. The frequency will be increased to daily flights from Jan 15 2023, onwards.
- Batik Air Tokyo Flight, coded OD680, would depart Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) at 12.35 pm and arrive at Narita at 8.50 pm.
- The return flight OD681 will depart Narita at 10.00 pm and arrive in KLIA at 05.10 am.
Conclusion to Batik Air Japan Flights 2023
For more information, please visit the Batik Air website, which is still known as Malindo Air to many, and they will eventually change the domain name in time to come.
Mushafiz added that Batik Air wanted to create more options in regional connectivity and tap into a vast tourism potential by introducing direct routes to Japan from Kuala Lumpur. This will give consumers more options for airlines that fly into Japan from Malaysia.