Following the opening of a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) between Malaysia and Singapore, Malindo Air announced it will resume flights between the two countries.
Starting August 19, Malindo Air will operate a daily flight between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Regarding the flight resumptions, Malindo Air CEO Mushafiz Mustafa Bakri said in a statement: “The flights to Singapore are to cater to the demands of our passengers, and boost the economy under the RGL and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) schemes.”
The daily service will operate as OD803 departing Kuala Lumpur for Singapore at 1025H. The turnaround flight (OD804) will depart Singapore at around 1220H. \
Malindo Air's plans to resume its Kuala Lumpur-Singapore flights comes after AirAsia announced it will resume its services on the route two days earlier – on August 17.
The resumption of flights between both Malaysia and Singapore follows a bilateral decision to open a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme. The RGL will allow for short-term travel for essential business and official purposes by air or sea, subject to conditions aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.
Per guidelines set by the RGL, elegible travelers will be subject to health guidelines set by both countries including taking a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test. Eligible travelers who are residents of Singapore or Malaysia will be able to apply for a short stay less than 14 days in each country. Filing applications will be done with the respective countries' immigration departments starting August 10.
While resuming flights to Singapore, the airline has advised that all other international flight resumption plans will be first reported on the Malindo Air website.