KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — Malindo Air, a Malaysian-based regional airline, announced that it is now officially rebranded as Batik Air. The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has granted a new Air Operators Certificate (AOC) to Malindo Airways, effective from 28 April 2022.

The airline's rebranding is in line with the parent company Lion Group's goal to establish a common identity for the full-service airlines within the group. With this approval in place, Batik Air will now be able to conduct improved business for seamless transfers, leveraging Kuala Lumpur International Airport as a transit hub for the Lion Group of Airlines.

"With the rebranding exercise and the reopening of the borders taking place in the region, we are very excited for the opportunities presented to us for the potential growth of our airline, and with the new brand, we will be able to offer fresh and new services," 

said CEO Capt. Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri.

Lion Group will conduct the rebranding process in phases, and Batik Air will communicate progressively with its passengers and partners during the rollout.

With the reopening of borders and the gradual improvement in the demand for travel, Batik Air will be adding some Boeing 737 jets to its existing fleet to offer services to the markets operated before the pandemic.