AirAsia Indonesia to serve new international routes
The Jakarta Post
Low-cost airline AirAsia has announced plans to open new international routes to India, Japan, Macau and Shenzhen.
A Denpasar – Kuala Lumpur – Mumbai route will be opened on May 19, with seven flights a week; a Bali – Narita route will be served four times a week; a Jakarta – Macau service will become available on Aug. 17 this year, followed by a Jakarta – Singapore – Shenzen route on Oct. 17.
“AirAsia is number one when it comes to bringing overseas tourists to Indonesia. The airline contributes 25 percent, while the airline that takes the second spot only contributes half of that,” Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said during a recent visit to the AirAsia Indonesia offices.
“We’re targeting to bring two million overseas tourists to Indonesia […] We’re going to add more flights to every destination, especially China and India. Currently, AirAsia Indonesia has 22 Airbus A320 and two Airbus A330 aircraft, and we’re going to add two more airplanes,” said AirAsia Indonesia CEO Dendy Kurniawan. (kes)
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