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Jakarta Post

Batavia Air opens new route to Banda Aceh

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, April 30 2010   /  10:49 am

JAKARTA: Low cost carrier Batavia Air has launched a new route from Jakarta to Banda Aceh with the maiden flight taking off on Wednesday, the airline’s public relations manager, Eddy Haryanto, said Thursday.The daily flight leaves Jakarta at 8:30 a.m. via Medan before arriving at Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport in Banda Aceh at 12:20 p.m. The returning flight leaves for Jakarta via Medan at 12:55 p.m.“Batavia Air’s service to Banda Aceh fulfills our dream of linking Indonesia’s westernmost province and easternmost province,” Eddy said in a statement. “With its marine and tourism potentials, Banda Aceh is Batavia Air’s 39th destination.”Aceh still has to develop its potentials, Eddy said, adding that the province also had a free port in Sabang as well as strategically located close to Malaysia and Thailand.In addition to domestic routes, Batavia Air also serves Guangzhou in C...