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Jakarta Post

AirAsia to double Bandung flights

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Wed, April 6 2011   /  08:00 am

AirAsia Indonesia plans to double its flights to and from Bandung as more and more tourists are requesting direct flights to West Java’s provincial capital.

Airline director Dharmadi said Tuesday that starting April 15 the subsidiary of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia would add one more flight a day to Denpasar, Medan and Singapore. The airline currently has once-a-day flights linking Bandung to those cities.

“Tourism in Bandung has developed rapidly since we began operating the Bandung-Kuala Lumpur direct flight in April 2004,” he said.

“The load factor is fantastic. Even during the low season from January to March the load factor can reach 85 percent.”

Dharmadi was speaking after the airline conducted a positioning flight carrying officials from the Transportation Ministry and state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II from Jakarta on a new Airbus ...