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Citilink starts flying Airbus A320

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, September 20 2011   /  10:52 am

Jakarta: Citilink, the low-cost strategic business unit (SBU) of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, has begun to offer commercial flights with its Airbus A320-200 narrow body airplane, to provide passengers with more flights, Garuda said in a statement released Monday.

Citilink’s first A320 arrived in late August and has been at the Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) being painted and readied in Citilink’s new livery. The first A320 is currently linking Jakarta with Balikpapan, Banjarmasin and Medan and took its first commercial flight on Sept. 16.

The A320 has 180 seats and offers more comfort with larger cabin space for passengers, Citilink claims in the statement dated Sept. 16.

Citilink is currently still using its ageing Boeing 737-300/400 narrow body airplanes, which are soon to be phased out, to serve eight cities in Indonesia but plans to add new destinations...