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Jakarta Post

Citilink expands routes, eyes 4 million passengers next year

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 22 2011   /  08:00 am

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia’s low-cost division, Citilink, is expected to double its total passenger number to 4 million in 2012 with the expansion of its fleet and new routes.

“By having 10 new Airbus aircraft next year and adding more flights, we are expecting 4 million passengers to fly with Citilink next year,” Elisa Lumbantoruan, the vice president of Citilink and executive president of finances for Garuda Indonesia told The Jakarta Post during the Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards 2011/2012 in Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta.

He said that as of September 2011, as many as 1.2 million passengers flew with the airline and that the figure was expected to increase to 2 million by the end of the year.

In order to take the advantage of the surging demand for budget airlines, the airline will add three more routes next year, which will link Jakarta and...