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Jakarta Post

Lion’s Batik Air, Garuda to start new routes to Australia

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 9 2013   /  10:53 am

The Indonesian and Australian governments have renewed a bilateral air service agreement (ASA), allowing carriers from both nations to increase the frequency of connections between cities in the two countries this year, the Transportation Ministry announced on Friday.

The agreement was signed by Transportation Minister E.E. Mangindaan and Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Anthony Albanese in Canberra, Australia, on Thursday.

Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang S. Ervan said that the agreement would allow more slots from Jakarta; Denpasar, Bali; Makassar, South Sulawesi; Medan, North Sumatra; and Surabaya, East Java to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, and vice versa.

Through the renewed ASA, Indonesia and Australia are committed to providing 2,500 new seats per week, increasing total flight service to 27,500 seats a week.

“We believe t...