Private airline TransNusa has opened a new route connecting Semarang and Cilacap, both in Central Java, in an effort to expand its market share in Central Java.
TransNusa president director Bayu Sutanto said Semarang-Cilacap flights would operate every Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
“We will use the ATR72 aircraft for this route, with the fare ranging from Rp 300,000 [US$21.50] to Rp 900,000. The aircraft has 50 seats. Once demand increases, we will increase it to 72 seats. The flight takes only 40 minutes,” said Bayu on Monday.
Managed by the Transportation Ministry’s Civil Aviation Directorate General, Tunggul Wulung Airport in Cilacap has a 1,400-meter runway that is 30 m in width.
Bayu said the TransNusa flight would depart from Cilacap for Semarang at 8:55 a.m. local time.
Government officials and businesspeople in the two cities are expected t...