The Jakarta Post
An AirAsia plane flies over Perth on Nov. 2, 2010. AirAsia has opened new international routes to Mumbai, India, and Macau, China, to tap into high demand among tourists from the two countries. (shutterstock.com/Nokuro/File)
AirAsia has opened new international routes to Mumbai, India, and Macau, China, to tap into high demand among tourists from the two countries.
"The growing number of Chinese and Indian tourists coming to Indonesia boosts our spirit to launch the new routes," said AirAsia Group CEO for Indonesia Dendy Kurniawan on Wednesday, as quoted by tempo.co.
Dendy added that the company was committed to supporting the government's efforts to develop Indonesian tourism by extending its route network and offering services at affordable prices.
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AirAsia Indonesia is set to operate the direct flight from Jakarta to Macau three times per week in a first phase starting on Aug. 7 and four times per week starting on Sept. 1 for the second phase. With promo fares starting from Rp 888,000 for the period of Aug. 7 to June 5, the new service will use an Airbus A320-200 that can accommodate 180 passengers.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai route will start on May 19 and connect to Bali – with a transit of 65 minutes in Kuala Lumpur. AirAsia X Indonesia plans to serve the flight seven times per week using Airbus A330-300 aircraft that can accommodate 377 passengers. (vod/kes)