The Jakarta Post
A terraced paddy-field in Argapura, Majalengka, West Java. (Shutterstock/File)
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia announced Wednesday that it will launch new services from Kertajati International Airport in Majalengka, West Java.
According to a statement, the airline will launch a flight from Kertajati to Lampung and on to Palembang starting Dec. 18 and a flight between Kertajati, Balikpapan and Tarakan starting Dec. 21.
"In line with our commitment to develop a national flight network, we expect these new flights to be able to support the effort to accelerate new economic opportunity in the regions," said Garuda Indonesia commercial director Nicodemus P. Lampe in a statement.
Available three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the Kertajati-Lampung-Palembang flight will use an ATR 72-600 aircraft that can accommodate 70 passengers. It is scheduled to leave Kertajati airport at 9:50 a.m. local time and arrive in Lampung at 11 a.m., and then continue its journey to Palembang at 11:30 a.m.
The return flight from Palembang to Lampung is scheduled to depart at 6:40 a.m. The connecting service will leave Lampung at 8:10 a.m. and arrive in Kertajati airport at 9:20 a.m.
Additionally, Garuda Indonesia will use a Bombardier CRJ1000 Nextgen aircraft that can accommodate 96 passengers to operate its Kertajati-Balikpapan-Tarakan flight twice a week on Monday and Friday. The Kertajati-Balikpapan flight will leave Kertajati airport at 12:35 p.m. and arrive in Balikpapan at 4:10 p.m., and then leave for Tarakan at 5 p.m.
The flight from Tarakan to Balikpapan will depart at 9:10 a.m., before leaving Balikpapan at 10:45 a.m. to arrive in Kertajati at 11:55 a.m. (kes)