The Jakarta Post
A Citilink Indonesia plane arrives as the first commercial airline at the Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) on May 2. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)
Low-cost carrier Citilink Indonesia officially moved some of its domestic flights from Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung to Kertajati Airport in Majalengka on Monday.
Among the routes were Surabaya, East Java; Denpasar, Bali; Medan, North Sumatra; Palembang, South Sumatra; and Pekanbaru, Riau. All are operated using the Airbus A320 aircraft.
Meanwhile, Citilink's flights that utilize ATR 72-600 planes will continue to operate from Husein Sastranegara Airport.
“Citilink Indonesia has prepared and coordinated with stakeholders to ensure smooth, secure and convenient flight service operations,” said Citilink VP corporate secretary Resty Kusandarina in a statement.
Resty added that the airline had announced the move to all passengers through its website, social media, email, call center as well as SMS to ensure they are well-informed.
She expressed hope that the airport's infrastructure would continue to be developed at the airport, especially related to passenger accessibility.
“Currently, Kertajati Airport has DAMRI buses to transfer passengers from the airport to Bandung during the transition period. Other shuttle facilities are also available to take passengers to other cities in West Java," said Resty.
Citilink also announced on Monday the opening of two new routes from Husein Sastranegara Airport to Yogyakarta and Tanjung Karang. It also revealed plans to launch a new service from Bandung to Surakarta. (dpk/kes)