The Jakarta Post
Low cost air carrier Citilink offers many benefits for passengers who travel abroad particularly for medical reasons. This benefit applies for passengers traveling to Penang, Malaysia, for example. (Shutterstock/Broewnis Photo)
Low-cost carrier Citilink Indonesia launched on Nov. 8 new international routes that link Denpasar in Bali to Australia’s Perth and Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur.
Citilink director Juliandra said in a statement that the routes were considered strategic and expected to attract travelers.
Data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS) show that Malaysia and Australia contributed a total of 3.36 million travelers to Indonesia from January to September this year.
The Denpasar-Perth route operates daily with an Airbus A320 aircraft that can accommodate 180 passengers. The flight departs from Denpasar at 1:00 a.m. local time and arrives in Perth at 4:40 a.m. local time. The return flight from Perth to Denpasar leaves at 9:40 a.m. local time and arrives at 1:30 p.m. local time.
The Denpasar-Kuala Lumpur route also operates daily with an Airbus A320. The flight leaves Denpasar at 2:45 p.m. local time and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 5:40 p.m. local time. The return flight departs at 6:35 p.m. local time and arrives at 10:05 p.m. local time.
The routes will be the airline’s seventh and eight international links established this year, after routes that include Jakarta-Penang, Surabaya-Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta-Phnom Penh. (wng)