The Jakarta Post
Deputy CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, Veranita Yosephine, said the new service has been prepared since last year. (Shutterstock/Everything You Need)
Starting from March 18, low-cost carrier AirAsia Indonesia is set to fly direct from Medan's Kualanamu International Airport in North Jakarta to Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport three times a day.
CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, Veranita Yosephine, said the new service, which has been in preparation since last year, would connect the airline's domestic routes from Medan to other cities in Indonesia, such as Semarang, Central Java; Surabaya, East Java; Bali; Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara; Sorong, West Papua; Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara; and Belitung, Bangka Belitung; through Jakarta.
“We started our domestic route expansion this year by answering the public’s demand to add an additional direct flight that connects Jakarta and Medan,” Veranita said in a statement as quoted by tempo.co on Tuesday.
The new route is also expected to help boost tourist arrivals to North Sumatra from Jakarta, as well as other connected cities, and vice versa.
According to the statement fares start at Rp 680,000 (US$49.46) for the Jakarta-Medan route, and Rp 695,000 for Medan-Jakarta -- all include a baggage allowance of up to 15 kilograms.
Veranita added that an economic add-on package was also available, which includes in-flight meals, standard seat option, flight delay insurance and on-time guarantee protection. (dpk/kes)
Paragraph two in this article has been corrected.
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