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Nam Air launches four new domestic routes from Surakarta

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, March 29, 2020  /  04:36 pm
Nam Air launches four new domestic routes from Surakarta

Nam Air B737-500 taxis before take-off at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. (Shutterstock/Leony Eka Prakasa)

Nam Air, a subsidiary of Sriwijaya Group, launched four domestic routes to and from Adi Sumarmo International Airport in Surakarta, Central Java, on Sunday.

"This route opening aims to accommodate the mobility demand of travelers as well as students, who make up most of our loyal customers, from across the country," said Sriwijaya Air's Surakarta branch manager Taufik Usman in Surakarta on Sunday as quoted by kompas.com.

The new routes include return flights from Surakarta to Pontianak in West Kalimantan, Bali, Pangkal Pinang in the Bangka-Belitung Islands, and Palembang in South Sumatra.

Utilizing Boeing 737-500 planes that can accommodate 120 passengers, the Surakarta-Pontianak and Surakarta-Palembang services are available every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The Surakarta-Pangkal Pinang flight flies every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

"Due to force majeure related to COVID-19, the Surakarta-Bali return flight is being suspended until April 10," said Taufik, adding that the rest of the routes had their maiden flights on Sunday with occupancy rates between 70 and 90 percent.

The airline says it provides online check-in, meals and up to 20 kilograms of free baggage allowance.

Nam Air says it has sprayed disinfectant on all of its planes, is offering hand sanitizer at check-in counters and has implemented social distancing measures.

AirAsia Indonesia, another low-cost carrier, has suspended all of its domestic and international flights until April 21 and May 17, respectively. (kes)

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