AirAsia Indonesia has opened three new routes. (Reuters Photo/Olivia Harris)

AirAsia Opens 3 New Routes Connecting Sumatra With Singapore, Jakarta


FEBRUARY 11, 2018

Jakarta. AirAsia Indonesia, a budget carrier based in Tangerang, Banten, announced on Friday (09/02) it has opened three new routes, two international and one domestic, to tap into the increasing demand for air travels.

The carrier, an affiliate of Southeast Asian low-cost airline AirAsia, opened new routes to Singapore from Medan, North Sumatra, and Padang, West Sumatra, and from Jakarta to Medan.

The flights are served on Airbus A320 airchraft with 180 seats.

"The opening of the new routes from Padang and Medan showed that AirAsia's network expansion in Indonesia is not centered in Jakarta and Bali only," AirAsia Indonesia Dendy Kurniawan chief executive said in a statement.

Dendy said AirAsia Indonesia expects that the direct flights to Singapore from the capitals of two provinces of the Sumatra island, coupled with low-cost tickets, will attract more visitors from the city-state.