Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mandala Airline adding 4 new routes with Airbus 320

Airbus A-320

One of the Indonesia airline company - Mandala Airlines - had added three aircraft fleet of Airbus 320. These aircrafts will be used to strengthen the four new routes return once a day.

"With these three aircraft, on December 2008 will add the flight frequency to Jambi, Batam, Pangkal Pinang, and Padang by using the new Airbus A320 aircraft," said the CEO of Mandala, Warwick Brady (Jakarta, Wednesday, 10 December 2008).

The above four routes would be able to serve by two return flights. With this additional frequency, Mandala Airline will be able to provide 150,000 seats during the holiday season in December 2008 and January 2009.

Additional extra flight was well prepared for the main route across Indonesia such as to Yogyakarta, Denpasar, Medan and Pekanbaru. Mandala increase the flights frequency due to high demand on these routes.

"We have received many requests from our passengers to increase the number of flight frequency on these routes, with affordable price," Warwick Brady said.

He added, new routes to Jambi and Pangkal Pinang was opened on 21 September. These new routes was added due to very good growth of number of passengers flying to the city of Jambi and Pangkal Pinang. Mandala load factor Mandala for these routes is more than 90 percent.

From Batam to Surabaya, Medan and Padang, Mandala provide daily flight for each route. While the Batam to Jakarta route, Mandala provide twice flight a day. To aticipate the air transportation needs in the high season period, Mandala Airline has been providing the extra flight to several major routes such as Yogyakarta, Denpasar, Pekanbaru and Medan.