Sunday, February 14, 2010

Flight Frequency to Jeddah 35 times per week


Currently the frequency of flights from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia, especially King Abdul Aziz Airport, Jeddah  already 35 times per week to anticipate the demand of passengers.
"We propose to added the frequency of flight. Before only 21 times per week. As was approved now become 35 times per week to Jeddah," said Director General of Civil Aviation Ministry of Transport Herry Bhakti S Gumay, in Jakarta.
Herry explained, the regulator always facilitate the airline company request who want to fly and add flights to other countries, including international routes to Jeddah.
"Of the total permits, the regulator share the service, among others airline companies. Now Lion Air has allocated five times per week, Garuda Indonesia 11 times and Batavia Air has three times per week," he said.
However, the interest in this international routes are still the three airlines companies Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air and Batavia Air.
Herry also said that other international routes in the Middle East, is currently rampant growth as shown much of the region's airlines are flying to Indonesia.
"If they fly over here, in fact, Indonesian airlines may also fly there. This is the principle of reciprocal," he said.
Some airlines already flying to Indonesia such as Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and other airlines from Dubai and other cities such as Abu Dhabi.