Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Batavia Air will open Denpasar-Perth route

Batavia Air plans to open a new route from Denpasar to Perth in November 2010. According to President Director of Batavia Air, Yudiawan Tansari, currently they are waiting for the certainty of the Ministry of Transportation Directorate General of Civil Aviation relating to permit flights.

"On November we will be ready to fly to Australia. We are currently awaiting permission from the government. Up to now divide of the rations 4000 additional seats airline flights to Australia for those interested from government unfinished yet. " Yudiawan Tansari said in Jakarta on Tuesday (14 / 9).

To accommodate the new flight route, Batavia Air will operate Airbus A320 with a capacity of 180 seats. The flight will be one times every day. Batavia Air needs around 1260 seats each week.

The above seats number is the same number of seats required by Sriwijaya Air which also to open new routes from Jakarta to Perth, by using Boeing 737-800 NG. However, these seats is greater than the needs of Garuda Indonesia Airlines and Air Asia plans to increase frequency. Garuda Indonesia Airlines plans to increase frequency of flights to Jakarta-Sydney as many as 666 seats and the Jakarta-Melbourne as many as 444 by operating Airbus A330-200 with a capacity of 222 seats.As for Air Asia requires 720 seats to the route Denpasar - Darwin that have been operated with an Airbus A320 carrying 180 passengers helpless.

Yudiawan said, if the Denpasar - Perth route get permission from the government, next year it will also re-opened two new routes to Austrlia, such as the route Denpasar – Melbourne and Denpasar – Sydney.