Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Airline optimistic, airline business continues to increase next year


The number of Air Asia passengers up to the third quarter of 2010 has reached 2.8 million passengers. By the end of 2010, this number is expected to reach of 4 million passengers.

This belief is based on the achievement of Air Asia in 2009 are able to fly 3.5 million passengers. This amount can be achieved with a total fleet of 10 Airbus A-320 and 3 Boeing-373. In 2010, Air Asia has added four Airbus A-320. These conditions make Air Asia optimistic target of 4 million passengers by the end of 2010 was achieved.

The total number of passengers of Air Asia during 2010 supported by some flight routes, such as Jakarta - Denpasar, Jakarta - Singapore, Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur, Perth - Denpasar. Unfortunately, Audrey does not mention the number of passengers for each route. "I do not know, but the fourth route is the most passengers" said Audrey Progastama, Corporate Communications Manager Air Asia

Next year, Air Asia at least the target number of passengers for international flights can be increased up to 4.5%. This is due in 2011 will the government have imposed a fiscal free for international flights.

Meanwhile, Nurmaria Sarosa, Head of Corporate Communication, Mandala Air, said that this year passengers of Mandala Air as many as 2.5 million people. This number decreased from the year 2009, of 3 million passengers. This decrease was caused by a fleet reduction of Mandala Air, from 7 fleets in 2009, to 5 fleets in 2010.

According Nurmaria, the number of passengers in 2010 which reached 2.5 million people supported by regional routes, such as Jakarta-Singapore, Jakarta - Hong Kong and Jakarta - Macau. These routes accounted for approximately 20% of Mandala Air passengers this year.

In 2011, Mandala Air is targeting to fly 3, 5 million passengers. Increasing the target is in line with the plan to increase the number of airlines. Mandala Air plans to add about 5 airlines later in 2011. This amount is based on Ministry of Transportation regulations that require each airline to have a fleet of at least 10 flights by January 12, 2012.

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