Monday, January 17, 2011

MEDAN become one of the AirAsia HUB airport in INDONESIA

medan as the hub port of indonesia airasia

Indonesia AirAsia Airlines has announced the inauguration of Medan as one of the hub airport in Indonesia. The inauguration was marked by the maiden flight numbered QZ 8084 from Polonia Airport, Medan to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok.

'We saw Medan as a fast growing city. Medan are also a potential market for our airlines, especially in terms of number of passengers and flights that can be developed, both domestically and internationally", said Dharmadi, President Director of Indonesia AirAsia.

With the introduction of Medan as one of the hubs, then the hub airport of Indonesia AirAsia to five. Four others hub port are Cengkareng (Jakarta), Bandung (West Java), Denpasar (Bali), and Surabaya.

In fact, the flight of Indonesia AirAsia in Medan since August 24, 2004, and is now serving six routes, domestic and international, such as Medan (MES)-Bandung (BDO), Medan (MES) - Surabaya (SUB), Medan (MES) - Kuala Lumpur (KL), Medan (MES) - Penang (PEN), Medan (MES) - Bangkok (BKK), and Medan (MES) - Hong Kong (HKG).

With the status of a hub airport, said Communications Manager of Indonesia AirAsia, Audrey Progastama, the airline will prepare a special spare parts and technicians. From Medan, will also added domestic flights and international flight of Indonesia AirAsia.

According to Mulyana, Hub Station Manager in Medan, they already had 78 AirAsia staff that is ready to provide the best support. "We're committed to provide better service for passengers and our passengers, especially in Medan city, can experience an unforgettable experience when flying with our airline," said Mulyana.

On Saturday (Jan 15, 2010), Indonesia AirAsia fly the maiden flight from Medan to Bangkok using Airbus A320s. Planes depart from Medan at 15:05 pm and is scheduled to arrive in Bangkok at 17:15 local time. Meanwhile, Medan - Hong Kong's inaugural flight is scheduled to take place January 16, 2011 at 14.30 and arrive at 19:35 pm Hong Kong time.