Wednesday, June 22, 2011

AirAsia plans to increase flight frequency Bandung-Kuala Lumpur six times a day

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Development of business and tourism city of Bandung bring fresh air for the airlines. One airline that gets lucky is that of PT Indonesia AirAsia. Since it was first held in Bandung route using Airbus A320 on June 2, 2011, the number of passengers of this route continues to grow.

Dharmadi, President Director of AirAsia, said, in a day AirAsia could serve Bandung - Kuala Lumpur route three times. As for Bandung - Singapore route, AirAsia to enable it twice a day.

He said the two routes have load factor above 80%. "As many as 75% of the passengers of this route are tourists, mainly from Malaysia," said Dharmadi. As for domestic routes, AirAsia flight hold Bandung - Bali and Bandung – Medan each twice a day. "We can fly to Bandung 1300 passengers per day," he explained.

Based on the prospective potential of Bandung, AirAsia plans to increase flight frequency Bandung - Kuala Lumpur so six times a day using Airbus A320. Dharmadi explained, the plane was able to fly 22% more passengers and more fuel efficient with 15%.

Naturally, AirAsia aggressively pursue a market in Bandung. Not long ago,Tri Sunoko, President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero), said, Bandung city population reaching 4 million, making the number of passengers from the Flower City continues to rise.

Currently, Bandung flight routes served by six airlines namely AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Merpati Airlines, Wings Air, Sriwijaya Air, and Susi Air. "This year, each carrier can transport 2,500 passengers per day," said Tri.

This number increased 19% compared to last year's 2098 people per day. Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) recorded, the number of foreign tourists entering through Husein Sastranegara from January to April 2011 grew 35.27% to 36,919 people.