Monday, August 15, 2011

Merpati Airlines to open two new routes

PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines is now flying farther. The plan, the national airline will open two new routes on 24 August.

Two new routes to be opened is the route of Semarang - Surabaya and Surabaya - Banyuwangi. Commerce Director of PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines Tony Achmad Aulia said the two new routes will be flown once a day for seven days a week. "We will use the MA 60 aircraft each with a capacity of 56 seats," said Tony.

According to Tony, the opening of new routes before Eid ul-Fitr deliberately chose the time when many people travel back and forth. Besides that, the new route is aimed at helping the government break down the traffic jams during Eid ul-Fitr.

Onwards, the two new routes will be maintained despite the home coming Eid ul-Fitr season is over. According to Tony,  the second route potential to be developed to target the people who travel on business between cities in Indonesia.