Saturday, October 15, 2011

SRIWIJAYA Air ready to launch the FULL Premium service


Sriwijaya Air is optimistic can launch full premium service starting April 2012. That can be done after successfully replacing the entire Sriwijaya Air Boeing B737-200 with a B737-500.

Sriwijaya Air currently has 12 units of Boeing B737-200 aircraft that have been considered old and will replace them with the Boeing B737-500. Both types of aircraft has a capacity of 110 seats. Aircraft with a capacity of as much as it deems appropriate to serve intercity flights throughout Indonesia.

"We will go into the premium class after the Boeing B737-200 is replaced. So later we will have two classes of service in a single plane, ie business and economy, "said Toto Nursatyo, Sriwijaya Air Commerce Director.

But Toto could not mention the Boeing B737-500 aircraft that will be Sriwijaya Air ownership or renting. To strengthen its services, Sriwijaya Air is also in the next year will bring Embraer E-190 and Boeing B737-800 NG.

Embraer E-190 will come in stages starting in August 2012, while Boeing B737-800NG end of 2012 are projected to come as much as two units.

Toto revealed, Sriwijaya Air go into business premium services because the market opportunity is still open and in line with the improving macro economy. So far only Garuda Indonesia which has a full premium service.

In addition to preparing the fleet arriving soon for the purposes of raising the class, said Toto, it is also preparing a suitable price with new service. With the premium service, then the Sriwijaya Air will provide great food and drinks.  In the airline business, medium-class only provide cakes and mineral water, while for low cost carrier (LCC) do not give food or drink.