Saturday, November 12, 2011

CITILINK new flight routes: Surabaya to DENPASAR


Citilink, a strategic business unit of Garuda Indonesia Tbk opened new flight routes, ie from Surabaya to Denpasar and vice versa, yesterday. The opening of this route has been carried out following the arrival of two Airbus A320 aircraft.

"Bali is a very popular destination for prospective passengers in Surabaya and East Java," said Elisa Lumbantoruan, Chief Financial Officer Garuda Indonesia and Vice President of Citilink.

According to the plan, CITILINK will serve the Surabaya - Denpasar route twice daily, ie at 09:00 and 17:20 AM. While the flight from Denpasar to Surabaya at 11:20 AM and 19:40 AM.

During this time, Citilink serves Jakarta - Denpasar route, but do not have a route Denpasar - Surabaya. To inaugurate the opening of the new route, Citilink provides efficient promo fare of IDR 79,000 only.

With the arrival of two planes of Airbus A320, said Elisa, Citilink will also continue to expand its service network and increase flight frequency. During this time, Citilink provides low cost carrier. Citilink flights routes include the Jakarta - Medan, Jakarta - Denpasar and Surabaya - Batam, to Banjarmasin, Balikpapan and Ujungpandang.

Citilink as the Garuda Indonesia business unit that specializes in serving these low-cost flights from next year will be separated from Garuda Indonesia. The company will receive an initial capital injection of USD 100 billion to spin off that will be done in the first quarter or later than the second quarter of 2012.

Today, Citilink is in the process of taking care of Airline Operating License. The company also must operate a minimum of 10 units of aircraft as a stand-alone airline.