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Seven New Routes Opened at Angkasa Pura II Airport

11 Aug 2019

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - There are seven new routes opened at a number of airports under the management of PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero). Opening new routes to expand flight connectivity on domestic and international routes.

At Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport, Pekanbaru, starting on Friday, August 9, 2019 international flight service services have increased with the opening of the route to Subang in Malaysia. The Pekanbaru - Subang route and vice versa are operated by Malindo Air four times a week.

Daily Executive Senior Vice President of Corporate Secretary Achmad Rifai said in a written statement in Jakarta on Sunday (11/8) that the opening of the Pekanbaru - Subang route was clearly intended to support economic growth and tourism in Indonesia, especially in Riau Province.

As for the opening of these routes, Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport now serves international flights to and from Malacca (Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Subang (Malaysia) and Singapore.

"Through good synergy between aviation industry stakeholders, especially at Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport, the Pekanbaru – Subang route can be opened from 9 Agutus 2019.

As is known, Pekanbaru is the third largest city in Sumatra and is known for its plantation industry, as well as a number of tourist destinations.

The opening of more flight routes can support the acceleration of economic growth and tourism in Riau Province.

Meanwhile, at Banyuwangi International Airport on August 9, 2019 also opened a Banyuwangi - Denpasar flight operated by Citilink. The flight lasted 40 minutes using an Airbus A320 aircraft.

Achmad Rifai said that the new route is an attractive alternative for domestic and foreign tourists because it connects two well-known tourist destinations in Indonesia.

"Bali is a major tourist destination that is well known throughout the world, while tourism in Banyuwangi is growing rapidly. The existence of the direct flight route Banyuwangi - Denpasar greatly encourages the growth of national tourism, "he said.

As for Saturday, August 10, 2019, Banyuwangi International Airport also opened a new route, Banyuwangi - Banjarmasin which is operated by Express Air. This new route indicates that tourism in Banyuwangi is growing rapidly so that the destination routes are increasingly diverse.

Another airport that is expanding flight connectivity is Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung. Yesterday, Wings Air opened a route from Bandung to Bengkulu, Jambi, Pangkalpinang, and Tanjung Pandan. All flights are operated by Wings Air with ATR 72 propeller aircraft.

"The opening of four new routes from Bandung indicates Husein Sastranegara Airport can continue to operate optimally even though all domestic flights by jet have been moved to Kertajati Airport," he explained.

This also signifies the structuring of flights with the concept of a multi-airport system in West Java that is run by AP II is running on the right track.

"We are grateful to all those who support flight management in order to balance flight traffic in West Java. "Through Husein Sastranegara Airport and Kertajati, the aviation sector can be optimized to support the economy and tourism in the province," he said.

The following are complete new routes opened at AP II airports on August 9, 2019, Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport, new routes Pekanbaru - Malacca; Banyuwangi Airport, the new Banyuwangi route - Denpasar.

Husein Sastranegara Airport, the new route Bandung - Bengkulu; Bandung - Jambi, Bandung - Pangkalpinang, Bandung - Tanjung Pandan. On August 10, 2019, Banyuwangi Airport, new route: Banyuwangi - Banjarmasin.

Editor: Nidia Zuraya