Batavia Air to spread wings to South Korea
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 08:05
Domestic carrier Batavia Air is set to launch the Jakarta -Â Incheon,Â South KoreaÂ route next year, said the airline commercial director Sukirno Sukima on Tuesday.
Batavia Air A330 plane is one type aircraft in Batavia Air fleet, undated photo
Bataviaâ€™s upcoming route, he said, was backed by cooperation between theÂ IndonesianÂ andÂ South Korean governments.
â€śThe South KoreanÂ government has askedÂ IndonesiaÂ to increase flight frequency to Incheon from 10 times to 23 times a week,â€ť he said inÂ Jakarta, as quotedÂ kontan.co.id.
GarudaÂ IndonesiaÂ is currently the only Indonesian airline to serve the route.
Batavia Air is submitting a request for the route permit to the Transportation Ministry.
The ailrine serves more than 50 routes acrossÂ IndonesiaÂ and Asia, including to Hangzhou andÂ GuangzhouÂ inÂ China, and Jeddah inÂ Saudi Arabia.
Based on ministry data, Batavia Air passengers reached almost 7 million last year: 6.75 million domestic passengers and 292,280 international passengers.
In the first semester of this year, Batavia Air carried 3.8 million passengers, up 5.55 percent compared to the same period last year of 3.6 million passengers. (Jakarta Post)