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Citilink to Add Three New International Routes

Low-cost airline Citilink Indonesia has announced its plans to serve more international routes this year. This will be in addition to the new Jakarta-Penang route that started its operation on Sunday March 25.

“These [new routes] will benefit Citilink, because we can optimise the utilisation of our fleet,” Citilink finance director Fransetya Hutabarat said on the Citilink flight to Penang on Sunday.

Citilink Indonesia’s chief commercial officer, Andy Adrian Febryanto, has said the new routes would be within a range of four to five flying hours, a distance coverable by Airbus A320 planes.

“We plan to expand our [route network] to a number of cities, but I cannot disclose the routes yet,” he said.

Recently, Citilink has also introduced new flight attendant uniforms and a new insurance service in its expansion into the ASEAN region.

Citilink’s inaugural flight to Penang on Sunday was a success, with a recorded seat occupancy rate of 97 percent, with 176 seats filled out of 180.

Planes on the route take off from Jakarta at 9:55 a.m. and from Penang at 2:50 p.m. local time. Fransetya said the firm might increase the flight frequency in the future if demand was high.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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