AirAsia to re-open four routes from Bali hub

THE JAKARTA POST/ANN – Low-cost carrier AirAsia is to re-open four of its routes from Bali starting September 1, allowing passengers to travel from the famous island destination to Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara, as well as Yogyakarta and Surakarta in Central Java.

According to a statement, the move is part of the airline’s effort to gradually re-open its popular routes as it enters its third month since resuming operations amid the pandemic.

“We continue to work hard to gradually normalise the operations of our customers’ favourite routes, starting with our Bali hub,” AirAsia Indonesia CEO Veranita Yosephine Sinaga said in the statement. Following the re-opening plans, the carrier is currently offering a 20 per cent discount for flights scheduled between September 1 and December 6, which already include 15 kilogrammes of checked baggage.

It has also expanded its rapid test stations to 33 locations, allowing its customers to make use of the service, available for IDR95,500 (USD6.46), by showing their booking code and
identity card.

Just yesterday, Citilink also announced the re-opening of some domestic routes, including Jakarta-Yogyakarta, Jakarta-Surakarta, Jakarta-Labuan Bajo, Medan-Nias and Jakarta-Bali.

An AirAsia aircraft takes off from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. PHOTO: THE JAKARTA POST/ANN