Following the three-year travel sector downturn brought on by the Covid-19 epidemic, AirAsia Malaysia is concentrating on enhancing its position in Asia.
The company has to strengthen its position in Indonesia, according to chief executive officer Riad Asmat, as a new route has just started in Kertajati, Indonesia.
“As of the time of the pandemic, we are flying to 12 locations in Indonesia, and there are many things we need to do to restore our position to the pre-pandemic (level).”
At Kertajati International Airport in Indonesia today, he told Malaysian reporters, “And hopefully we will grow even more, and soon we will launch new routes, particularly in Indonesia.”
Today marks the first flight by AirAsia Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur to Kertajati in West Java, Indonesia.
At 9.05 am local time, the inaugural aircraft departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 and touched down at Kertajati International Airport.
The Greater Bandung and Cirebon metropolitan areas, as well as some regions of West Java and Central Java provinces, are now closer to Kuala Lumpur thanks to AirAsia, which launched two weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kertajati, Indonesia.
In addition to its subsidiary, Indonesia AirAsia, Riad noted that as an airline group with wide connections in Asean and the Asia Pacific, they are happy to continue playing a role in bringing foreign visitors directly to different well-known and neglected locations in Indonesia and Malaysia.
“We hope to significantly contribute to both governments’ target of attracting millions of foreign visitors in 2023,” he continued.
In honour of its first flight, AirAsia is providing all-inclusive rates starting at RM141 one-way from Kuala Lumpur to Kertajati.
Return flights are also offered at value-added rates starting at 616,600 rupiah one-way.
For travel between June 1 and December 14, 2023, AirAsia is providing a promotion now through May 21, 2023.