Indonesia AirAsia resumed services to Darwin after 14 months this week. The airline’s CEO, Dharmadi, said: “We have been delighted with the response to our return, and have recorded strong sales since officially releasing fares to Bali in April. Territorians have welcomed us back with open arms and we thank them for their support.”
Singapore shopping vouchers were the prize in a contest organized by Indonesia AirAsia and the Singapore Tourism Board during the airline’s inaugural flight from Makassar.
- Indonesia AirAsia, which already operates to Singapore (SIN) from seven Indonesian airports, added services to the city from Makassar (UPG) in South Sulawesi on 1 July. Four-weekly A320-operated flights are offered on the 1,900-kilometre route. In addition, on the same day the airline returned on the 1,800-kilometre route from Denpasar (DPS) in Bali to Darwin (DRW) in northern Australia, which it operates also with four-weekly frequencies. Jetstar Airways provides competition with eight weekly flights.