Asiana Airlines launched services on the 5,200-kilometre route from its Seoul Incheon (ICN) hub to Jakarta (CGK) on 19 July. Daily flights are carried out on the route, which was last operated by the carrier in August 2005. Indonesia and Korea had recently renewed the bilateral air service agreement that increased air slots between both destinations from 10 to 23 flights per week. Cheol Woo Park, the airline’s GM Indonesia, commented: “In the future, Asiana would connect more places both in Indonesia and Korea in order to boost business and tourism between the two countries. Flights to our second Indonesia destination, Denpasar in Bali, will commence on 25 July.” A330-300s are deployed to serve Jakarta and Asiana Airlines faces competition from Garuda Indonesia and Korean Air, both of which operate a daily schedule to the Indonesian capital.
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