Articles Tagged ‘Jakarta’
Indonesia’s traffic up 3.5% last year; Lion Air now #1 among domestic carriers; still no non-stop flights to Western Europe
Despite the collapse of Adam Air Indonesia’s airports still grew last year handling almost 80 million passengers. The domestic market is highly competitive but non-stop long-haul routes to Europe and North America are still missing.
Indonesia’s air traffic has grown rapidly in recent years after a setback in the late 90s. However, the demise of Adam Air in March has resulted in Jakarta’s traffic falling in recent months. There are few services to Europe and none to the US, but Lion Air has ambitious plans.
AirAsia may be Asia’s biggest and most successful low-cost carrier, but its Indonesian operation has had more than its fair share of troubles recently. How does it schedule its fleet and what are average fares like in this market? Which new destinations have been added most recently?