The First Flight of Kuala Lumpur-Lombok Fully Booked

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AirAsia Berhad implemented the first flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lombok, Indonesia, with the occupancy rate of the flight reaches 100 %.

Airbus A320 carried 180 passengers took off from Kuala Lumpur at 8:35 am Malaysian time. To commemorate this historic moment, AirAsia Berhad held two celebrations at once, starting with the flight release from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal Departures (LCCT), Malaysia.

The event was attended by the CEO of AirAsia Berhad, Aireen Omar and Head of Department of Transportation and Communication and Information Technology of West Nusa Tenggara, Ridwansyah which on this occasion representing the West Nusa Tenggara Province. Both gave souvenirs to all passengers of AirAsia first flight to Lombok.

Aireen Omar and Ridwansyah joined the first flight AK 1408, accompanied by a group consisting of representatives of the AirAsia Berhad and the government of and West Nusa Tenggara Province.

“Kuala Lumpur-Lombok is AirAsia 15th route to Indonesia that we operate from our hub in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the 17th when added to our other hubs in Penang and Kinabalu city,” said the CEO of AirAsia Berhad, Aireen Omar.

Since the sale of seats for the Kuala Lumpur-Lombok route officially opened, more than 9,000 seats had been sold and this figure is expected to grow.

“We are maximal to introduce Lombok to the world, and are pleased to see the enthusiasm of those who are so incredible,” he said.

According Aireen, Indonesia is a very important market for AirAsia. Until now, AirAsia has flown over 9.3 million passengers from Malaysia to Indonesia.

“Indonesia is very promising potential business opportunities. With sustained economic growth, more and more people in Indonesia are able and would like to travel by airplane. We believe that Indonesia’s aviation industry will continue to grow along with the increasing of purchasing power,” said Aireen.

Vice Governor of West Nusa Tenggara, Badrul Munir along with the CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, Dharmadi also present to welcome the first flight from Kuala Lumpur. Arriving at the airport, all passengers were greeted by a traditional dance and garland of Lombok scarf.

“It is an honor for us to welcome the first flight of AirAsia to Lombok. We believe the direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lombok will be able to provide significant contribution to the increase of tourist visit. In addition, we also hoped that Indonesia-Malaysia bilateral relationship will be stronger and the economic cooperation both two countries hrough business and tourism activities will continue to improve, “said Vice Governor of NTB, Badrul Munir.

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