Singapore Airlines to Add Flight Schedule to Indonesia
Singapore Airlines adds flight schedule to big cities in Indonesia before APEC Summit in Bali in October 2013.
“Starting from July 26 we add flight schedule Singapore-Denpasar from three times to four times per day. This route is getting more passengers,” said Manager of Singapore Airlines Bali Eric Eng in Kuta, Badung Regency.
He admitted that increasing number of passengers in the route is caused by more international events held in Bali before APEC Summit.
“Beside, many foreign tourists, especially from Europe are coming to Bali through one transit in Singapore,” he said accompanied by Jenny Wiratama as Senior Customer Service Officer Singapore Airlines Bali.
The airlines established on May 1 1947 also adds flight schedule to Jakarta from eight times to nine times on July 28, 2013 at the same time with the reopening of Singapore-Surabaya route.
“Since 2005 we stopped operational of Singapore- Surabaya. But starting from July 26 w will open it again,” said Jenny.
In the last eight years Singapore- Surabaya served by Silk Air as one of the sub-companies of Singapore Airlines. “Silk Air is still operating in the route. We only provide one flight in a day,” she said.
Silk Air uses plane that has capacity of 150 seats also provide flight from Singapore to other cities in Indonesia, such as Mataram, Pekanbaru, Medan, Bandung, Solo, Manado, and Balikpapan. “In August Silk Air also will open route Singapore- Semarang and Singapore- Makassar,” she said.
According to Jenny the additional flight schedule for Singapore Airlines and Silk Air is an implementation of ASEAN Connectivity program.
“We accidentally received request from Indonesian government to serve passengers going to some cities. For cities served by Silk Air, meanwhile three big cities (Jakarta, Surabaya, and Denpasar) are served by Singapore Airlines,” said Jenny.
For Singapore – Surabaya and Singapore – Jakarta route, Singapore Airlines provide plane type Airbus A330-300 that has capacity of 285 seats, on the other hand Singapore- Denpasar fly using Boeing 777-200 with capacity of 323 seats.Filed under: Travel & Culture