MAJALENGKA, – West Java International Airport (BIJB) Kertajati reopened its new domestic route. This time the destination of Semarang and Bandar Lampung is served by the domestic airline TransNusa.
The addition of the route was marked by the Inaugural Flight Route Kertajati Majalengka-Bandar Lampung & Semarang Flight, at the BIJB Departure Terminal, Sunday 2 December 2018.
“This is the third airline since it opened June 6, 2018, and has five flight routes, namely from Kertajati-Surabaya, Kertajati-Kualanamu (Medan, North Sumatra) then Kertajati-Jeddah. Now TransNusa (opening route) Kertajati-Lampung and Semarang,” said General Manager Airport Airport Business & Performance BIJB Kertajati, Ari Widodo in his speech.
Previously, the airport, located in Majalengka Regency, had served East Java to Surabaya and North Sumatra for Medan by the airline Citilink.
After TransNusa route Bandar Lampung and Semarang, in the future a number of Airlines will certainly return to serve other destinations. Ari said, the red-plated airline, Garuda Indonesia in the near future will open a route from the airport.
“In the future, we are having intense communication with other Aurlines, and God willing, Garuda (Indonesia) will also fly here. Now it is in the process,” he explained.
Managing director of PT TransNusa Aviation Bayu Sutanto said, the operation of Kertajati Airport certainly must be supported by many aircraft landings. TransNusa as the first step to open two routes with two frequencies each week, Sunday and Monday.
He believes that Kertajati Airport which has a large market potential will continue to grow so that as time goes by flights at this airport will be increasingly crowded.
He also believes that the presence of Kertajati Airport will add to the select list of many people in West Java if connectivity such as the Cisumdawu Toll Road and Railways can be immediately connected.
“TransNusa is very happy to be able to fly from and to (BIJB) Kertajati. In the future, with easy access to Kertajati, this magnificent airport can be crowded, many domestic and foreign flights. TransNusa may increase the number of flights,” he said.
To Bandar Lampung the TransNusa type ATR 72-600 aircraft took off from Kertajati at 6:30 a.m. WIB. The route to Semarang is 09.10 WIB ./HUMASBIJB