Citilink: Kertajati Prospect Very Brighter

JAKARTA, (BUSINESSINDONESIA) – Citilink Indonesia assesses the potential of aviation
regular from and to West Java International Airport (BIJB) in Kertajati is very high, following
the passenger stuffing level when going home is above 95%.

Vice President Corporate Secretary and CSR Citilink Indonesia Ranty Astari said with the potential of the airline dare to make the Surabaya-Kertajati route on a regular basis starting Sunday (1/7) with the intensity of one flight per day.

Previously, the Surabaya-Kertajati flight is only devoted to serve the additional freight of Lebaran 2018. However, the route has positive growth prospects along with the start
the operation of Kertajati since June 8, 2018.

“The market potential for the route from and towards BIJB Kertajati is very good. Moreover, with the passenger load factor (SLF) that reaches above 95% during the peak season Idul Fitri season, “he said on Sunday (1/7).

According to him, the presence of Citilink at the airport inaugurated by President Joko Widodo on
May 24, 2018 it can provide a choice of destinations and easy access to air transportation for passengers living in eastern West Java and western part of Central Java.

He continues the prospect of passenger growth from and to BIJB Kertajati very positive, allowing Garuda Indonesia’s airline to conduct regular flights. With flights to and from Kertajati, he expects to contribute in support of local economic growth. On the other hand,
local governments also benefit because there is an economic growth point that immediately triggers the economic centers in the surrounding area.

In Surabaya-Kertajati route flight, Citilink uses flight number QG 834. Meanwhile, flight schedule from Juanda Airport Surabaya, at 12:35 pm and arrived at Kertajati on
at 14:05 pm. Meanwhile flight QG 835 for the reverse route, scheduled to depart at 15:10 pm and arrived in Surabaya at 16:40 pm.

Ranty explained that the purchase of Surabaya Kertajati route flight ticket can be done through Citilink’s official website and all airplane ticket sales outlets in Indonesia with prices starting from Rp590,000.
Ticket price of Citilink Surabaya-Kertajati route is lower than the same flight rate.

Director of Citilink Juliandra Nurtjahjo said that regular flights from and to Kertajati would confirm Majalengka as a new flight hub in Indonesia. Previously, Citilink managed to record the second time on time performance (OTP) for
Southeast Asia region in May 2018, Offi cial Airline version
Guide (OAG).

According to OAG, Citilink recorded 90.9% punctuality of the 8,500 flights recorded, up from the data
OTP April 2018 of 89.02% and OTP January 2018 of 80.7% in Southeast Asia.

The data also shows that the airline subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia is only losing to Bangkok Airways with 95.5% OTP achievement of 5,659 flights. Garuda itself is ranked fourth with OTP 88% of 18,442 under Singapore Airlines which is ranked third. The airline, based in Jakarta and Surabaya, has served more than 278 daily flight frequencies with 71 routes to 34 cities.

Source: https://epaper.bisnis.com/epaper/detail/page/43961/