Jakarta, (TEMPO) – President Director of PT Internasional International West Java, Virda Dimas Ekaputra said that Citilink airline flight service at Kertajati Airport, Majalengka, starting July 1, 2018 officially became regular flight.
“Citilink Flight was an extra flight for mudik, starting on July 1, 2018 officially became a regular flight. Already published the letter, “he said Bandung, Monday, June 25, 2018.
Virda said the Director of Air Transportation, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation has signed the letter of stipulation of the regular flight permit for Citilink airline Kertajati-Surabaya route, and vice versa. “The schedule was morning, it will be day,” he said.
Citilink is still the only flight service operating in Kertajati Airport to serve the Idul Fitri flight. Citilink started its maiden flight service since June 8, 2018 with flight schedule from Kertajati to Surabaya at 07.25 WIB, and from Surabaya to Kertajati at 05.00 WIB.
“The new schedule from Surabaya to Kertajati at 15:10 pm, and from Kertajati to Surabaya at 12:30 pm, there are already booked tickets,” said Virda.
Virda said, when the flight back and forth Lebaran, Citilink airline occupancy achievement is countable. Kertajati-Surabaya flight recorded 92 percent occupancy, while from Surabaya-Kertajati an average of 70 percent. “They want each flight that load factor is 70 percent. From Surabaya to Kertajati it is still lacking, “he said.
Virda said, at least there are three airlines are preparing to open flight services at Kertajati Airport namely Lion Air, Sriwijaya, and Garuda. “The closest Lion Air has applied for permission for routes such as Kualanamu-Kertajati-Denpasar, and Kertajati Lampung,” he said.
Lion Air has also sent a letter to BIJB requesting approval of the tariff to be determined by the airline. “Our rate is decisive. The President Commissioner recommends giving incentives such as discounts for office rent, garbarata, and so on in order for them to be enthusiastic, “said Virda.
Virda said, access to transportation to Kertajati Airport that still needs to be addressed. “Bus already exist that is Damri, in the near future the taxi will also operate there,” he said.
Virda said, BIJB is currently preparing Amdal Traffic to become a handle for transportation entrepreneurs to prepare ground transportation services to the airport. “It’s over in August. This is to ensure how many taxis, buses, and so on so as not to occur congestion and so forth, “he said.
Previously, Acting Governor of West Java, Commissioner General Mochamad Iriawan said, about access to the Kertajati Airport is a concern for the development of this airport is effective. “What should be done for this airport is the acceleration of infrastructure. Cisumdawu toll road for example not yet so, how this acceleration? Because after all, if there is no nearest road there will be problems, “he said in Bandung, Monday, June 25, 2018.
Source: https://bisnis.tempo.co/read/1100823/engerbangan-di-bandara-kertajati-resmi-jadi-reguler-per-1- juli