Kompas.com reports that following the inauguration of flight service between Jakarta and Macau, AirAsia is planning to provide a direct flight service between Indonesia and Calcutta before the end of 2017.
The CEO of the AirAsia Group for Indonesia, Dendy Kurniawan, revealed plans for an Indian service saying:
“We have just received approvals from the Indian and Indonesian Governments. We will (therefore) fly to Calcutta.”
Calcutta is the second city we will serve in India following the May 19, 2017, launch of the daily Bali-Mumbai service.
Kurniawan’s comments were made at the inauguration of the new Jakarta-Macau service held in Jakarta.
AirAsia Group Indonesia’s CEO said the two services from Indonesia to India for part of expansion plans for AirAsia. He said the new flight to Calcutta would commence in November or December. Adding, “We’ll see if the flight (to Calcutta) will fly from Jakarta or Denpasar.
The new flight to Calcutta will be flown with Airbus A320 aircraft configured to carry 180 passengers.