Surabaya, 15 July 2013 – AirAsia Indonesia today celebates the inauguration of the first flight between Surabaya and Singapore.
The maiden QZ8501 flight took off from Surabaya at 7.30am local time with over 90 percent passenger load, and touched down Singapore at 10.40am local time. A simple yet meaningful celebration was held at Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, where passengers were sent off with AirAsia’s limited edition souvenirs.
Meanwhile, flight QZ8502 from Singapore departed at 11.10am local time and arrived in the capital city of East Java, Surabaya, at 12.20pm local time.
To celebrate the success of Surabaya – Singapore route, a second celebration was held in the evening, involving Surabaya-based orphanage centers, business partners, and media.
Commenting on the inaugural flight, Dharmadi, President Director of AirAsia Indonesia said, “Today is a very special day for AirAsia. We are delighted to provide direct daily flights to Singapore, one of the most popular business and holiday destinations for Indonesians. We have recorded strong sales since we first launched the route back in June, and we look forward to flying more guests to Singapore in the years to come.”
Dharmadi further explained that the new route will also enable guests from Singapore to have direct access to Surabaya and beyond.
“From Surabaya, our guests are able to connect to other exotic destinations throughout Indonesia, including Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Bali, Medan and Makassar. AirAsia also offers convenient connections to many popular international destinations such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Bangkok.”
Dharmadi added, “AirAsia Indonesia currently flies a total of 244 flights per week between Indonesia and Singapore, which we intend to increase in the future. We believe that this new route will further strengthen the already strong cultural, educational, and business ties between the two countries.”
To celebrate the inaugural flight, AirAsia Indonesia offers promo fares from as low as Rp 299,000.-* per way. The promo fares are available starting today until July 21, 2013, for the travel period from July 22 to September 30, 2013. Guests are able to purchase the promo seats through www.airasia.com, AirAsia sales offices, call center or travel agents.
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