AirAsia Indonesia Boosts International Connectivity from Medan

Sepang, 20 November 2012

AirAsia Group’s affiliate, AirAsia Indonesia, announced additional frequencies on Medan-Penang and Medan-Bangkok sectors today, which will be effective on 1 December 2012.

These additional flights further underline the airline’s commitment in making Medan as one of the international hubs in Indonesia.

AirAsia Indonesia adds 1 additional frequency to its existing Medan-Penang routes, which flies on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, offering a total of 24 flights weekly. The airline also operates 3 additional frequencies between Medan and Bangkok, increasing the frequency to 7 times weekly from its previous 4 flights per week.

Dharmadi, CEO of AirAsia Indonesia says, “As the capital of North Sumatra Province and the third largest city in Indonesia, Medan has a lot to offer for business and leisure travelers alike. The demand for both Medan-Penang and Medan-Bangkok routes have grown steadily every year since we first launched them, and we are delighted to introduce additional frequencies to meet the robust demand in both sectors.”

AirAsia Indonesia has been the leading airline in Indonesia in terms of number of international passengers carried for two consecutive years, in 2010 and 2011, with over 42% market share. “We are committed to maintain this achievement while developing our domestic connectivity. Passengers from our 5 hubs in Indonesia, including Medan, are now able to connect conveniently to several domestic as well as international destinations,” says Dharmadi.

Medan is the gateway to introduce more of Indonesian jewels to the world. Aside from the beauty Brastagi and Toba Lake, there are lots of attractions in Medan that haven’t been exposed. Medan as the centre of North Sumatra citizens’ activity is a very potential spot for new businesses. In addition, from Medan itself, passengers can continue their journey by utilizing our direct flight to Bandung and Surabaya, another two big and interesting cities in Indonesia.

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