Indonesian airline, Batavia Air, begins
operations at Singapore Changi Airport tomorrow, 25 November 2009.
Batavia Air will operate two daily flights each
between Singapore and Jakarta, and Singapore and Semarang.
Including Batavia, 12 airlines operate a total of 450 weekly
scheduled passenger flights between Singapore and Jakarta.
is the only airline operating between Singapore and the port city
of Semarang via 14 weekly scheduled flights. Semarang, the capital
of Central Java, is Indonesia’s fifth largest city.
Indonesia is one of Singapore’s largest markets
for air travel. Despite the economic downturn, passenger traffic
between Singapore and Indonesia continued to grow in the first ten
months of 2009 with an increase of 4.3% compared to the same
period last year.
Including Batavia Air, 14 airlines now operate
passenger services between Singapore and 12 cities in Indonesia
via more than 750 weekly scheduled flights.
With the addition of
Batavia Air, Changi Airport is served by 86 scheduled airlines
operating more than 4,880 weekly scheduled flights to 201 cities
in 60 countries and territories. Batavia is the eighth new airline
to commence operations at Changi Airport this year.
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