Mandala Air goes regional

24 May 2010

Indonesian domestic carrier Mandala Air is spreading its wings with new services from Jakarta to Singapore (daily), Macau (thrice weekly) and Hongkong (five time weekly) from June 25, 2010.

That same day, it will also launch flights between timber hub Balikpapan and Singapore (thrice weekly).

The Jakarta-Singapore flights depart daily at 8.30pm, arriving at 11.10pm local time. These depart from Singapore at 6.26am and arrive in Jakarta at 7.05 local time.

The Jakarta-Macau flights depart from the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 4.50pm and depart Macau at 11.35pm.

The Jakarta-Hongkong flights depart from the city on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4.50pm and arrive in Hongkong 10.50pm. The return flights leave at 11.35pm and arrive 4am local time.

The Balikpapan- Singapore flights depart on Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 1.40pm, arriving at 4.05pm. These return to Indonesia at 4.50pm.

An Airbus A320 with 180 seats will be utilised on the new routes.

Mandala Air started up in 1969 and was first owned by Kostrad, the Indonesian army’s Strategic Reserve Command until coming under the management of aviation and transport investors Cardig International and Indigo partners.

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Margie T Logarta

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