AirAsia Malaysia Initiates Inaugural Flight From Kuala Lumpur to Kertajati
by: The Beat Asia
May 18, 2023
Great news, jetsetters! AirAsia Malaysia has successfully initiated its inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kertajati in West Java, Indonesia.
On Wednesday, May 17, the AKB14 flight departed from Terminal 2 of Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 9:05 AM. It landed safely at Kertajati International Airport at 10:20 AM.
The passengers aboard the plane were welcomed by notable figures, such as Bapak Drs. Benny Bachtiar M.SI, Head of Tourism and Culture for the Province of West Java; His Excellency Dato' Syed Md Hasrin, the Ambassador of Malaysia to Indonesia; and AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat.
This latest initiative is a collaboration between AirAsia Malaysia and the Indonesian government to put Kertajati on the global map and attract more tourists to visit West Java, Indonesia.
In a press release, AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said that the airline is proud to be the first low-cost carrier to connect travellers to Kertajati. “AirAsia first commenced flights from Malaysia to Indonesia in 2004 with the sole aim of enabling travellers to experience the beauty and wonder of both countries, or to simply visit their loved ones with ease,” he said.
“We have since flown more than 2.5 million guests between the two nations in 2019 and expanded our network to 12 destinations in Indonesia with 151 flights weekly,” he added.
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