Indonesian LCC Citilink takes the long-haul plunge with A330-900neos that were intended for WOW air

Indonesia’s Citilink is poised to become the fourth LCC competing in the Asia-Europe market from Dec-2019, when it aims to launch services from Jakarta to…..

Bali could still get a controversial second international airport, initially just for budget airline flights, but is it really practical and will it ultimately get investor backing?

Bali’s Governor I Wayan Koster has once again reaffirmed the provincial government’s commitment to developing a second international airport on the island; one focused on…..

After four attempts in five years, Garuda Indonesia is set to finally pull the plug on its unprofitable London link

Garuda Indonesia is again suspending services to London, ending the latest chapter in a colourful saga that began five years ago. A permanent suspension is…..

Bali gets cheaper for Australians as airline competition intensifies

Competition in the Adelaide-Bali market has intensified with the launch of services from Malindo Air and additional capacity from Jetstar. The overall Australia-Bali market is…..

The Indonesia-Vietnam market finally gets a nonstop service as VietJet prepares to launch Ho Chi Minh-Bali

VietJet has announced plans to launch services to Bali next month, providing the first nonstop link between Vietnam and Indonesia. The decision to make Bali…..

An Indonesian airline and airport marriage? Garuda and airport operators Angkasa Pura I and II could be integrated into single aviation holding company

Indonesia’s Minister of State Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno revealed recently that the ministry is considering integrating the airline Garuda Indonesia, and airport operators Angkasa Pura…..

Indonesia-China market loses business class option

Premium options for corporate customers travelling between Indonesia and Greater China will be limited this summer as Garuda Indonesia deploys all-economy aircraft. Indonesia’s flag carrier…..

Malaysia Airlines pursues expansion in Indonesia with four new secondary destinations

Malaysia Airlines plans to double the size of its Indonesian network with the launch of services to Kertajati, Padang, Pekanbaru and Solo. While the new…..

Malindo grows further in Australia with new Adelaide service

Lion Group’s Malindo Air is pursuing further expansion in the Australian market next month as Adelaide becomes its fourth destination. Malindo has expanded rapidly in…..

Jetstar Asia suspends three routes as network experimentation continues

Singapore-based LCC Jetstar Asia has suspended three of its newest routes, highlighting the challenges of finding new profitable destinations in the crowded and intensely competitive…..

Garuda takes another stab at London following short-term suspension

Garuda Indonesia has resumed services to London less than two months after suspending Jakarta-London Heathrow and will be adding a stop in Bali later this…..