BANDUNG - The national airline Garuda Indonesia finally operates flights from Kertajati International Airport, Majalengka.
West Java Regional Secretary Iwa Karniwa said the flight routes to be served were Kertajati - Tanjung Karang - Palembang pp starting December 18, 2018 and Kertajati - Balikpapan - Tarakan pp on December 21, 2018.
Iwa said that the existence of two new connecting routes from the red plate airline showed that Kertajati Airport was slowly being sought by airlines. "Hopefully Garuda's entry into Kertajati has triggered other airlines to open new routes there," he said when contacted on Tuesday (11/12/2018).
The introduction of the two new Garuda Indonesia routes from Kertajati International Airport is in line with the commitment to develop Garuda Indonesia's national flight network which also supports the government's commitment in expanding access to national flight connectivity, especially through Kertajati International Airport.
In addition, in line with the commitment to develop the national aviation network carried out by Garuda Indonesia Group, the presence of flight services on the route Kertajati - Lampung - Palembang pp. and Kertajati - Balikpapan - Tarakan pp. It is expected to be able to support efforts to accelerate new economic opportunities in the eastern part of West and surrounding areas.
"The potential of industry in West Java is considered very promising. Among them, Bandung Regency is the center of the textile industry, fashion city and modern technology, "he said.
The presence of flight services at the Kertajati Airport will increasingly provide a choice of diverse flight schedules while further facilitating public access in Bandung, Cirebon, Sumedang and surrounding areas. (Even)