By Citilink Indonesia on February 10, 2020
Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink Indonesia launched its new international route from Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO) to Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on 8 February 2020.
“Bandung is one of Malaysians’ favourite destinations when visiting Indonesia. By launching this new route, we hope there will be more foreign tourists coming to both countries, which can contribute to the growth of national economy and tourism,” said Citilink President & CEO Juliandra Nurtjahjo.
According to Indonesia’s National Statistics Agency (BPS), Malaysians top the list of foreign tourists coming to Indonesia in 2019 with a total of 2.98 million arrivals, an increase of 18.51% compared to 2018.
This new route is the tenth international route for Citilink Indonesia, and the airline’s fourth international route to Kuala Lumpur. Citilink Indonesia has been carrying its commercial flights to Kuala Lumpur from Jakarta, Surabaya and Denpasar.
“In order to provide a better service for all passengers, Citilink Indonesia lands at KLIA Main, which is known as the centre of international flights from any country all around the world. Besides, Citilink Indonesia also gives free hot meals and 10 kilograms of free baggage so that passengers can have a better journey when flying with Citilink Indonesia,” said Juliandra.
This new service is available everyday using Airbus A320. According to the schedule, the Bandung-Kuala Lumpur flight QG 538 departs from Husein Sastranegara International Airport at 5:50 p.m. local time and arrives at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 09:15 p.m. local time. Conversely, the return flight QG 539 from Kuala Lumpur departs at 03:20 p.m. local time and arrives at Bandung at 04:45 p.m. local time.
The Jakarta- and Surabaya-based Citilink – a subsidiary company of PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk – serves more than 310 flight frequencies daily with 74 routes to 43 cities in Indonesia, Timor Leste, Malaysia, Cambodia, China and Australia.