Starting from 8 February 2020, Indonesian airline Citilink Indonesia launched its new international route from Bandung, Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO), to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
“Bandung has long been a popular destination of Malaysians 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 at the launching press conference in Cengkareng.
According to the National Statistics Agency (BPS), Malaysians are at the top of Indonesia’s foreign tourist list in 2019 with a total of 2.98 million visits, an increase of 18.51% compared to 2018. This new route is the tenth international route for Citilink Indonesia, and Citilink Indonesia’s fourth international route to Kuala Lumpur, carrying out the other commercial flights from Jakarta, Surabaya, and Denpasar.
Citilink President Juliandra also adds that,
“In order to provide a better service for all passengers, Citilink Indonesia operates at the KLIA 1 which is known as the centre of international flights from any countries all around world. Besides, Citilink Indonesia also gives free hot meals and 10kgs free baggage so that passengers can have a better journey when flying with Citilink Indonesia.”
This new service will be available everyday using the Airbus A320, and according to schedule, the Bandung-Kuala Lumpur flight–QG 538–will depart from Husein Sastranegara International Airport at 5:50pm local time and arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 9:15pm local time. Meanwhile, the QG 539 return flight from Kuala Lumpur will depart at 3:20pm local time and arrive at Bandung at 4:45pm local time.
Citilink is a subsidiary company of PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk that serves the low cost carrier (LCC) market providing domestic flights while adopting world-class LCC practices. Based in Jakarta and Surabaya, Citilink serves more than 310 flight frequencies daily with 74 routes to 43 cities including Jakarta, Surabaya, Batam, Bandung, Banjarmasin, Denpasar, Balikpapan, Yogyakarta, Medan, Palembang, Padang, Makassar, Pekanbaru, Lombok, Bengkulu, Jambi, Semarang, Malang, Kupang, Pangkal Pinang, Tanjung Pandan, Solo, Palangkaraya, Pontianak, Manado, Aceh, Jayapura, Gorontalo, Ambon, Samarinda and regional routes to Timor Leste, Malaysia, Cambodia, China, and Australia.