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Citilink connects Bandung and Lombok

Low-cost carrier, Citilink Indonesia, launched a new route on Thursday connecting Bandung, West Java, to the holiday destination, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.

“This Bandung–Lombok route has huge potential and we are aiming to capture the business and travel markets,” Citilink corporate communications vice president Benny ButarButar said in Bandung, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Benny said the carrier would offer two daily flights with an Airbus A320-200 plane, that had the capacity to carry 180 passengers.

“Bandung is a strategic hub for commercial airlines at the moment, and we are optimistic our passenger load factor on this route will reach 80 percent,” he added.

Besides Lombok, Citilink connects Husein Sastranegara Airport with Kualanamu International Airport in North Sumatra, and Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.

He also said the new flight service provided easier and more comfortable access for Bandung residents who wished to visit Lombok, as they no longer needed to fly from Jakarta. (***)

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