AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320 Opens Jakarta-Perth Route

After rising by way of some pretty strong situations, AirAsia is nearing its pre-COVID biggest, together with new routes and turning earnings all through the Capital A empire. On Friday, Indonesia AirAsia launched one different new route, this one connecting the Indonesian capital Jakarta to Perth, the capital of Western Australia.

The comparatively temporary flights between Perth and Southeast Asia are a magnet for trip, family reunion and enterprise vacationers at every ends of the route. As Western Australia’s twelfth largest shopping for and promoting affiliate, the model new nonstop service will foster less complicated journey between the two nations, along with together with further freight functionality for exporters. The Indonesia AirAsia (IAA) service is the one nonstop between Perth and Jakarta and might initially operate 4 situations weekly.


4 hours throughout the A320

On Friday, IAA flight QZ532 departed Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Worldwide Airport (CGK) at 18:16. It coated the three,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) to Perth in 4:19 hours, arriving at 23:35. The service was operated by a 15-year-old Airbus A320-200, registration PK-AXD (pictured above) and MSN 03182 which left Perth Airport (PER) at 00:57 on Saturday, landing in Jakarta at 04:03.

Fleet info provided by displays that Indonesia AirAsia has 27 Airbus A320-200s in its fleet, which might be configured in an all-economy 3-3 format of 180 seats. The A320 that started the Jakarta-Perth route was first delivered to AirAsia in July 2007, carrying registration 9M-AFX.

In August 2009 it was reregistered with Indonesia AirAsia as a result of the operator, switching tail numbers to the current PK-AXD. As of January thirty first, 2023, the workhorse had amassed 42,536 flight hours, flown 24,351 flight cycles and was used for a median of seven:28 hours per day. It’s among the many youthful airplane in IAA’s fleet which has a median of 12.8 years all through its Airbus A320s.

Perth is heading for a full restoration

The model new route is one different step for Perth Airport in its post-COVID worldwide website guests restoration, which has reached 85% of pre-pandemic ranges. Performing CEO Kate Holsgrove acknowledged the model new nonstop service is a giant improve for Western Australia’s enterprise, pupil and tourism sectors, delivering practically 75,000 new seats into the Perth market.

AirAsia A320 Classic Livery

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She moreover recognized that with a inhabitants of 10.5 million, there could also be “a big different to entice not solely vacationers nonetheless [also] faculty college students from the Indonesian capital.”

“And it’s good that our long-standing relationships with our airline companions resembling AirAsia for the time being are seeing new suppliers arrive at Perth. It’s superior to see AirAsia’s dedication to Western Australia as a result of it launches the one nonstop service between Perth and Jakarta.”

From the airline perspective IAA expressed its optimism that the route would obtain success, citing a load difficulty on the inaugural flight of better than 70% from Jakarta and better than 80% for the return flight from Perth.

IAA moreover acknowledged that the seamless connections from Jakarta to the ‘Great Prority Places’ all through the Indonesian islands of Borobudur in Java, Danau Toba in Sumatera, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, Likupang in Sulawesi and Mandalika in lombok, West Nusa Tenggara may additionally drive inbound visitation.

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