Sriwijaya Air to serve regular flights to four cities in China

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Sriwijaya Air will be serving regular flights to four cities in China by the end of 2016, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications of the Sriwijaya Air Group, Agus, said here on Tuesday.

Flights will operate along Denpasar-Hangzhou, Denpasar-Nanjing, Denpasar-Wuhan and Denpasar-Changsa routes, he added.

The flights will be using Boeing 737-800NG and each aircraft will have a capacity of 185 seats. These flights will be once a day.

"The new flights are part of the efforts to attract more foreign tourists to Indonesia," Agus noted.

As per him, every year, about 500 thousand tourists come from China to Indonesia using this airline.

"Sriwijaya has the highest number of flights to China, compared to other air carriers," Agus informed.

He underlined that in July 2016, Sriwijaya will operate two units of Boeing 737-800NG to serve flights to China and several domestic destinations such as Sampit and Muara Bungo.

In addition to open flights to China, Sriwijaya Air will also serve an international flight to the Middle East. It will fly to Jeddah.

"This is a new market for Sriwijaya Air. We are sure that the demand is high, especially for umrah (Minor Hajj) trip," Agus noted.

He pointed out that the flight to Jeddah will start by the end of 2017.(*)