Image: Air Asia takes off for Bandung for the last time. Credit: airlines-inform.com
Air Asia will move domestic flights to West Java from Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara International Airport to Kertajati International Airport in Majalengka, which is located around 2.5 to 3 hours drive north east from Bandung .
The change will come into effect from June 30, 2019 following directives from the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The objective of the move, and the new airport, is to help build tourism and drive the economic development of the eastern part of West Java.
Air Asia’s international flights will still operate at Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara International Airport.
In connection with this transfer, Air Asia’s flight schedules and flight numbers have changed as follows.
Bali- Kertajati flight number QZ720 departs 7:10 and arrives 08:00 local time
Kertajati-Bali flight number QZ721 departs at 8:25 and arrives at 11:15 local time.
“Passengers who have booked tickets for the Bali-Bandung route or vice versa for scheduled departures on and after 30 June 2019 are advised to check their e-mails to get the latest schedule notifications, and are required to reprint their boarding passes,” explained Head of Corporate Secretary of Air Asia Indonesia, Baskoro Adiwiyono to Tribun Bali on Wednesday (6/26/2019).
Baskoro added that he understood that this move could cause inconvenience to some passengers’ travel plans and they should contact Air Asia direct for further information.
In addition to AirAsia, Lion Air will operate from Kertajati International Airport, Majalengka, West Java, effective from July 1, 2019.
This includes the transfer of all Lion Air flights from Husein Sastranegara International Airport, Bandung.
“Lion Air plans to operate 26 flights every day to and from Kertajati, serving 10 domestic destinations, including Bali,” he added.