Low-cost carrier Indonesia AirAsia (IAA) now serves international tourists, especially Singaporean, who want to travel to the eastern part of Indonesia with a route linking Makassar to Singapore.
The launch of the new route was revealed by president director Dharmadi in a release provided to The Jakarta Post Travel on Monday.
“Makassar and Singapore are now connected within two and a half hours [flight duration]. We are proud to connect Singapore with east Indonesia,” he said.
The IAA will serve the Singapore – Makassar route with AirAsia’s newest Airbus A320, which has 180 seat capacity. The route will be
effective from July 1 with four flights a week, namely on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The Makassar – Singapore route is the second international route that IAA has opened in Makassar; previously it had opened the Makassar – Kuala Lumpur route.
Makassar, as the capital city of South Sulawesi, has beautiful marine tourism destinations including world class diving spots, not to mention unique culinary destinations serving various delicacies. Makassar is also a host to Trans Studio, the first indoor theme park in Southeast Asia.
IAA offers a special price in line with the launching of the new route, which could be utilized from June 3 to 16. (rpt)