Indonesia-based low-cost carrier Super Air Jet has begun commercial operations amid a time when the aviation sector is going through its roughest phase in history, media reports said. The carrier is currently flying from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to both Medan and Batam.
Currently, Super Air Jet now has three Airbus A320-200s in the fleet. Previously, Super Air Jet president director Ari Azhari revealed that the budget carrier will initially target western
Indonesia with at least daily return services.
He told the local media, “The main aim of Super Air Jet is to offer a low-cost concept with direct flights between cities on a point-to-point basis in the domestic market and later on, expand into international routes.”
The first six cities that Super Air Jet plans to operate in are Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta, Palembang, Padang, Batam, Medan Kuala Namu, and Pontianak.
Recently, it was also reported that another Southeast Asia-based carrier Air Premia is set to begin its operations this week. Similar to Super Air Jet, the startup will focus on domestic flights, however, plans to expand internationally in 2022.
It is being reported that On August 11th, the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, registration HL8387, will fly route YP541 from Seoul’s Gimpo International Airport to the island of Jeju. The carrier will operate this route twice a day.