You can now get to Banyuwangi, Indonesia (IATA Code: BWX) from KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL) via Indonesia’s leading low-cost carrier, Citilink Indonesia (a subsidiary of PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero)) with its three times weekly service.
The new route, which commenced on December 19, 2018, is certainly a testament to Malaysia Airports’ commitment in growing KL International Airport as a global hub by expanding the airport’s connectivity.
According to Mohd Sallauddin Mat Sah, the General Manager for Airline Marketing, Malaysia Airports, Citilink Indonesia is the 60th passenger airline to operate at KL Main Terminal, joining the ranks of other LCCs (low-cost carriers) such as Indonesia AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia X, Lion Air and Batik Air.
“Currently, Citilink is the sole operator with direct flights to BWX from KUL, and we are delighted that the airline has chosen Kuala Lumpur as its new destination,” said Mohd Sallauddin.
He also congratulated Citilink Indonesia for also being recognised as a 4-star LCC by the Airline Passenger Experience Association as well as being voted the Best Low-Cost Airlines in Asia 2018 by TripAdvisor. “It is without a doubt that passengers will be flying the best in its class on Citilink Indonesia,” added Mohd Sallauddin.
Citilink Indonesia CEO and President Director Juliandra Nurtjahjo said: “It is a great honour and pleasure for Citilink Indonesia to inaugurate its new route to Kuala Lumpur, after the Jakarta-Penang and Surabaya-Penang earlier this year. With the new BWX-KUL route, Citilink Indonesia aims to encourage the growth in tourism and business sectors while strengthening the bond of these two neighbouring ASEAN countries.”
Citilink Indonesia will operate the BWX-KUL flight QG514 via its Airbus A320 aircraft on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with the frequency of one flight daily.