Ismawati Asmat12 Feb, 2020
Citilink Indonesia will fly to Jeddah once a week with its wide-body Airbus A330-900 NEO plane with a passenger capacity of 365.
The new route is expected to increase the number of foreign tourist visits to Indonesia via Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, which also connects with many other cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar and Manado.
The Surabaya-Jeddah route is Citilink’s 11th international route since it first flew abroad to Dili, Timor Leste, from Denpasar in 2017.
Previously, the airline opened a route from Bandung, West Java, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“The route opening from Surabaya to Jeddah is expected to improve Citilink Indonesia’s international presence. Hopefully, this flight can be an alternative for people who want to travel for umrah (minor hajj),” Citilink president director Juliandra Nurtjahjo said.