Posted on: 03 July 2019 by Glenn Sands
Citilink Indonesia’s LCC has announced two new routes that will connect Indonesia to Frankfurt and Jeddah.
The airline planes to operate the flights using Airbus A330neo aircraft that according to the aircraft manufacturer, an order has yet to be placed by the operator.
Speaking from Garuda Indonesia headquarters, CEO Juliandra Nurtjahjo stated: “Frankfurt and Jeddah are potential destinations that will be developed. We will introduce the inaugural flights in October and December.”
The two new destinations are just the start of Citilink’s strategy. The LLC also intends to have routes to Australian cities and Vietnam, pending approval for its flight permits to those two nations.
Garuda Indonesia, the parent company of Citilink, will move some of its A330-900 orders to its LCC partner. The national flag carrier of Indonesia ordered the A330neo aircraft back in April 2016 when the airline replaced its older order of seven A330 to the later A330neo and opted-in for seven additional aircraft.
The airline operates its A330neo in a configuration of 42 premium economy and 323 economy seats.
Citilink also flies to Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Kunming in China.