TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Low-cost carrier Citilink Indonesia carried 745,187 passengers during Christmas and New Year holidays, a 2% increase compared to the same period last year of 730,925 passengers.
Citilink Indonesia president director Albert Burhan said that the increase was made possible thanks to Citilink’s proposal for extra seats ahead of the peak season at the end of 2016.
“Amid heavy passenger traffic in airports during the peak season, Citilink was capable of scoring high percentage of on-time departure, i.e. above 88% percent,” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by Bisnis Indonesia.
Citilink noted the most popular flight routes during Christmas and New Year holidays were Jakarta-Surabaya v.v., Jakarta-Medan v.v. and Jakarta-Denpasar v.v.
“We would like to express our gratitude to all customers for their thrust to fly with Citilink Indonesia,” Albert said.
Citilink claims that it carried 11.08 million passengers in 2016, or a 16.6% increase compared to the preceding year figure of 9.5 million.
In the same period, Citilink also served 58 flight routes, of which 9 are new routes opened in 2016. Citilink also served carter flight from Indonesia to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and China.
Meanwhile, Citilink is set to fly above Papua sky on January 23 this year in a bid to expand connectivity in eastern Indonesia, having failed to do so last year.