Airlinks and air traffic growing between Indonesia and Australia

Indonesia and Australia have renewed and expanded a bilateral air service agreement, allowing carriers from both countries to increase the frequency of connections between the cities of Denpasar (Bali), Makassar (South Sulawesi), Medan (North Sumatra) and Surabaya (East Java) and Brisbane, (Qld), Melbourne (Vic), Perth (WA) and Sydney (NSW). Seats per week will be expanded by 2,500 to 27,50.
  • Garuda has announced flights between Jakarta and Brisbane in the second half of the year after it receives a new Boeing B737-800 Next Generation (NG).
  • Batik Air plans to fly from Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara) to Darwin (NT) and from Denpasar (Bali) to Adelaide (SA) from May using Boeing B737-900 Extended Range (ER) aircraft.
Traffic between the two countries grew 13% to more than 2 million passengers in 2012