The fledgling Indonesian air carrier Super Air Jet opened a new route connecting Solo in Central Java and Bali on Wednesday, 05 January 2022.
The Operations Director of Super Air Jet, Boentoro Suharianto, confirmed the airline is quickly expanding its route network in Central Java.
Flights by Super Air Jet to Yogyakarta are already in operation with plans in hand to soon start services to the Capital of Central Java, Semarang.
Boentoro remains optimistic that domestic air travel demand will continue to grow after declining somewhat due to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation.
Quoted by Beritasatu.com, Boentoro revealed that Super Air Jet aims to achieve 80% occupancy levels on their aircraft configured to carry 180 paying passengers.
Meanwhile, the general manager of PT Angkasa Pura I – the airport managers at Solo’s Adi Soemarmo Airport, Yani Ajat Hermawan, said he hoped even more airlines would start operating to Solo.
Gibran Rakabuming Raka, The Mayor of Surakarta (Solo), also the son of the Indonesian President, welcomed the new Super Air Jet service between Denpasar and Solo. Gibran said the flight represents a piece of much-needed momentum that will help restore and stimulate the economy of Solo.
The new Denpasar – Solo service is initially operating two flights each day.
“In Solo, the amount of commercial air traffic is lacking, especially following the pandemic. Compared to the pre-pandemic statistics regarding flight volume and frequency to Solo, the traffic is still down.