Southeast Asia’s TransNusa has become the second Indonesian airline to have obtained approvals to operate scheduled flights to China. The airline successfully launched its inaugural flight to Guangzhou from Jakarta recently.
TransNusa Group Chief Executive Officer Bernard Francis said “As we chart TransNusa’s growth plan, we hope to make Indonesia and Indonesians proud of our achievements as we showcase Indonesia’s aviation strength as well as our culture to passengers worldwide,” Datuk Bernard said, adding that TransNusa is expecting to cater to the business and leisure travellers for this new route.”
Francis said TransNusa will fly the Jakarta – Guangzhou roundtrip route three times a week, with daily flights starting from the 20th of December 2023. Flights will depart Terminal 3 Soekarno – Hatta International Airport at 18.10 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and arrive at 12.10 am at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Flights from Guangzhou will depart at 01.25 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and arrive in Jakarta at 5.40am.
“With the introduction of our Guangzhou route, we have, in eight months, successfully expanded our international route from Southeast Asia to encompass the Asia Pacific region,” said Francis.
TransNusa announced its plans to launch international flights with a new business model in April this year. Within eight months the airline has introduced flights to Kuala Lumpur, Johor and now Guangzhou, China. In addition, on November 20th, TransNusa will be launching its inaugural flight to Singapore.