Friday, January 16, 2009

Changi welcomes Sriwijaya Air

Sriwijaya Air, an Indonesian-registered airline, has launched flight operations at Singapore Changi Airport's Terminal 2. It is operating 14 weekly scheduled flights between Singapore and Jakarta.

Changi officials say there are now 11 airlines, including Sriwijaya Air, operating a total of 634 weekly scheduled flights between Singapore and 13 cities in Indonesia.

"Despite the global economic downturn, air traffic between Singapore and Indonesia continued to grow last year. Total passenger movements between the two countries hit a record of over 4.1 million in 2008, registering an increase of 6.5% over 2007's passenger traffic. Indonesia remains Singapore's largest source of visitors, accounting for nearly 20% of the total visitors to Singapore," says Lim Kim Choon, director-general and chief executive officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

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