June 8, 2020, 05.16 PM
AirAsia plane is parking at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang in the outskirt of Indonesian capital of Jakarta. SHUTTERSTOCK/LEONY EKA PRAKASAAirAsia plane is parking at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang in the outskirt of Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – An Indonesia-based aviation company PT AirAsia Indonesia Tbk (CMPP.JK) plans to resume regular services in stages to selected routes starting from June 1.

This announcement was made today by the company’s Corporate Secretary Indah Permatasari Saugi after the airline had been suspended its flight services to several destinations for about two months due to the novel coronavirus and numerous travel restrictions.

Indonesia reported its first two coronavirus cases on March 2 followed by the government’s decision of imposing large-scale social restrictions across the country to contain COVID-19 from spreading.

Indah said that the temporary suspension of Indonesia AirAsia regular flights is made for operational reasons and an extended period of social restrictions in various places.

She further added that the services provided by the airline are in line with the operations of scheduled flights for international and domestic routes in a phased manner and that will begin on June 1 to selected routes.

“The company will resume operating flight services restrictively if possible,” she said.

She went on to say that affected prospective passengers have received notification of flight cancellation and information on choices of compensation via e-mail and short message service (SMS) that they entered at the time of ticket reservation.

In spite of that, she said, the company will remain committed providing chartered flights for passengers and cargo service to various domestic and international destinations, to cater the air travel needs for the government, private sector, and organizations as well as societies who have already been approved by the relevant authorities.

Besides, the company will continue to monitor any development and will take necessary precautions in anticipation of resuming immediate flight services when the situation gets better. “The current situation (COVID-19, lockdown and social restrictions) has significantly impacted our company’s financial performance, especially our cash flow,” she said.

Headquartered in Tangerang on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia AirAsia, which is also an associate carrier of Malaysian budget airline AirAsia, serves over a dozen domestic destinations across Indonesia and about six international destinations in four countries. (Author: Ika Puspitasari | Tendi Mahadi)

Source: https://money.kompas.com/read/2020/05/19/131118026/penerbangan-airasia-indonesia-dibuka-lagi-1-juni-2020

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