COVID-19 impact, airlines shift focus to charter flights

10 months ago . 1 min read
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Marella Putri
Writer at Forbes Indonesia
COVID-19 impact, airlines shift focus to charter flights

Aviation industry is one of the most impacted sectors amidst the coronavirus outbreak. People are reluctant to travel, and flying overseas aren't easy either since many countries have been imposing lockdown and refusing international flights. A lot of airline had to temporarily stop flights due to significant decline in passengers. However, starting this month some providers have shifted their regular passenger flights to charter and cargo services, which can help in keeping economy and logistics distribution rolling during this critical time.

AirAsia Indonesia offers charter flights for passengers, logistics/cargo, and private charter. The service also provides flexible routes and schedule accordingly, with each flight of Airbus A320 carrying up to 17 tons for cargo.

Previously, AirAsia Indonesia had announced that starting April 1, the low-cost carrier (LCC) would suspend all its QZ flight code services, with domestic routes temporarily suspended until April 21, and international routes until May 17.

Citilink, the LCC subsidiary of the national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is also enhancing its charter for group, cargo, and private for both domestic and international routes. The company will maximize the potential for cargo in particular, to help maintain logistics distribution across the country, and operate its Boeing 737-500 freighter to maximize the services.

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