Mandala Airlines is a low-cost airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Its main base is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta. It was established in 1969 as a domestic carrier. Mandala Airlines adopted a low-cost carrier business model in 2007 and began international flights in 2010. [Read more…]
Indonesian low-cost carrier Mandala Airlines will begin four new routes from December 1, 2012, including two new domestic routes and two new international routes.
The new domestic routes are Denpasar – Surabaya and Jakarta – Padang.
The new international routes are Denpasar – Singapore and Padang – Singapore.
Mandala Airlines will offer daily flights for each of the new routes. Tickets are available through their website.
Mandala Airlines is partly owned by low-cost airline Tiger Airways.
Mandala Airlines officially launched its newest international route from Jakarta to Bangkok, Thailand on August 10, 2012.
Mandala Airlines, now a partner of Tiger Airways, will offer daily flights on this new route. Mandala Airlines will compete with other low-cost airlines like AirAsia that also fly this route.
One-way fares from Jakarta to Bangkok start from IDR549,900 ($58 USD).
Mandala Airlines, the Indonesian low-cost carrier, has announced it will offer direct flights from Jakarta to Bangkok, Thailand. The new route will commence on August 10, 2012, with one round-trip flight per day.
In the press release, Mandala Airlines CEO Michael Coltman said: “To meet Indonesians’ desire for travel we will continue to seek opportunities to expand our network in Indonesia and the region and to share with our customers the benefits of connectivity to the rest of Asia.”
Bangkok will be the third international destination for Mandala Airlines, after Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Mandala Airlines recently formed a partnership with Tiger Airways and is expected to continue to increase its network throughout Southeast Asia.
Mandala Airlines, a budget airline based in Indonesia, resumed operations on April 5, 2012. The airline had been grounded since early 2011 due to large debts. Mandala Airlines is now 33% owned by Tiger Airways.
The airline re-launched with a flight from the capital city of Jakarta to Medan. Mandala also announced two new international routes, Medan to Singapore and Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur.
The Mandala Airlines fleet currently consists of two A320 aircraft, but plans to rapidly expand its fleet through partnerships with investor Tiger Airways.
Mandala Airlines has announced plans to re-launch operations in April 2012. The Indonesian budget airline was grounded in 2011 as it was facing bankruptcy.
One factor that has helped the revival of Mandala Airlines is an influx of funds after Tiger Airlines, the Singapore-based budget airline, purchased a 33% stake in the company.
Before it was grounded, Mandala Airlines flew 16 domestic routes in Indonesia routes and four international routes. The routes for the re-launch have not yet been announced.