MANDALA Airlines will restart flight operations next week, more than a year after suspending services due to financial difficulties.
Fresh from a fund injection by new shareholders – Saratoga Group and Tiger Airways (TTG Asia e-Daily, February 3, 2012), Mandala will fly to domestic and international destinations within a five-hour radius from Jakarta, using a fleet of brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft.
The carrier will kick-start its revival with the launch of 12-weekly Jakarta-Medan services on April 5, followed by twice-daily Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur flights on May 4. Tickets for both routes began selling yesterday.
To mark its relaunch, Mandala is offering airfares from Jakarta to Medan from 519,900 rupiah (US$56.50), and Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur from 329,900 rupiah - one-way, all-inclusive with no fuel surcharge.