Asiana Airlines, South Korean key player, is set to launch operations to Jakarta from July 2013. This decision is looked to strengthen networks between Indonesia and South Korea and seems to be partly influenced by its competitors.
The Asian Airlines flights on the Jakarta-Seoul route will open alternatives for the travelers to book tickets between the two countries. The airline will start functioning on a daily basis when its first flight to Jakarta takes off from Seoul on July 19. The airline is also expected to connect Denpasar, Bali with Seoul twice a week beginning July 25.
Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 767 aircrafts will fly over 250 passengers on the two new routes. The airline is likely to operate to more cities across Indonesia and Korea in an attempt to encourage trade and tourism.
It is pertinent to mention that Asiana is the second airline after Korean Airlines to cater to Indonesia. Korean Airlines has been operating its flights to Jakarta and Denpsar for years.