20 February 2010
Kuala Lumpur - AirAsia will close down its Kuala Lumpur - Palembang flight as of Sunday (Feb 21), and its Kuala Lumpur - Manado flight as of Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 for purely commercial reasons, Desiree Bandal, spokesman for AirAsia in Kuala Lumpur said on Saturday.
AirAsia stopped its flight to Manado for commercial or low occupancy reasons since serving the Kuala Lumpur - Manado route starting from September 12, 2008, using Airbus 320-319 three times a week.
The KL-Manado flight is AirAsia`s second in Sulawesi after Makassar.
The KL-Palembang route was served since Nov 22, 2006 four times a week using A320 with a capacity for 180 passengers.
The opening of the KL-Palembang route was at that time the 4th for Sumatra after Medan, Padang, and Pekanbaru.(*)