03 August 2010
The Indonesia AirAsia management has denied that the low-cost airline was on the brink of bankruptcy following its plan to close two local routes in October.
"We want to clarify the rumor. We are not bankrupted," AirAsia spokesman Audrey Progastama said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.
He said Jakarta-Surabaya and Jakarta-Medan routes were closed as the airline began to focus on international routes instead of domestic routes.
Passengers who have bought tickets for the two routes will get reimbursement, he added
Airplanes from the two routes will serve Surabaya-Singapore, Surabaya-Bangkok, Surabaya-Kuala Lumpur, Medan-Singapore, Medan-Kuala Lumpur, and Medan-Hongkong/Maca routes, Audrey said.
He claimed that the Indonesia AirAsia load factor in the second quarter of 2010 reached 75 percent, a 9.8 percent increase from the same period of last year.
The Jakarta Post