Indonesia AirAsia announced that Medan’s Polonia International Airport would serve as a new hub (The Jakarta Post, 17-Jan-2011). Polonia is the airline's fifth hub. Indonesia AirAsia launched four times weekly service between Medan and Hong Kong on 16-Jan-2011, becoming the first carrier to operate on the route – see Route Changes Table for more information (CAAC-News, 17-Jan-2011). The carrier first entered the Hong Kong market in May-2008 and plans to further expand its presence in Hong Kong and southern China.
Indonesia AirAsia: “Medan is a fast growing city. It is also represents a potential market for us, especially in terms of the number of passengers, and domestic as well as international flight routes that we can run from here,”. President director Dharmadi. Source: The Jakarta Post, 17-Jan-2011.