Mandala Airlines launched (25-Jun-2010) Balikpapan-Singapore Changi and Jakarta-Singapore Changi services - see Route Changes Table for more information. Singapore is Mandala's first international destination, with the new service bringing to 89 the number of airlines served by Changi International Airport. With Mandala's operations, 16 airlines now operate more than 790 weekly scheduled passenger flights between Singapore and Indonesia. In 2009, more than 4.4 million passenger movements were recorded between the two countries, a 7.6% year-on-year increase. For the first five months of 2010, passenger traffic rose 32% compared with the same period last year. [more]
Mandala launches Balikpapan-Singapore and Jakarta-Singapore services
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