As reported by Kompas.com, the Jakarta Regional CEO of Garuda Indonesia, M. Yansverio, told an ASTINDO Webinar on Thursday, 27 August 2020: “Tomorrow (28 August 2020) we will open a new route from Bandung to Medan. People from Bandung wanting to fly to Medan no longer need to travel to Jakarta but can fly directly to Medan. Also, those in Bandung wanting to fly to Bali do not need to travel to Jakarta but can fly directly between Bandung and Bali.”
Yansverio emphasized that Bandung’s new services to Medan and Bali will not use the newly opened Kertajati Airport but, instead, fly from Bandung’s older, city-center airport Husein Sastranegara.
Perhaps signaling the government’s surrender in its efforts to compel people to fly from Kertajati Airport, Yansverio commented during the Webinar, “there’s no need to (drive) so far. It’s (the Bandung airport) close if you’re from Dago (a suburb of Bandung).”
Garuda’s sales and service manager in Bandung, Tessa Adelina, said the new routes would initially operate three times each week.
Bandung – Denpasar Bali.
The new flight service between Bandung and Bali will operate thrice-weekly on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday leaving Bandung at 10:00 am WIB landing in Bali one-hour and thirty-five-minutes later at 12:35 pm WITA.
Denpasar, Bali -Bandung
Bali’s flight segment to Bandung also operates on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday leaving Bali at 2:00 pm WITA and landing in Bandung at 14:50 WIB.
Bandung – Medan
The Badung to Medan (Kualanamu Airport) flights will also operate on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday leaving the West Java capital at 3:40 pm WIB and landing in Medan at 6:10 pm WIB.
Medan – Bandung
Operating on the same three days of the week, the westbound Medan to Bandung morning flight takes off at 6:30 am WIB and lands in Bandung at 9:10 am WIB.