AirAsia Indonesia connects Medan and Padang to Singapore following inaugural flights to both on 9th February 2018. This brings the number of AirAsia Indonesia flights connecting Singapore to 18 Indonesian destinations, to 289 weekly. The new flights offer more choice for residents of Sumatra to connect with Singapore.
AirAsia Indonesia shows off Sumatra
The inaugural flight from Kualanamu International Airport, Medan landed at Terminal 4 Changi at 8.15am, with the return flight to Medan departing at 12.35pm. Guests arriving from Medan and those departing for Padang at 8.55am enjoyed special Indonesian traditional dances native to Padang and Medan. The Tari Piring (Plate Dance) signifies gratitude to God for good harvest and Tari Payuang (Umbrella Dance) signifying happiness. The third dance, Tari Tanduk celebrates the local tradition of women carrying their harvests in tandoks.
In conjunction with the new services, AirAsia is offering special fares from
SGD 39 for Singapore-Medan and
SGD 49 for Singapore-Padang
These available for booking on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app, for travel from 9th February onwards. (One-way all-in fare inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply)
…. The inaugural flights to Padang and Medan emphasise our commitment to expand Singapore’s network as one of AirAsia’s hubs by linking up to new cities in Indonesia. In 2017, AirAsia Group carried a total of 4.3 million passengers to and from Singapore, an increase of 1.8% from the previous year. AirAsia Singapore CEO Logan Velaitham
He added that operating from Changi’s state-of-art Terminal 4 extends AirAsia’s digital journey and enhances the brand experience.
Medan, capital of North Sumatera, is an economic hub and commercial centre for the region. It’s an ideal jumping off point to Lake Toba and Samosir Island for a soothing, highland retreat. Visit Maimoon Palace to learn about the city’s royal heritage, or head for Berastagi for a durian feast or enjoy the sweetness of passion fruit, known locally as markisa.
Padang is the gateway to the Mentawai Islands, a chain of about 70 islands which has become known as one of the world’s top surfing destinations. Or stay nearby and enjoy Padang’s most popular beach, Air Manis with gentle waves, views of Mount Padang and nearby islands. It’s also the legendary resting place of Malin Kundang, a young man who went out to sea and became a rich trader. Sadly, he was turned to stone after refusing to acknowledge his poor mother.
Famous throughout Indonesia for its distinctive cuisine, Padang is the place to go to sample its world-famous rendang, a spicy dry beef stew cooked with coconut milk, soto Padang and the ubiquitous nasi Padang. Padang food is served in a unique way – waiters expertly carry more than ten plates filled delicacies on both arms.
AirAsia Indonesia also connects Singapore with other destinations such as Jakarta, Bali, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Semarang in Indonesia.
Flight Schedule for Singapore (SIN) – Medan (KNO)
|QZ 181||SIN||KNO||12:35 (12.35pm||13:00 (1 pm)||Daily|
|QZ 180||KNO||SIN||05:50 (5.50am)||08:15 (8.15am||Daily|
Flight Schedule Singapore (SIN) – Padang (PDG)
|QZ 140||SIN||PDG||08:55 (8.55am)||09:15 (9.15am)||Daily|
|QZ 141||PDG||SIN||09:40 (9.40am)||11:55 (11.55am)||Daily|
The time in Medan & Padang is 1 hr ahead of Singapore.