Malaysia Airlines is expanding its network in Indonesia with a new direct flight from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kertajati International Airport (KJT) taking off from 30th October 2023. The new service gives travellers easier access to Bandung and more of West Java. This brings the airline’s direct connectivity to the country to seven cities including Jakarta, Denpasar, Medan, Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru and Surabaya. The twice-weekly flight will be operated by the airline’s Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.
With an annual capacity of 29 million passengers, the new airport is set to replace the current airport serving Bandung. From then on, Husein Sastranegara International Airport will only serve limited commercial, military and private aviation. Despite initial criticism that the new Kertajati Airport is too far from the city, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on 11th July 2023 that Husein Sastranegara International Airport will be retired and all commercial flights will move to Kertajati starting October 2023, when it is fully operational.
Kertajati International Airport – Promo fares
To commemorate the launch of the new route, the airline is offering introductory fares for a limited time until 8th October 2023, for travel beginning 30th October 2023 to 29th March 2024. All-in Economy Class return fares start from RM519, and from RM1,969 all-in return in Business Class.
As part of efforts to ensure seamless end-to-end convenience for its guests, Malaysia Airlines will provide free shuttle service for travel between Kertajati International Airport to Bandung city. The daily service will commence from 30th October to 31st December 2023 with pick-up at the Arrival Hall (Kertajati International Airport) at 9:00pm and arriving at Pasteur, Bandung (opposite Aston Hotel) at 10:30pm. Shuttle services from Bandung will depart at 5:00pm and arrive at Kertajati International Airport at 6:30pm.
…. As one of the top five largest markets for Malaysia Airlines, the addition of Kertajati to our network will not only provide greater flexibility and convenience for travellers – whether for leisure or business – but also stimulate tourism receipts and strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries.Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, CEO of Airlines, Malaysia Aviation Group
Schedule Kuala Lumpur (KUL)-Kertajati (KJT)-Kuala Lumpur
|Route||Flight No||Departure||Days of Operation|
|KUL – KJT||MH0845||6:25pm||Monday, Friday|
|KJT – KUL||MH0844||8:50pm|
All times are local, Bandung time is one hour behind Kuala Lumpur time
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Other airlines commencing flights to and from Kertajati from 28th October 2023 include Indonesian airlines Citilink, Indonesia AirAsia, Super Air Jet, Wings Air.