TransNusa Becomes Second Indonesian Airline To Launch Guangzhou Flight
JAKARTA, Nov 17, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Southeast Asia’s first
premium service airline, TransNusa, has made history in Indonesia
by becoming the second Indonesian airline to have obtained
approvals to operate scheduled flights to China.
Datuk Bernard Francis , Group CEO of PT TransNusa Aviation
The airline successfully launched its inaugural flight to Guangzhou
from Jakarta yesterday, making Indonesia and Indonesians proud by
showcasing its experience, strength, strong safety, and security
measures as well as well-equipped flight plans.
From left to right (from the FA): Novie Herlina (FLIGHT ATTENDANT);
Capt Heru Triperwiranto (GM Operations); Bernard Francis (Aviation
Group CEO of PT TransNusa Aviation Mandiri); Patria Bayu Adji (GM
Pax Service PT JAS); Amran (Director of Technique PT TransNusa
Aviation Mandiri); Sarlita Viansi (FLIGHT ATTENDANT)
TransNusa’s highly anticipated maiden flight, 8B 860 departed
Jakarta at 18.10pm and arrived in Guangzhou earlier today at
12.10am as per schedule, without any delays.
TransNusa Group Chief Executive Officer, also an aviation industry
expert, Datuk Bernard Francis said that today was not only a
historical day for TransNusa but also for the Indonesian aviation
“As we chart TransNusa’s growth plan, we hope to make Indonesia and
Indonesians proud of our achievements as we showcase Indonesia’s
aviation strength as well as our culture to passengers worldwide,”
Datuk Bernard said, adding that TransNusa is expecting to cater to
the business and leisure travellers for this new route.
With regard to details of the Jakarta-Guangzhou route, Datuk
Bernard said TransNusa will fly the Jakarta – Guangzhou roundtrip
route three times a week, with daily flights starting from the 20th
of December 2023.
Flights will depart Terminal 3 Soekarno – Hatta International
Airport at 18.10 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and arrive at
12.10 am at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Flights from
Guangzhou will depart at 01.25 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
Saturdays and arrive in Jakarta at 5.40am. Tickets for this new
international route will start at $149 .
“With the introduction of our Guangzhou route, we have, in eight
months, successfully expanded our international route from South
East Asia to encompass the Asia Pacific region,” said Datuk
For the Jakarta – Guangzhou route, the premium service provider,
will be deploying its Airbus A320, ensuring that its passengers
have a comfortable shuttle throughout the 5-hour journey.
TransNusa’s A320s have been configured with a 174-seat
configuration, which allows passengers to enjoy 30-31 inches of
“The services we offer for our international flights are above the
service level of a low-cost carrier. As such, the flying experience
with TransNusa to international destinations will differ from
flying with us on domestic routes since TransNusa operates as a
low-cost airline business model in the domestic market.” Datuk
TransNusa announced its plans to launch international flights with
a new business model in April this year. Within the short span of 8
months, the airline has introduced flights to Kuala Lumpur, Johor
and now Guangzhou, China. In addition, on November 20th, TransNusa
will be launching its inaugural flight to Singapore.
About TransNusa (Revised to include Johor)
Established in 2005, TransNusa started its operation by providing
chartered flights. It began its commercial flights in 2011. After
ceasing operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, TransNusa
relaunched itself in 2021 as a low-cost airline in its domestic
market. In 2023, TransNusa introduced a new business model making
it the first Premium Service Airline in the region. The new
business model will apply only to its international routes.
TransNusa introduced its first international route, Jakarta – Kuala
Lumpur, in April this year and its second international route
Jakarta-Johor, in September, this year.
The airline is currently based in Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta
International Airport. Passengers can book their flights on the
TransNusa website, transnusa.co.id, through authorized travel
agents in Indonesia, or by contacting the airline's customer
service centre at, +62216310888.
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