Indonesia's Mandala Airlines have announced three new routes from their new secondary air hub of Bali with the addition of Denpasar-Jogjakarta, Denpasar-Banjarmasin (Kalimantan) and Denpasar-Balikpapan (Kalimantan) - effective October 1, 2007.
Bali as Airline's Second Air Hub
Part of an aggressive plan to make Mandala a contender among Indonesia's aviation players, the airline is investing an estimated US$140 million at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport as part of its expansion and secondary air hub plans.
As part of its aggressive expansion plans, Mandala signed a deal at the Paris Air Show in June 2007 for the purchase of 30 Airbus A320 and Airbus A319 aircraft. 4 of the new aircraft are expected to commence service before the end of 2007, with the first A319 scheduled to arrive from the European manufacturing center in September 2007.
To ensure professional management drives their expansion programs Mandala have appointed leading international aviation experts to head their management team including Warwick Brady as CEO, Brian Bradbury as Director of Engineering and Steve Wilks as their Company's Chief Operating Officer.
The Airline has also entered into an agreement with Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) for the maintenance of their growing armada.Special Prices to Celebrate Mandala's Growth
To help launch the new services Mandala is offering very special on-line ticket prices from its website from October 1-8, 2007.
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