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Air Asia to Fly to Bali

Asia's Fast-Growing Budget Carrier Continues its Rapid Expansion.

(6/21/2004) Following the successful launch of three routes connecting Indonesia with Malaysia, Air Asia have signaled plans to establish an additional seven new routes before the end of 2004.

Current routes at bargain prices are operated by the Airline with strong loads reported between Jakarta - Johor Bahru; Bandung Kuala Lumpur; and Surabaya Kuala Lumpur.

Bali Service in July

According to Air Asia's Country Manager, Abdul Nasser Abu Kassim, his employer will commence new services in July between Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur; Bali Kuala Lumpur; Medan Kuala Lumpur; and Makassar Johor Bharu.

Before the end of 2004 Air Asia will introduce three additional new services to Padang and Palembang (Sumatra), and Yogyakarta.

The new start-up budget carrier from Malaysia with the slogan "Now Everyone Can Fly" and famous for its rock-bottom air fares operates 17 aircraft, a number soon to increase to 26 with its recent order of nine B-737-400 aircraft.

According to Nasser, the Airline is achieving a system-wide load factor of 64%.