AirAsia to fly direct to two more cities in Indonesia from Singapore

Low-cost carrier AirAsia has announced they will now fly direct from Singapore to two more Indonesian cities, Medan and Surabaya.

There will be two flights every day to and from Medan, and one flight daily to and from Surabaya.

The AirAsia spokesman said the expansion into Indonesia is a result of the demand the airline has been witnessing so far, among both leisure and business travellers.

Chief executive of Indonesia AirAsia, Mr Dharmadi, said more routes to Indonesia can be expected in the years to come.

"For us, Singapore presents a lot of opportunities, as it is one of the most popular destinations for Indonesians. Many of them fly to Singapore for business, or even for weekend getaways with friends and family."