Indonesian carrier Batavia Air will begin operations at Singapore's Changi Airport tomorrow.

The privately-owned airline will operate twice daily flights between Singapore and Jakarta, and twice daily flights between Singapore and the Javanese coastal city of Semarang, says Changi Airport Group.

Batavia will operate an Airbus A319 on both services, it says.

It will be the only carrier flying between Singapore and Semarang and will be the 12th carrier operating the Singapore-Jakarta route, adds the airport.

Changi Airport Group says that despite the economic downturn, passenger traffic between Singapore and Indonesia has continued to grow in the first ten months of 2009, rising 4.3% year-on-year.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news