Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink will add more flights out of Jakarta’s secondary Halim Perdanakusuma airport, starting 1 June.

The airline will introduce a third daily Jakarta Halim-Semarang and fourth daily Jakarta Halim-Yogyakarta services, according to its network schedule.

At the same time, it will move two out of its nine daily Jakarta-Surabaya services from the city's main Soekarno-Hatta International airport to Halim, together with the fourth daily Jakarta-Palembang service. With this move, all flights headed to Palembang will depart from Halim.

The additional flights out of Halim is facilitated by parent Garuda Indonesia’s transfer of slots to Citilink. Garuda earlier noted that relocating some flights to Halim will have an impact on its aircraft and crew rotation. By remaining at Soekarno-Hatta, it could continue to provide a seamless connection for transfer passengers.

FlightMaps Analytics shows that on flights out of Halim, Citilink connects to Malang, Semarang, Palembang and Yogyakarta.

Halim airport resumed commercial operations on 10 January, in a bid to alleviate congestion at Soekarno-Hatta. Both airports are managed by state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II.

Source: Cirium Dashboard