"The international flight routes will be realized during the first and second quarters of 2013," said Business Development Manager of PT TransNusa Aviation Mandiri Budhy Karsidin in Kupang on Monday.
He said that the move was in line with the company's plan to exploit business opportunities in the South Pacific, at places like Timor Leste and Darwin in Northern Australia.
Currently, the flight routes across South East Asia are dominated by the airlines from Malaysia. So far, the local airlines in Indonesia have got only a few customers from this market.
Karsidin further explained that the company has filed for a permit to open international routes from Kupang to Dili and Darwin.(IGT/T007)