CITILINK optimizes its business in the middle of the period of eliminating the Idul Fitri homecoming season 6-17 May 2021 by strengthening Indonesia’s domestic cargo flight services. It is known that on May 6, 2021, the airline has served 36 cargo flights to 20 routes in Indonesia.

According to the President Director of Citilink, Juliandra said cargo flights in this period had a significant role, in which during this period of eliminating homecoming many people chose to send delivery goods as a means of gathering with family and relatives.

“As of May 6, 2021, Citilink has transported a total cargo of around 250 tons with the average cargo carried on each flight is 70%. As much as 95% of the cargo products carried are general cargo products such as delivery goods and documents,” he said in a press release quoted on Sunday (9/5).

Juliandra explained that Citilink has transported cargo to various cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Makassar, Balikpapan, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Batam and various other cities using a fleet of Airbus A320, ATR 72-600 and Boeing B735 (Freighter) types.

He further assessed that in this pandemic situation all airlines in Indonesia must rearrange their strategies in maintaining the company’s business continuity during Idul Fitri, which should be the peak season for airlines. One of them is by optimizing cargo services.

Therefore he is committed to being able to further expand the cargo flight network in other Indonesian cities with the aim of being able to simplify Indonesia’s logistics distribution needs.

“Citilink fully supports the government’s transportation control policy during the Idul Fitri or Lebaran 2021 holiday period, which aims to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia. Since the first day of eliminating Lebaran homecoming, Citilink cargo flights have increased and this is a blessing for us,” he concluded. [sources/photo special]