On August 7, at exactly 12:20 p.m., AirAsia Indonesia officially launched its direct flight from Macau to Jakarta on Monday.
In the maiden flight, the carrier brought 150 passengers on a 180-seat Airbus A320-200 with flight number QZ161. The same plane with flight number QZ650 previously carried 162 passengers to Macau International Airport.
AirAsia previously launched international routes from Denpasar in Bali to Mumbai, India and Tokyo, Japan.
The airline currently serves Jakarta-Macau route three times a week, but will increase the frequency to four times a week in September.
Macau also serves as the main gate to China for Indonesian tourists where they can travel to 10 cities in the southern part of China using Express Link service that only takes two hours or travel by land and pass through two border posts that stand in between Macau and South China.