Jakarta — AirAsia Indonesia, a budget carrier based in Tangerang, Banten, announced on Friday (09/02) it has opened three new routes, two international and one domestic, to tap into the increasing demand for air travels. The carrier, an affiliate of Southeast Asia low-cost airline AirAsia, opened new routes to Singapore from Medan, North Sumatra and Padang, West Sumatra, and from Jakarta to Medan. The flights are served by on Airbus A320 aircraft with 180 seats. “The opening of new routes from Padang and Medan showed that AirAsia’s network expansion in Indonesia is not centered in Jakarta and Bali only,” AirAsia Indonesia chief executive Dendy Kurniawan said. He said AirAsia Indonesia expects that the direct routes to Singapore from the capitals of two provinces of the Sumatra island, coupled with low-cost tickets, will attract more visitors from the city-state.