Fri, 12 Mar 2010

From: The Jakarta Post

By Nurni Sulaiman, The Jakarta Post, Balikpapan
BALIKPAPAN: DHL Express has launched a direct flight from Singapore to Balikpapan to meet the surge in cargo transportation from the city state to East Kalimantan, a company executive said.

Ahmad Mohamad, the senior technical advisor PT Birotika Semesta/DHL, said in Balikpapan on Wednesday that the direct flight service was provided in cooperation with PT Tri-MG Intra Asia Airline.

He said that the airline, with its Boeing 737 airplane, serves the Singapore-Balikpapan route four times a week - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

‚ÄúThe new service, which has a payload of 16 tons, is the second to be provided by DHL in Indo-nesia after the Singapore-Jakarta service launched in 2004,‚ÄĚ he said. - JP