AirAsia Indonesian affiliate AWAIR's new domestic service actually is intended to attract passengers from Singapore and southern Malaysia. The daily service between Jakarta and Batam beginning Thursday is the airline's way of getting around Singapore's refusal to permit it to operate between Jakarta and the Lion City. Batam has become a new gateway for travelers from Johor and Singapore to Jakarta and vice versa at lower fares. A high-speed ferry serving Batam from key centers in ...

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