Lion Air puts aircraft delivery on hold this year
The Jakarta Post
The country's biggest low-cost carrier, Lion Air, has put a halt on the delivery of new aircraft this year, due to internal improvements within the company.
"We are trying to fix everything [this year], human resources, safety, service and security," Lion Air operational director Daniel Putut said on Friday.
He said the airline would optimize its existing routes and aircraft this year. "This year, the number of routes and frequency will be stagnant," he said.
Last year, the airline claimed a 26 percent surge in passengers, higher than the targeted 10 percent passenger growth, although Daniel refused to reveal the exact numbers.
The airline operates 1,235 flights a day to 85 cities across the country. It operates 113 aircraft, with an estimated 500 more waiting to be delivered.
Lion Air founder Rusdi Kirana previously said the airline welcomed an average of 30 to 40 new aircraft per year. Lion Air has had a long string of mismanagement and incidents over the years, including mistakenly dropping off international passengers at a domestic terminal last year. (ags)
You might also like :
- ‘I’m just ordinary man now’: Setya collects debts from friends to pay restitutio...
- Sri Lanka train kills mother elephant, two calves
- Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc
- Trump hits China with tariffs on another $200b in goods
- Prosecutors call for Jambi rape victim to be punished to deter abortion
- Indonesia must improve its e-government
- Indian bishop accused of raping nun steps aside as arrest calls grow
- Payment of 'uang ketok palu' is tradition, councilors admit to corruption court
- Here are 10 of the most populated cities in the world
- Trump defends Supreme Court pick after sex assault allegation