Lion Air to serve Bandung-Pekanbaru route
The Jakarta Post
Major Indonesian carrier Lion Air Group plans to operate a new route connecting Bandung, West Java and Pekanbaru, Riau to cater to surging demand from flyers between the two cities.
Airlines under the group will fly daily to these destinations starting from June 16, according to the group’s statement.
“We hope to fulfill the needs of residents in both Bandung and Pekanbaru with a direct flight. This will allow efficiency in terms of time and costs [for the passengers],” Lion Air Group public relations manager Andy M. Saladin said in the statement Friday.
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Andy further said the launch of the latest route would also aim to anticipate an increase of travel between both cities ahead of Idul Fitri, which will fall at the end of June.
The new service will add to 21 daily flights from Bandung’s international airport, Husein Sastranegara, to 11 domestic destinations, such as Makassar, Surabaya, Denpasar, Medan and Batam, and one international destination, namely Kuala Lumpur, served by three airlines under Lion Air Group – Lion Air, Wings Air and sister airline Malindo Air. (lnd)
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