The Jakarta Post
Batik Air is set to launch a new route connecting Surabaya and Labuan Bajo with a return flight that would operate on every day except Tuesdays and Sundays. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Batik Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's largest low-cost carrier Lion Air, is set to launch on Sept. 7 a new route that would connect the East Javanese capital of Surabaya to Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara.
Lion Air Group said in a statement that the inaugural ID 6130 flight would depart from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 11:10 a.m. and arrive in Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo at 1:40 p.m.
The return ID 6131 flight is scheduled to depart at 2:25 p.m. from Labuan Bajo and arrive in Surabaya at 2:55 p.m.
The route would be served by the Airbus 320-200, which has a capacity of 12 business and 144 economy class seats. Return flights would operate on Monday and Wednesday through Saturday.
Batik Air CEO Achmad Luthfie said the flights serve as an additional connection between popular destinations of Surabaya and Labuan Bajo.
"The launch of this new network is a continuation of my promise as CEO of Batik Air during the first Batik Air flight from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Labuan Bajo," Achmad said as quoted by kompas.com.
He added that the latest route from Batik Air also complemented the Surabaya flights to Labuan Bajo, which Wings Air has scheduled to fly every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. (liz/kes)