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Jakarta Post

Lion, Batavia pledge to improve performance

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 8 2011   /  08:00 am

Privately-owned airlines Batavia Air and Lion Air pledged on Sunday to improve their on-time performance (OTP) by taking various measures, after being named by the Transportation Ministry as the worst two performers out of six airlines.

The ministry recorded that Lion Air’s OTP was 66.45 percent, while Batavia was 68.83 percent on average in an assessment conducted from January to April at 24 airports nationwide.

Also assessed were flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, which fared the best at 86.98 percent, followed by Merpati Nusantara Airlines (75.6 percent), Sriwijaya Air (74 percent) and Indonesia Air Asia (71.96 percent).

Lion’s general affairs director Edward Sirait said the airline had added two Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft this month to improve performance.

“With the two additional aircraft, we can maintain our stand-by airplanes without reducing any mo...