The Jakarta Post
Batik Air, a Lion Air subsidiary that provides premium flights, is opening new routes from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, to seven destinations: Banda Aceh, Bandar Lampung, Gorontalo, Ternate, Pontianak, Jambi and Manokwari, starting this April.
“The opening of new routes is to better serve our customers flying from Soekarno-Hatta Airport with executive class service,” said Lion Air Group president director Edward Sirait in Jakarta on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Batik Air planes will start flights to Supadio Airport in Pontianak, Sultan Thaha Airport in Jambi and Rendani in Manokwari. “We see a potential market [to these destinations] and the slots are still available,” he added.
In the middle of this month, the airline started its flights from Soekarno-Hatta Airport to Sultan Baabullah Airport in Ternate, Raden Inten II Airport in Bandar Lampung, Jalaluddin Airport in Gorontalo and Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport in Banda Aceh.
Batik Air flies twice a day to Banda Aceh and once a day to the other new destinations.
The airline flies to 32 domestic destinations and Singapore with its 46 Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-800/900 planes. (bbn)