The Jakarta Post
Passengers embark a Batik Air Airbus A320 at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta on Oct. 8, 2017. The airline is set to open a new route from Surabaya to Denpasar starting on Thursday. (The Jakarta Post/Bagus BT. Saragih)
Batik Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's largest low-cost carrier Lion Air, is set to launch a new route from Surabaya to Bali on Thursday.
The 45-minute service will depart daily from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, at 1:30 p.m. local time and land at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, at 3:15 p.m. Meanwhile, the return flight will take off from Denpasar at 12:45 p.m. and arrive in Surabaya at 12:35 p.m.
Using Airbus A320 CEO and Boeing 737-800/900 ER aircraft, the flights will feature in-flight entertainment and meals with ticket prices starting at Rp 450,000 (US$32).
“We’re optimistic that Batik Air’s Surabaya-Denpasar route will support each province’s development in terms of tourism, culture, creative economy and other industries,” said Batik Air CEO Achmad Luthfie in a statement. “It’s aligned with infrastructure development […] in the two provinces and caters to high demand from our customers, because the passengers numbers at both airports is increasing every year.”
On the same day, Batik Air will also launch new routes from Jakarta to Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan, Tanjung Pandan in Belitung and Merauke in Papua. (wir/kes)
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