The Jakarta Post
Wat Arun Temple at sunset in Bangkok, Thailand. (Shutterstock/File)
Thai Lion Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's largest private airline, Lion Air, increased its Jakarta-Bangkok service from once a day to twice on Monday.
The additional SL116 flight, which uses a Boeing 737-900ER, will depart from Don Mueang International Airport at 9 a.m. local time and arrive at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 12:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the return SL117 flight takes off at 1:10 p.m. and lands in Bangkok at 5 p.m.
The additional frequency aims to tap into the potential of connecting Asian cities, as passengers from Jakarta will be able connect to other cities from Bangkok, such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Hat Yai, Singapore, Yangon, Hanoi, Taipei, Mumbai, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Zhengzhou.
"This new service is our answer to the high demand for air transportation in Southeast Asia," said Thai Lion Air CEO and chairman Capt. Darsito Hendro Seputro in a statement.
Established in 2013, Thai Lion Air boasts 12 domestic networks and operates two regional flights and over 20 international destinations. (kes)
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