The Jakarta Post
A Boeing 737 bearing the livery of Batik Air, a subsidiary of Lion Air, lands at Ngurah Rai International Airport. (Shutterstock.com/Mike Fuchslocher)
Batik Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's largest low-cost carrier Lion Air, is to move its operations on Dec. 5 from Terminal 1C to Terminal 2E of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten.
The airline's relocation is part of the airport’s revitalization program for terminals 1 and 2, which began three years ago.
The international hub airport aims to expand the annual passenger capacity of the two terminals from 9 million to 24 million for Terminal 1, and from 9 million to a maximum 18 million at Terminal 2.
“Revitalization is essential to enhance our services for our customers,” Febri Toga Simatupang, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport’s senior manager branch communication and legal, told kompas.com.
He added that the revitalization program was part of the airport's strategy to raise its competitiveness among other world-class airports. (wir/kes)