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Batik Air to fly from Soekarno-Hatta T2 starting December

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, November 29, 2018  /  03:31 pm
Batik Air to fly from Soekarno-Hatta T2 starting December

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.

Read also: Batik Air to launch new route from Surabaya to Labuan Bajo

“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)