The Jakarta Post
This photo taken on May 24, 2015, shows two Indonesian folk dancers performing on Merah Beach in Banyuwangi regency, East Java. (Shutterstock.com/Yavuz Sariyildiz)
Batik Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's largest low-cost carrier Lion Air, officially launched a new route connecting Jakarta and Banyuwangi in East Java on Wednesday.
According to a press release, the once-daily service utilizes an Airbus A320-200 that can accommodate 12 business and 144 economy-class passengers.
"Each chair in this new aircraft is equipped with in-flight entertainment," Batik Air CEO Achmad Luthfie said in a statement, adding that the carrier is optimistic in being able to serve other cities in East Java, following the availability of the Jakarta-Surabaya and Jakarta-Malang routes.
The flight is scheduled to depart from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, at 8:25 a.m. and land in Banyuwangi International Airport at 10:05 a.m. local time. Meanwhile, the return flight will take off from Banyuwangi at 11:05 a.m. local time and arrive in Jakarta at 12:45 p.m.
Batik Air currently flies to over 42 domestic and international destinations with more than 350 flights per day. Its international destinations include Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kinabalu in Malaysia, Chennai in India and Perth, Australia. (kes)
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