The Jakarta Post
Passengers embark from a Batik Air Airbus A320 at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta on Oct. 8, 2017. (The Jakarta Post/Bagus BT. Saragih)
Batik Air, a subsidiary of Lion Air, has launched a new charter flight connecting Jakarta to Kunming in Yunnan province, China.
According to a press release, the new charter flight was launched in collaboration with Grand China Travel, which is a Beijing-based travel agency.
Flying an Airbus A320-200, the ID-7603-coded flight is currently operating twice a week, departing from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Wednesdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. and arriving at Kunming Changshui International Airport at 1:10 a.m. local time.
Meanwhile, Jakarta-bound flight ID-7602 will fly on Mondays and Thursdays at 2:10 a.m. local time.
Between May 1 and Feb. 29 next year, the service will be available three times a week, departing from Jakarta on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Batik Air CEO Achmad Lutfhie said the aircraft featured 12 business and 144 economy class seats.
“[The aircraft] is equipped with in-flight entertainment in every seat,” he said, referring to audio and video-on-demand services.
Achmad mentioned that the new Jakarta-Kunming route was part of Batik Air’s commitment to connect international destinations and to strengthen the airline’s services and connectivity. (jes/kes)