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Batik Air to launch direct flight from Jakarta to Penang

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, May 26, 2019  /  09:46 am
Batik Air to launch direct flight from Jakarta to Penang

Batik Air, a subsidiary of low-cost carrier Lion Air, has announced its plan to launch a new route from Jakarta to Penang, Malaysia. (JP/File)

Batik Air, a subsidiary of low-cost carrier Lion Air, has announced its plan to launch a new route from Jakarta to Penang, Malaysia.

The maiden flight will depart from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on May 29, according to a statement sent to The Jakarta Post.

As a premium service airline, Batik Air will operate Boeing 737-800NG aircraft for the new route, comprising 12 business class seats and 150 economy class seats. The aircraft will also be equipped with inflight entertainment for each seat.

CEO of Batik Air, Achmad Lutfie, said in the statement that there would be daily flights to and from Jakarta and Penang.

“The new connection is expected to cater to millennial and business travelers alike, in order to reach one of the most popular destinations at the moment,” said Achmad.

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The Batik Air flight to Penang, with flight number ID-7161, will depart from Jakarta at 7 a.m. local time, and arrive at Penang at 10:15 a.m. local time. Meanwhile, the flight from Penang will depart at 11 a.m. local time and arrive in Jakarta at 12:15 p.m. local time.

Penang, an island state with George Town as its capital, is a renowned medical tourism destination, as well as a culinary, shopping and cultural hub. (mut)

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