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Batik Air launches Jakarta-Bangkok route

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, December 23, 2019  /  02:52 pm
Batik Air launches Jakarta-Bangkok route

A Batik Air aircraft is parked at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. (Shutterstock/Herwin Bahar)

Batik Air has appeared as a new option for passengers traveling from Jakarta-serving Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.

The full-service carrier is a subsidiary of Indonesia’s Lion Air.

The inaugural flight for this direct route took place on Friday, officiated by Batik Air pilot training manager Tommy Wardana and Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2 senior manager Erwin Revianto.

The CEO of Batik Air, Achmad Luthfie, said in a statement that the airline was pleased to have Don Mueang International Airport as one of its destinations.

“This [new route] is bound to strengthen regional connectivity,” Achmad was quoted as saying.

Read also: Batik Air opens direct flight from Jakarta to Nanning

Bearing flight numbers ID-7631 (Jakarta – Bangkok) and ID-7630, the route is served with Boeing 737-800NG aircraft with 12 business class seats and 150 economy class seats, as well as Boeing 737-900ER with 12 business class seats and 168 economy class seats.

Full-service carrier Batik Air is now among the options for passengers traveling from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.Full-service carrier Batik Air is now among the options for passengers traveling from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok. (Batik Air/File)

The flight from Jakarta departs at 5:40 p.m. and arrives in Bangkok at 9 p.m., while the return flight departs at 10 p.m. and arrives at 1:25 a.m.

This daily service to Bangkok is the latest addition to Batik Air’s international route network, following destinations in Australia, China, Singapore, Malaysia and India. Passengers wishing to continue their journey from Bangkok can also book Thai Lion Air, which serves a number of routes, including to other cities in Thailand as well as to China, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Japan. (mut)

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