JAKARTA (HN) - Air Batik Airlines opened a number of new flight routes from and to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on April 28, 2017. The routes are Cengkareng-Pontianak, Cengkareng-Jambi, and Cengkareng-Manokwari.

Lion Air Group President Director Edward Sirait said the Cengkareng-Pontianak flight was conducted twice a day. "Other flights we do once a day," said Edward to National Day, Wednesday (26/4).

According to him, the addition of this flight route to grow the market and new interest of Batik Air loyal customers with executive class to Pontianak, Jambi, and Manokwari. Batik Air sees the potential of good customer filling and adequate time slot . "We are ready to serve the flight," said Edward.

Not only that, he said, on the same date, the airline with full service also increased flight hours from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Lombok and Denpasar. Now from Cengkareng to Lombok is available five flights per day and to Denpasar to four flights per day.

Edward hopes that new routes and the addition of flight frequencies can give flyers the option of flying for loyal customers. The convenience and ease of choosing the flying hours will also be given Batik Air to loyal customers to keep flying with the airline.

"With the opening of access to some of these areas can enhance economic growth and tourism in their respective regions," he said.

Air Batik is Indonesia's largest private carrier by providing full service during the flight. Customers will be pampered with in-flight entertainment and meal service on every flight.

Since the beginning of operation May 3, 2013 based at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Cengkareng, Batik Air currently serves flights to more than 32 domestic destinations in Indonesia and international flights to Singapore.

Batik Air Fleet up to now amounts to 46 units divided in type Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-800 / 900 with 216 flights per day.

Batik Air under the auspices of Lion Air Group with Lion Air and Wings Air. The airline has qualified and received an international IOSA / IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. IOSA will continue to periodically test the airworthiness of Batik Air's airline management in order to continue to be competent and sustainable.

Batik Air has also obtained permission to fly to the European Continent after being released from the EU Banned Airlines List because the level of safety and security has been recognized internationally.

Reportage: Dian Riski Rosmayanti
Editor: Admin