Denpasar, 23 Juli 2017 - One of the airlines under Lion Air Group, Batik Air, re-expands its business by opening new International routes. This time Batik Air international destination is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India that is the city of Chennai.

The airline with full service services will start flying Chennai as of July 23, 2017 with a one-time flight schedule per day from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali with a first stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and with the same flight number the passengers will continue their journey to India.

"We are very pleased and proud that Batik Air is now increasingly providing flights that can accommodate customers with more choices. With this new route to Chennai hope we will be able to further develop the growth of tourism in Indonesia by bringing foreign tourists ", said Andy M. Saladin, Public Relations Lion Air Group.

Andy added that the flight from Denpasar will depart at 23:10 to Kuala Lumpur, and transit at the capital of Malaysia, and then Batik Air will continue their destination to Chennai with the departure schedule at 06:20. While the flight back from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur will be at 08.55, and continue to Denpasar at 16:35.

In June 2017, Batik Air has operated to serve some of its new international routes such as from Cengkareng to Kuala Lumpur and from Denpasar to Perth, Australia and in the near future Batik Air will start flying to other cities in Australia.

The airline which began operating in 2013, currently operates 49 aircraft comprising the Boeing 737-800/900ER Airbus A320CEO, has also certified by the highest international safety and security management standards IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and recognition from the European Union by removed from EU flight ban in 2016. It becomes a proof that Batik Air always put forward the safety and security aspects in its operation to serve their loyal customers.

"Batik Air will continue to develop by opening a new route which has become a commitment of Lion Air Group in providing access to more destinations and wider network connectivity. We are sure that the interests and needs of the flight from Denpasar to Chennai and return can have a good passenger occupancy so it is possible that in the future we will increase the frequency of daily flights and open routes to other cities in India ", closes Andy.

Special Staff of the Minister of Tourism for Infrastructure Judi Rifajantoro said, this is a historic moment for Batik Air that has been awaited by foreign tourists. Batik Air is judged to always take appropriate steps that suggested by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya.

"We are very appreciative of Lion Air Group's commitment to develop tourism, they are the only airline that always follows the request of Minister Arief Yahya," he said in Denpasar.