Jakarta (HN) - Batik Air re-open these new flights from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to the Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar and Banjarmasin Syamsuddin Noor Airport. Flights started on Friday (23/12).

President Director of Lion Air Group Edward Sirait said, Batik Air will serve the flights once a day with departures Jakarta-Denpasar at 10:55 am arriving at 13:55 pm, Denpasar-Jakarta depart at 16:50 pm arriving at 19:00 pm. Schedule departs from Jakarta to Banjarmasin at 09.30 am, arriving at 12:15 pm, and Banjarmasin, Jakarta departs at 12:55 pm arriving at 13:45 pm.

According to him, Batik Air will continue to provide the option of flying hours and expansion into a number of regional and international. "We will continue to add new service in order to provide diverse options for people to be able to fly safely, efficiently, and cost-effective," he said in Jakarta, Friday (23/12).

Batik Air also was processing a number of international flights India and Australia. Special India, a full service airline will fly directly once a day to Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng.

In the beginning February 2017, Batik Air will also expand the route to Perth, Australia from Denpasar, Bali. Flights will support foreign tourists from Australia who want to vacation and business to the Bali Island.

"We are awaiting the arrival of two Airbus 320 in February to be flown to Australia. The flight was directly once a day," he said.

Until the first half of 2017, Batik Air will fly seven cities in Southeast Asia. Routes to be targeted namely Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China, as well as Kuala Lumpur and Australia. "Next year we will fly to several more cities in Southeast Asia," he said.
Batik Air will receive four Airbus 320 aircraft by March 2017. The aircraft would be used to accommodate low in Southeast Asia.

Batik Air has a low level of timeliness (on time performance / OTP) reached 95 percent in the first half of 2016, the highest among all airlines in Indonesia.
Total air passenger load factor reached 80 percent, especially holidays. Batik Air passengers reached 90 thousand people per year with a market share of seven percent.
Facing the Christmas and New Year holidays, the airline is equipped with in-flight entertainment (IFE), provides 36 additional flights with a total capacity of 7,200 seats.
Edward said, passengers should not hesitate to fly with Batik Air. Largest private airline in Indonesia has received the certificate of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) since November 2016.
With this certificate, Batik Air flight safety management has been recognized worldwide. Batik Air even been out of the black list of European aviation authorities.

Batik Air CEO Luthfie Achmad said, Batik Air has been working hard to get this certificate. Audits carried out three months with a thousand more item check list to be met. "Both in terms of engineering, safety, had fulfilled all," he said.
With this certificate, Batik Air has passed running international flight safety standards. Batik Air even run a full set of security management of international aviation world.
"It's a very proud because if you want to fly abroad, the state will ask if your company already passed the IOSA?" he said.
IOSA is designed to examine and assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. Audit will use more than 900 international harmonization of standards and recommended practices.
Now Batik Air operates a fleet of 37 Boeing 737-900ER and Airbus A320 CEO. Batik Air already flies to 29 destinations from regional and international destinations with a frequency of 208 flights per day.

Reportage: Dian Riski Rosmayanti
Editor: Admin