JAKARTA (HN) - Air Batik Airlines will re-open routes to Australia. Sydney and Melbourne into two targeted cities. Batik Air will fly using a large body aircraft ( Wide Body) type Airbus 330.

Director of Batik Air Capt Achmad Luthfie said the flight to Sydney will be in December this year. The aircraft will depart from Denpasar to Sydney via I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. "We will fly Denpasar-Sydney on a new Airbus A330," Luthfie told the Harian Nasional Newspaper in Jakarta, Monday (7/24).

Airbus A330 aircraft planned to come three units until the end of this year. Two units are allocated to Malindo Air and one unit for Batik Air. This aircraft will provide guests Air Batik flying experience equipped with full service inside the cabin.

Passengers will be spoiled with the entertainment services available in every seat. There is a flat screen of music, movies and games. Travel becomes not bored because of the variety of entertainment and food choices.
According to Luthfie, the guest market share from Australia is very high. This is evident from the achievement level of seat (occupancy) aircraft on the flight Denpasar-Perth since a month ago. "We stay at 75-80 percent on weekdays, if the holidays are always full," he said.

It is expected that the flight occupancy of Jakarta-Sydney matches the previous route. Many requests from travel agents in Australia to Batik Air open new flight routes to other cities. "The enthusiasm of Sydney society is very high," he said.
Batik Air targets Denpasar-Sydney flight because it wants to help the government increase foreign tourists. The government lacks 2 million seats for foreign tourists in order to enjoy the variety of Indonesian tourism. "Our commitment will help the government provide seat requirements for tourists," he said.

Next month Batik Air will open the Jakarta-China route, especially Guangzhou City by targeting the business-class market. Luthfie said, the flight route to China has been proposed, awaiting approval from the Minister of Transportation.

"It's been processed," he said.

Reportase: Dian Riski Rosmayanti
Editor: Admin