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01/25/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2023 04:24

Lion Air Group Flies to More Than 50 Leading Cities in 15 Countries. Seriousness in the Global Network: Facilitating Foreign Travel and Contributing to the Target of 7.4[...]

Lion Air Group Flies to More Than 50 Leading Cities in 15 Countries. Seriousness in the Global Network: Facilitating Foreign Travel and Contributing to the Target of 7.4 Million Foreign Tourist Visits to Indonesia.

Jan 25, 2023, 18:17 PM by Lion Air Public Relations

Optimistic, international routes continue to rebound. The optimism of the various initiations has reflected the evolution of travel restrictions imposed as part of the concept of renewal to accelerate economic improvement, develop the aviation industry and boost tourism activities.

J A K A R T A - January 23, 2023. The progressive relaxation (easing) of restrictions provides a much-needed impetus to the prospects of international travel. Lion Air Group predicts and is optimistic, from the second half of 2022 onwards, international routes show market opportunities with a very high growth rate.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in November 2022 announced that passenger traffic figures continued, increasing by 41.3% compared to November 2021. In the 2021 period, the total number of passengers has recorded by 47% from the 2019 period. That increased to 83% in 2022 and have forecast to be 94% in 2023, 103% in 2024, and 111% in 2025. An international movement is at 75.3% from November 2019 level. In 2021, the number of international passengers was 27%. Increase to 69% in 2022, projected to be 82% in 2023, 92% in 2024, and 101% in 2025.

As a sincerity to facilitate the needs of air transportation in the global network, Lion Air Group continues to reflect on its business strategy in facing challenges and analyzing opportunities in the present and future.

Lion Air Group hopes to welcome back tourists and business people on board to fly to more than 50 cities in 14 countries through Batik Air (ID flight code), Batik Air Malaysia (OD flight code), Lion Air (JT flight code), Thai Lion Air (SL flight code). Aviation market demand in Indonesia and internationally is considered open and will continue to move to level positive.

To facilitate air travel on international routes, Lion Air Group provides a selection of flight services:

  • In-person (non-stop),
  • Transit and interline (connected).

International routes offer the opportunity to "realize the dream of visiting favorite and prominent cities" from Indonesia through 12 leading cities and main hub airports, namely:

  1. Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
  2. Surabaya - Juanda International Airport (SUB)
  3. Bali - I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
  4. Medan - Kualanamu International Airport (KNO)
  5. Makassar - Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
  6. Padang - Minangkabau International Airport (BIM)
  7. Pekanbaru - Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (PKU)
  8. Batam - Hang Nadim International Airport (BTH)
  9. Banda Aceh - Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport (BTJ)
  10. Manado - Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
  11. Balikpapan - Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan (BPN) - effective 28 January 2023
  12. Jogja - Yogyakarta Kulonprogo International Airport (YIA) - effective January 30, 2023.

The development of routes in other cities will carry out in stages.

Lion Air Group is restoring international routes, so business people and tourists have more flight options when planning vacations, business, family, education, and other interests. The best offers, can fly directly and connect to favorite destinations of more than 50 destinations in 15 countries, including

Southeast Asia

1. Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Subang Skypark (SBZ), Penang (PEN), Kota Kinabalu (BKI), Melaka (MKZ), Kuching (KCH), Langkawi (LGK), Labuan (LBU), Johor Bahru (JHB), Sandakan (SDK) and other cities.

2. Singapore (SIN).

3. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PNH).

4. Yangon, Myanmar (RGN).

5. Vietnam
Hanoi (HAN), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), and Da Nang (DAD).

6. Thailand
Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK), Phuket (HKT), Chiang Mai (CNX), Chiang Rai (CEI), Khon Kean (KKC), Ubonrathani (UPB), Udonthani (UTH), Krabi (KBV), Nakhon Si Thammarat (NST) ), Surat Thani (URT), Hat Yai (HDY) and Trang (TST).

South Asia

7. India
Mumbai (BOM); Cochin or Kochi (COK); Bangalore (BLR); New Delhi (DEL); Hyderabad (HYD), Amritsar (ATQ), Tiruchirappalli (TRZ), Kolkata (CCU).

8. Lahore, Pakistan (LHR).

9. Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC).

10. Kathmandu, Nepal (KTM).

East Asia

11. Taiwan Taipei-Taoyuan (TPE).

12. Japan
Tokyo Narita (NRT), Tokyo Osaka Kansai (KIX), Tokyo Sapporo Chitose (CTS).

13. Tiongkok
Shenzhen (SZX), Guangzhou (CAN), Hong Kong (HKG) - effective March 26, 2023.


14. Australia
Brisbane (BNE), Melbourne (MEL), Sydney (SYD), and Perth (PER).

The Middle East

15. Saudi Arabia
Madinah (MED) and Jeddah (JED).

Foreign tourists (tourists) through 12 cities in Indonesia can connect directly with the concept of connecting flight services to more than 90 favorite destinations in Indonesia, including Lombok, Bima, Sumbawa, Labuan Bajo, Ende, Maumere, Tambolaka, Waingapu, Kupang, Solo, Semarang, Malang, Ambon, Ternate, Pontianak, Jambi, Palembang, Pangkalpinang, Palangkaraya, Tanjung Pandan - Belitung, Samarinda, Tanjung Selor, Tarakan, Palu, Gorontalo, Kendari, Sorong, Manokwari, Jayapura, Merauke, and other cities.

International flights contribute to government programs achieving 7.4 million foreign tourist visits to Indonesia and the Proud Traveling in Indonesia (BBWI) campaign. According to data from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, the number of foreign tourist visits from January to November 2022 reached 4.58 million visits; this achievement exceeded the set target of 3.5 million trips in 2022, an increase of 228% from 2021, during the same period 1.39 million.

Lion Air Group ensures it can comply with all the rules and requirements set by the regulator. Safety and security commitments have become a top priority. Lion Air Group operates medium haul and long haul routes using modern category aircraft types imported directly from aircraft manufacturers, consisting of:

  • Airbus 320-200
  • Airbus 320-200NEO
  • Airbus 330-300
  • Airbus 330-900NEO
  • ATR 72 series
  • Boeing 737-800NG
  • Boeing 737-8
  • Boeing 737-900ER
  • Boeing 737-9