Lion Air reopens a route connecting Padang to Saudi Arabia

Lion Air announced the reopening of Umrah flight services effective January 3, 2023, from West Sumatra through Minangkabau International Airport in Padang Pariaman (PDG) to: 

Medina – King Mohammad bin Abdul Aziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia (MED)  Jeddah – King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia (JED).

Padang is the 6th route after:

1. Jakarta – Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang (CGK)

2. Surabaya – Juanda International Airport, East Java (SUB)

3. Kualanamu – Kualanamu International Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra (KNO)

4. Makassar – Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, South Sulawesi (UPG)

5. Majalengka – BIJB Kertajati International Airport, West Java (KJT).

The inaugural flight in early 2023 has marked by flying 328 pilgrims. For the convenience of guests from each region of origin, Lion Air has prepared cabin crew to help facilitate communication from the language aspect.

Lion Air flight number JT-082 took off from Minangkabau International Airport at 08.10 WIB (GMT+07) and has scheduled to arrive at King Mohammad bin Abdul Aziz International Airport at 13:22 local time (GMT+03).

The type of aircraft operated is the wide-body Airbus A330-900neo (with a capacity of 436 economy class seats), which can serve non-stop with a travel time of up to 12 hours, so it is very appropriate to support Umrah flights from West Sumatra.

Top Copyright Photo: Lion Air (PT Lion Mentari Airlines) Airbus A330-941 F-WWYA (PK-LEI) (msn 1926) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 959837.

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