Batik Air, the full service wing of Indonesia’s Lion Group marked the arrival of its first Airbus A320neo with a ceremony at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. The aircraft is the 46th Airbus aircraft in Batik Air’s fleet that already includes 44 A320 Family Aircraft and one A330-300.
The new aircraft features 156 seats (12 business and 144 economy seats). Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, the A320neo will be deployed by the carrier on its regional services and increase its capacity.
Featuring the widest single aisle cabin in the sky, the A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020. At the end of December 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 7,100 firm orders from over 100 customers worldwide.
Batik Air, a member of Lion Air Group, on May 29, 2019 will launch a new international route from Soekarno-Hatta, and Tangerang to Penang.
Photo: Choirul Anwar Alquresi.
Batik Air will operate a Boeing 737-800 NG with a capacity of 12 business class seats and 150 economy classes on the route.
The first route will be from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Tangerang (CGK) with flight ID 7161. The aircraft takes off at 07.00 West Indonesia Time (GMT + 07) and is scheduled to arrive at 10:15 local time (Malaysia Time, GMT + 08) at Penang International Airport. For return flights, Batik Air has a departure time from Penang at 11.00 local time ID-7160 number and is expected to arrive at 12:15 WIB at Soekarno-Hatta.
Batik AIr operates a fleet comprising 43 Airbus A320-200ceo (12 business classes and 144 economy classes), six Boeing 737-900ERs (12 business classes and 168 economy classes) and eight Boeing 737-800 NG (12 business classes and 150 economy classes).
Top Copyright Photo: Batik Air-Lion Group Boeing 737-8GP WL PK-LBL (msn 39281) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 923859.
Lion Group has celebrated the delivery of its first three Airbus aircraft at a special ceremony in Toulouse today (November 12). The event was attended by Rusdi Kirana, Chairman and Co-Founder of Lion Group and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.
The aircraft are the first from an order placed by Lion Group in March 2013 for 234 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 109 A320neo, 65 A321neo and 60 A320ceo.
The initial batch of A320s are set to join the fleet of the Group’s full service subsidiary Batik Air (Jakarta and Manado), flying on domestic and regional services. The Batik aircraft are powered by CFM56 engines and feature a premium two class layout seating a total of 156 passengers.
Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 F-WWBO (msn 6164) became PK-LAF on the handover.
Batik Air‘s (Jakarta and Manado) first Airbus A320, and the first for the Lion Group, has rolled out of the paint shop at Toulouse, France. Batik Air is a current Boeing 737NG operator. Airbus issued this short statement and photo:
The first Airbus aircraft for Indonesia’s Lion Group has rolled out of the paint shop hangar in Toulouse, France. With the airline’s colorful livery, the aircraft will be delivered in third quarter and will be operated by Lion Group’s full service unit Batik Air on its growing domestic and regional network.
The aircraft is the first from a major order placed by the Lion Group in March 2013 for a total of 234 A320 Family aircraft (109 A320neo, 65 A321neo and 60 A320ceo).
Copyright Photo: Airbus. The pictured A320-214 F-WWBO will become PK-LAF (msn 6164) on the hand over.
Batik Air (Jakarta), the new subsidiary of Lion Air (Jakarta) was originally planning to launch its full-service operations on April 26 from Jakarta to both Balikpapan and Manado. However this launch has been delayed to May 3.
In addition, the new carrier will launch two-class Boeing 737-900ER service from Jakarta to Pekanbaru and Ambon on May 8.
Top Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group. The first aircraft for Batik Air is the pictured Boeing 737-9GP ER PK-LBG (msn 38688) which is seen passing through Honolulu on delivery. The aircraft was handed over on April 15.
Lion Air (Jakarta) has announced it will launch a new full-service subsidiary named Batik Air in March 2013. The new subsidiary will compete against rival Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta) and operate on international routes to Asia and Australia. The fleet will be 10 Boeing 737-800s according to the Jakarta Post.
According to Wikipedia, the name of the new airline is derived from the local name of a dyed-pattern cloth especially the Javanese traditional batik, especially from regions around Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Batik has notable meanings rooted to the Javanese idea of the universe. Traditional colors include indigo, dark brown, and white (likely the colors of the new airline), which represent the three major Hindu Gods (Brahmā, Visnu, and Śiva).
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