Lion Air Group has decided to lay off 2,600 employees, including pilots, commercial staff and ground staff.
Meanwhile the group issued this statement concerning services:
Lion Air has announced that it will increase flight capacity compared to the previous month starting from July 2020 and continued to the following months.
Lion Air Group will continue to operate the aircraft to serve domestic routes which are currently run into an increasing demand (so it is not true if there is a piece of information that says Lion Air Group has stopped operating, related information currently being traced).
Scheduled flight services to and from major cities to the district or regency, including Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport), Banda Aceh, Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Batam, Palembang, Jambi, Bengkulu, Lampung, Bangka Belitung, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Lombok, Bali, Kupang, Pontianak, Palangkaraya, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Tarakan, Makassar, Kendari, Palu, Gorontalo, Manado, Ternate, Ambon, Sorong, Manokwari, Timika , Jayapura, Merauke, Berau, Sampit, Lubuk Linggau, Labuan Bajo, Luwuk, Tambolaka, Waingapu, Bima, Sumbawa, Ende, Gunung Sitoli and other areas.
Lion Air Group will continue to serve and develop other routes as demand for air transportation services. Lion Air Group is optimistic, that air travel trends will continue to improve and increase in line with the ease of traveling by aircraft for passengers.
Lion Air Group complies with the health protocols, with the expectation that every flight operation fulfills the elements of safety and security (safety first), and in an effort not to cause the COVID-19 spreading.
Under conditions of COVID-19 pandemic alert, Lion Air Group has consistently run a sterilization process, cleanliness, and all aircraft maintenance in accordance with scheduled and unscheduled maintenance programs. It is the sincerity in every execution of aviation operations, ensuring that the aircraft is safe and airworthy for flight as well as to prepare the proper flight.
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