LION AIR LAUNCHES SECOND DAILY FLIGHT FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO JAKARTA
Jakarta – Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest private carrier celebrated the inaugural of its second daily flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta on 19 December 2011. JT 280 arrived from Jakarta at 14:40 and JT 281 departed from KLIA at 15:30 with almost full load with the percentage of 97 and 96 respectively.
President Director of Lion Air, Rusdi Kirana said, “The commencement of the second daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta is in response to greater demand of both the neighbouring countries. The launch of the additional frequency for this route simultaneously signifies an improvement of air access, hence providing better regional connectivity to Malaysians and Indonesians as well as visiting foreigners abroad other continents”.
Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports said "Malaysia Airports welcomes the second daily flight of Lion Air to KLIA. This is a reflection of the ever increasing demand for the Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta route and this will further benefit passengers in terms of wider spread of services and greater connectivity. We would like to thank Lion Air and we are confident that their operations will continue to be a success".
The airline will be operating with the brand new Boeing 737-900ER with the Boeing Sky Interior for this route. In addition, passengers will experience low fares and free 20kg baggage allowance with the privilege of aerobridge facility for greater safety and comfort from the Main Terminal Building of the award-winning KLIA .
Today, Lion Air successfully operates scheduled passenger services on an extensive network from Jakarta with 3700 weekly flights to 63 destinations. Lion Air had most recently taken delivery of its 54th Boeing 737-900ER aircraft and is scheduled to receive another 124 Boeing 737-900ER progressively, between now and year 2016. The airline has also signed a purchase agreement with Boeing for another 230 Boeing 737 NG (201 737-MAX and 29 737-900ER) aircraft for gradual delivery between year 2017 to 2026.
Effective 19 Dec 2011:
JT 283 - Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta departing at 13:00 and arrive in Jakarta at 14:00
JT 281 - Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta departing at 15:30 and arrive in Jakarta at 16:30