Batik Air is an Indonesian low-cost airline
Batik Air launched its first Australian route with double-daily flights from Perth to Denpasar (Bali).
It recently received approval to fly to Europe too.
Batik Air flies to 31 domestic destinations, Singapore and to Perth, Australia.
Batik Air will launch its first Australian route with double-daily flights from Perth to Denpasar in Indonesia’s popular province of Bali commencing from June 21. Using an Airbus A320 aircraft, all flights will offer business class service with three rows of seats in a 2-2 layout and with the journey being less than four hours in each direction, expect to find domestic-style reclining seats with a reasonable 45-inch pitch, rather than fully-flat beds as are typical on longer flights. Inflight entertainment is provided via fold-up screens at each business class seat, with AC and USB charging ports at-hand and complimentary meals served on crockery appropriate to the time of day.
Batik Air flight ID6008 is wheels-up in Perth at 8:30am for a 12:10pm landing in Indonesia – or sleep in and book flight ID6006 instead which departs Perth at 6:20pm and reaches Denpasar at 10pm local time. For the journey home, you could take flight ID6006 to leave Bali just after lunch at 12:55pm and touch down in Perth at 4:35pm, in time for dinner – or make the most of your time away and book ID6007 instead, wheels-up at 8:40pm and landing in Perth at 12:20am, just after midnight on the following calendar day. These flights are now open for booking via travel agents and the Batik Air website, where the new route is being promoted to "operate soon".
Full service carrier Batik Air, a part of Lion Air Group, launched a new route connecting Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur as part of the airline’s international expansion. The flight will be available once a day from both Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This route is a beginning of the plan for Batik Air to expand its services to other countries like Australia and India from Denpasar. Soon passengers will be able to fly from Denpasar to Chennai in India, through Kuala Lumpur.
Batik Air flies to 35 domestic destinations and to Singapore.
The Lion Air Group, wich includes Batik Air owned by Rusdi Kirana, remains the dominating force in Indonesia's airline industry. With its three units (Lion Air, Batik Air, and Wings Air) the group carried 20.5 million air passengers in the first half of 2016, controlling 48.4 percent of the market in the first half of 2016, followed by the Garuda Indonesia Group, and the Sriwijaya Air Group. Edward Sirait, President Director of the Lion Air Group, said the group's market share has grown 5 percent over the past year. This is remarkable considering that the global and domestic economy remained somewhat bleak.
Indonesia’s Batik Air will launch a twice-daily service on the highly competitive Perth to Bali route on June 21.
Batik operates Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s and flies to 31 domestic destinations as well as Singapore. The airline, which offers business and economy class, recently received approval to fly to Europe and also passed the stringent IATA Operational Safety Audit on November 17. Late last year Batik received approval from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority for the services and it is the second Lion group member to operate to Australian destinations.
The flights depart from Perth at 8.30am and 6.20pm and arrive back at 4.30pm and 12.20am. Both flights are to be operated by 737-900ERs with 172 seats. Batik’s business-class seats are set at 45 inches apart and the economy seats are at a generous 32 inches. All passengers have free in-flight entertainment and meals.
Standard promotional economy fares online start from $402 return, while a business-class fare starts at $640 return.