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*Batik Air Introduces the New Surabaya Route to Labuan Bajo

SIDOARJO,visitkhatulistiwa.co – 02 September 2018. In preparing an agenda to Surabaya-East Java, it can be for business and leisure purposes, because this second largest city in Indonesia offers many interesting objects that should not be missed. In addition to the term “City of Heroes” which has resonated long ago with historical heritage as a tourist attraction, stretching the creative industry is also a tourist destination.

For millennials travelers, alternative tourism can try Mangrove Ecotourism, Kenpark a.k.a Kenjeran Park with Sanggar Agung temple as a special selfie spot while capturing views of dancing fountains. Culinary hobbyists, Grand Pakuwon Food Junction at Tandes Margomulyo, West Surabaya is an open dining area with amazing designs on the edge of an artificial lake. Lovers of classical architecture must explore Surabaya City Hall, it is ideal to take pictures with the background of the building that is still standing firm.

Switching to another destination, Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has been famous for blocking the reputation of Komodo habitat. Apparently, the surrounding area presents marine tourism which invites underwater sports fans to see the wealth of eastern Indonesia. Travelers also have the opportunity to Padar Island, an iconic location on the hill by gazing at the green panorama surrounded by the blue Flores Sea and Tosca. In addition, travelers can feel the local wisdom and meet the life of the indigenous Manggarai tribe in Melo Village.

Is there a desire for the exoticism of both destinations in the near future? Have a first plan to travel there, Batik Air (flight code ID) member of Lion Air Group effective September 7, 2018 opens a new route that connects East Java with West Manggarai Regency.

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Batik Air’s inaugural flight will start with ID6130 number, the plane takes off from Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, East Java (SUB) at 11:10 Western Indonesian Time and is expected to land at Komodo Airport, Labuan Bajo, NTT (LBJ) at 13.40 Middle Indonesian Time.

For the opposite route, Batik Air uses ID6131 which has a scheduled departure time at 14.25 Middle Indonesian Time from Labuan Bajo and will arrive in Surabaya at 2:55 p.m current time. The flight will be operated with the latest Airbus A320-200 fleet with a capacity of 12 business class seats and 144 economy classes that are regularly served on a one-time return trip (PP) every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Batik Air, Capt. Achmad Luthfiemeng said, “The launch of this new network is a continuation of my promise as CEO of Batik Air during the inaugural Batik Air flight from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang Banten to Labuan Bajo. The main goal is to link popular destination and strengthen Batik Air services that currently exist. Batik Air is proud to introduce a new domestic route that serves direct flights with the best schedule choice between Surabaya and Labuan Bajo. for that, we would like to thank all parties for helping smooth and succeed the route. “

Batik Air’s commitment is to provide the best service and add customer convenience while on a flight (in-flight services) in an effort to further improve the flight experience for customers in premium services in the concept of pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight.

Further Capt. Luthfie, “Guests, tourists and travelers now have a new alternative to travel to Labuan Bajo through Surabaya. Other advantages, the latest route from Batik Air completes Surabaya flights to Labuan Bajo that Wings Air has scheduled to schedule every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The plane departed from Juanda International Airport numbered IW1908 at 08.30 Western Indonesian Time and arrived at Komodo Airport at 11:35 Mid Indonesian Time. For the opposite route on the same day, flight number IW1809 took off from Labuan Bajo at 12.45 Middle Indonesian Time and landed in Surabaya at 13.50 Western Indonesian Time. “

Travelers in Surabaya and around and from other cities that have plans to explore more broadly to NTT are easier and more varied. From Labuan Bajo can fly to Denpasar, Ende, Kupang, Bajawa and other destinations.

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Another advantage of Batik Air’s flight through Surabaya is that it can facilitate the connectivity of the West Manggarai community and its surroundings to other cities. Lion Air Group at Juanda International Airport which currently has more than 21 destination cities, including Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Pontianak, Sampit, Palangkaraya, Tarakan, Kendari, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Bandar Lampung, Sumenep, Banyuwangi, Jember, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Solo ,Bandung, Denpasar, Lombok, Kupang, Makassar, Palu, Manado, Sorong, Ambon and Kuala Lumpur.

Capt. Luthfie added, “This new route is one of the business development strategies to the central and eastern Indonesia in line with supporting the government program in bringing tourists to develop national tourism. besides, in order to answer the high demand of tourists and business people for access to air travel, one of them is from the millennial generation who are still looking for landmarks or characteristic of a place from a destination. we are optimistic, the opening of Surabaya services to Labuan Bajo is expected to be able to have a positive impact, especially can help increase the potential of business, trade, services and other sectors in both cities. “

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The Surabaya Central Statistics Agency (BPS) released foreign tourists visiting East Java through the entrance of Juanda in March 2018 to grow 34.71% compared to the number of foreign tourists visiting in February 2018, from 23,094 to 31,110 visits.

According to data from Angkasa Pura I Juanda International Airport Branch in Surabaya has served 20.13 million passenger movements. This figure increased by 3.29% compared to 2016 which reached 19.48 million passengers.
Air batik flies to more than 40 domestic and international destinations (Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Kinabalu, Malaysia; Chennai, India; Perth, Australia) with a frequency of more than 350 flights per day.
Batik Air’s operations are supported by 41 Airbus A320-200CEO (12 business classes and 144 economy classes), six Boeing 737-900ER (12 business classes and 168 economy classes) and eight Boeing 737-800NG (12 business classes and 150 economy classes).

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