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Batik Air fly directly from Jakarta to Samarinda

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 12/10/2018 - 01:00
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(left - right) Operations Director of Batik Air, Capt. I Putu Wijaya; Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base was represented by Puguh PNB Lieutenant Colonel; Executive General Manager of Angkasa Pura II Halim Perdanakusuma, Marsma PNB PIP Darmanto; AirNav Indonesia General Manager Halim Perdanakusuma, Hengky Poluan.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Have you set a popular holiday destination for the end of the year? As a reference, Samarinda can be part of the itinerary. This city is the provincial capital and one of the gateways to East Kalimantan which offers a variety of tourist attractions. For hobbyists of local wisdom it is recommended to visit Jalan Bung Tomo Samarinda Seberang, a traditional sarong making area. The majority of villages in the area are Samarinda sarong craftsmen.

Don't miss the East Kalimantan Center, the shopping center for souvenirs from East Kalimantan that sells superior products, there are a variety of Amplang Samarinda specialties, Lempok Durian, fish crackers, as well as variations in rattan, beads, wood carvings, Kalimantan t-shirts, batik to weaving Borneo and others.

While tourists who like culture and history, Pampang Cultural Tourism Village as the right area to get to know the East Kalimantan tribe, because this is where there is a Dayak tribal cultural park. Travelers can capture moments of institutional spots set in traditional Lamin houses or dissolve during the Pelas Year Pampang ceremony, the attraction of the Dayak Kenyah people as a form of gratitude to God for agricultural products.

From a variety of interesting destinations and business potential in Samarinda, finally adding to the row of favorite cities, especially in Kalimantan, which can be immediately visited. The dream of businessmen and tourists to explore the corridors of Borneo Island more broadly has been realized. Batik Air (flight code ID) member of Lion Air Group starting today 5 December 2018 introduces the new Samarinda destination.

The inaugural flight was inaugurated with flowers to guests and ribbon cutting by Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Puguh PNB Lieutenant Colonel; Executive General Manager of Angkasa Pura II Halim Perdanakusuma, Marsma PNB PIP Darmanto; AirNav Indonesia General Manager Halim Perdanakusuma, Hengky Poluan and Operations Director of Batik Air, Capt. I Putu Wijaya.

Batik Air's first service starts from Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Jakarta (HLP), using ID-7281 number. The aircraft took off at 07.00 WIB and was scheduled to arrive at 10:00 WITA at Aji Pangeran Tumenggung Airport (APT) Pranoto, Samarinda, East Kalimantan (SRI). This flight brings 123 guests.

While the flight returns, Batik Air has a departure time from Samarinda at 10.40 WITA numbered ID-7280 and has arrived at 11.40 WITA in Jakarta, carrying 141 guests. This network is regularly serviced to go home (PP) once a day. Flights to Samarinda are operated with the latest fleet of Airbus A320-200 with a capacity of 12 business class seats and 144 economic classes equipped with inflight entertainment (audio video on demand) on each seat.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Batik Air, Capt. Achmad Luthfie revealed, "On behalf of Batik Air, we are very proud to launch a new route to Samarinda in Kalimantan. We express our high appreciation and thank you to the regulator, PT Angkasa Pura II, AirNav Indonesia, the manager of APT Pranoto Airport, all crew, employees and all parties in facilitating the success of inauguration from the country's capital, Jakarta to the capital city of East Kalimantan. In accommodating as needed in the premium class, we provide the best service and add guest comfort while in flight (in-flight services) by efforts to strengthen the flying experience in premium services class with the concept of pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight. "

Further according to Capt. Luthfie, that "Jakarta through Halim Perdanakusuma is the third city connected with Samarinda after Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang and Makassar. The market expansion of the city was carried out since last November, which was motivated by high public demand for air travel as well as the trend of tourist travel. So that Batik Air places Halim Perdanakusuma as a new choice for Samarinda residents to Jakarta and its surroundings. Likewise, business people and tourists from the Metropolitan are getting easier to reach the Tepian City. "

"The opening of a new route from Jakarta to Samarinda is also a strategic step and part of the commitment of Batik Air in expanding its convenient connectivity, so that the best mobility for tourists and businesses is formed. The sincerity of Batik Air is expected to be able to develop increased inter-island trade and tourism traffic through the ease of access to air transportation modes along government programs. We are optimistic that airlines can help in realizing the economy in each city for the better," concluded Capt. Luthfie.

For information, Batik Air has flown to more than 42 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 A320-200 CEOs (12 business classes and 144 economic classes), six Boeing 737-900ERs (12 business classes and 168 economic classes) and eight Boeing 737-800NG (12 business classes and 150 economy classes).

Lion Air Group Flight Information in Samarinda

No.

 Wings Air Route

Flight Frequency

1

Samarinda – Berau

1 time per day

 

 Batik Air Route

 

2

Samarinda – Makassar

1 time per day

3

Samarinda – Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma *)

1 time per day

4

Samarinda – Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang **)

2 times per day

 

Batik Air Flight Information in Halim Perdanakusuma (HLP)

No.

Wings Air Route

Flight Frequency

1

Jakarta – Surabaya

7 times per day

2

Jakarta – Yogyakarta

7 times per day

3

Jakarta – Semarang

3 times per day

4

Jakarta – Malang

2 times per day

5

Jakarta – Solo

1 time per day

6

Jakarta – Denpasar

1 time per day

7

Jakarta – Medan Kualanamu

3 times per day

8

Jakarta – Padang

2 times per day

9

Jakarta – Pekanbaru

2 times per day

10

Jakarta – Batam

1 time per day

11

Jakarta – Palembang

3 times per day

12

Jakarta – Bengkulu

1 time per day

13

Jakarta – Tanjung Karang, Lampung

1 time per day

14

Jakarta – Balikpapan

2 times per day

15

Jakarta – Samarinda *)

1 time per day

16

Jakarta – Makassar

2 times per day

17

Jakarta – Ambon

1 time per day

*) start operation 5 December 2018

**) 1 additional flight frequency starting December 7, 2018 

 

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Theodore Koumelis

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Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.