LION AIR began daily flights on its Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta route on June 29.
The budget airline is using its new Boeing 737-900ER that can seat 215 for the route. Starting rates are from as low as 139 ringgit (US$46) one-way, including airport tax and fuel surcharge.
Lion Air president Rusdi Kirana said the Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta route has strong potential and that the airline has high expectations of excellent loads.
“Lion Air may be operating as a low fare airline, but we are pleased to be flying from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s main terminal, which will be an added comfort for passengers, as aerobridge services allow for easier access,” he said.
“Fares are inclusive of 20kg of check-in baggage and up to 7kg of hand luggage. Seats are also assigned at the check-in counters or reserved through our Internet check in service.”
With 475 daily departures in Indonesia via 150 routes to 61 destinations, Rusdi said that its Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta route would conveniently connect passengers with any of its domestic flights in Indonesia.