Batik Air, a member of Lion Air Group adds new international routes, starting January 31, 2023, flying direct (without transit) from Jogjakarta via Yogyakarta International Airport in Kulonprogo (YIA) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia (KUL).
Batik Air’s Jogja – Kuala Lumpur international scheduled flights, can provide benefits for every guest (business and leisure travelers) with a wider choice of flight networks. Travelers now have the opportunity to continue their flight (connecting flights ) through KLIA connected via the Lion Air Group network, namely Batik Air (OD flight code), Batik Air Indonesia (ID flight code) and Thai Lion Air (SL flight code) to various destinations including Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Langkawi (LGK), Penang (PEN), Kota Kinabalu (BKI), Melaka (MKZ), Kuching (KCH), Labuan (LBU), Johor Bahru (JHB), Sandakan (SDK).
Other southeast Asian destinations are also included such as Singapore (SIN), Phom Penh, (PNH), Yangon (RGN), Hanoi (HAN), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Da Nang (DAD), Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) and Phuket (HKT).
The routes also expand further to Mumbai (BOM), Cochin (COK); Bangaluru (BLR); Delhi (DEL); Hyderabad (HYD), Amritsar (ATQ), Tiruchirappalli (TRZ), Lahore (LHR), Dhaka (DAC), Kathmandu (KTM), Taipei–Taoyuan (TPE), Tokyo Narita (NRT), Sapporo (CTS), Osaka (KIX), Hong Kong (HKG), Brisbane (BNE), Melbourne (MEL), Perth (PER), and even Sydney (SYD).
The Kuala Lumpur – Jogja route was popularized as one of the strategic steps in supporting the campaign to bring foreign tourists to Indonesia in line with the Gerakan Bangga Berwisata di Indonesia (BBWI) program.
On the same occasion, it can facilitate the implementation of the ATF TRAVEX (Travel Exchange) agenda at the Jogja Expo Center 2-5 February 2023 and Prambanan Temple as the location of the Opening Ceremony of the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2023, with the theme “ASEAN: A Journey to Wonderful Destinations”.
Upon arrival in Jogja, foreign tourists can explore various tourist destinations such as Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Malioboro, creative economy products and others. After completing the tour in this special city, tourists can continue to explore Indonesia with the Lion Air Group network at Yogyakarta Kulonprogo International Airport (YIA) and Adisutjipto Airport (JOG), with more than 50 favourite domestic Indonesian destinations.
Batik Air’s first international flight from YIA will support the development of regional and state potential for the productivity of businesses, travellers and logistics distribution of various countries connected from Indonesia.
The main goal is to strengthen the competitiveness of global trade, business, and tourism potential faster and more precisely.
It will also contribute as one of the efforts to accelerate regional economic recovery (for both countries) in the Southeast Asian region in an effort to help drive superior commodities.
This will directly strengthen bilateral and multilateral relations between countries.
Batik Air will operate the Boeing 737-800NG aircraft (12 business class and 150 economy class) in accommodating Jogja flights to Kuala Lumpur.
This fleet is a modern and new generation shipped from aircraft manufacturers. Each guest receives in-flight meals; free baggage allowance of 20kg for economy class and 30kg for business class; equipped with free in-flight entertainment on demand as well as entertainment that can be accessed from mobile and tablet devices supported by Tripper.
By downloading the Tripper app guests can watch movies, play games, read digital magazines and much more.
In an effort to ensure that flying is healthy, the entire fleet is equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters or strong particle filtration. HEPA filters help keep the air in the cabin clean and filter out more than 99.9% of viruses, germs, insects and bacteria. The air in the aircraft cabin is updated every 2-3 minutes, making it fresher. The air cycle from the lavatory and galley is directly flowed outside the aircraft.