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    Lion Air Group is Ready to Operate at West Java International Airport


    BANDUNG-Lion Air Group which houses several airlines in Indonesia such as Lion Air, Wings Air, Batik Air and Malindo Air operating in Malaysia and Thai Lion Air based in Thailand, today held a strategic partnership with PT Bandara Internasional Jawa Barat (BIJB). Establishment of such cooperation to serve air transportation services through the airport located in the area Kertajati, Majalengka regency, West Java.
    The cooperation of both parties is marked by the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Prama Grand Preanger Hotel, Asia Afrika Street, Bandung City, Thursday (26/10/2017). The signing was directly made by PT BIJB President Director Virda Dimas Ekaputra and Lion Air Group President Director Edward Sirait.
    "This is an excellent progress and development in terms of infrastructure development especially a Airport. This can certainly improve connectivity and expand access to several domestic destinations in other Indonesia and even international destinations, "said Edward Sirait.
    Edward added that Lion Air Group is ready to support the operation of several airlines under the auspices of West Java International Airport, because it is convinced will provide more convenience to the community in determining flight options with the Lion Air Group.
    While Virda said, that Lion Air Group will encompass the needs of air transport means flights to and from West Java.
    "Hopefully this cooperation with Lion Group which has many subsidiaries can provide air transportation services to the people of West Java in particular, and generally Indonesia," said Virda.
    The presence of MoU with the airline known as the low cost of this flight can certainly be a fresh breeze for BIJB. Moreover Lion Air which has 112 fleets currently has flown to 183 routes with service to all corners of Indonesia. As for Lion Air international routes serve to a number of countries such as, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and China.
    The number of routes will certainly continue to grow considering the aviation market in Indonesia that continues to grow so rapidly coupled with new services through BIJB.
    Virda realized, as a new airport that will operate in 2018, BIJB will continue to hold many airlines for both domestic and international flights.
    So far there are 14 flight routes that will serve the international airport. 10 routes include, domestic flights that will serve to several areas including Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Bali. As for the international namely Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
    As it is known that the total fleet of Lion Air Group operating in Indonesia currently amounts to 218 units divided into several types such as Boeing 737-800NG, Boeing 737-900ER, Airbus A320, Airbus A330, ATR 72-500 / 600, and the latest plane the latest is Boeing 737 MAX 8. The amount will continue to grow in accordance with the delivery is done in stages.

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