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Batik ready to launch flights Down Under

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Batik ready to launch flights Down Under

Batik becomes the second member of the Lion Air Group to service Australian destinations. It joins Malaysian joint venture Malindo Air, which provides services between Perth and Kuala Lumpur.

Indonesia’s Batik Air has been given approval to start services between Bali and Australia, adding to already keen competition on the route.

Batik becomes the second member of the Lion Air Group to service Australian destinations. It joins Malaysian joint venture Malindo Air, which provides services between Perth and Kuala Lumpur.

Batik is expected start services between Bali and Perth in the next few weeks, subject to finalising administrative details. Jetstar, Tigerair, AirAsia and Garuda Indonesia currently fly the Perth-Denpasar route.

Batik Air hopes to service other Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne but will first concentrate on its Perth to Denpasar route.

The airline recently passed the International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit, an international programme designed to examine and assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.

Batik Air operates its planes in a two-class configuration, flying to 28 Indonesian destinations and Singapore. It is adding four Airbus A320s to its 37-plane fleet.

Flights to the Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou are planned to launch in February.

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