The country’s largest private low-cost carrier, the Lion Air Group, has opened a new charter route from the East Java capital of Surabaya to Haikou, the capital of the Chinese island province of Hainan.
Flying once a week, the fleet’s Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft will serve the new route, accommodating up to 215 passengers starting Friday.
“We are very proud to be able to expand our international connectivity by opening a charter flight to China from Indonesia’s second biggest city, Surabaya. The new route will increase our service to customers and provide more options for those traveling from China to Indonesia,” said Lion Air Group CEO Edward Sirai in a statement, as quoted by tempo.co on Monday.
The Lion Air logo is seen on the wingtip of a Boeing 737-900 headed to Singapore’s Changi International Airport in this May 19, 2016 file photograph. (Shutterstock.com/Aumphotography)
In collaboration with Hainan United Airlines Travel Group Co., the JT 2661 flight will depart on Fridays at 5:40 p.m. local time from Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport and arrive at 11:45 p.m. at Haikou Meilan International Airport. The Indonesia-bound flight JT 2660 will fly Saturdays at 12:55 a.m. from Haikou and land in Surabaya at 5 a.m.