Lion Air Group opens new Indonesia and international routes

Lion Air and Batik Air, incorporated under the country's biggest low-cost carrier Lion Air Group, have opened new domestic and international routes this month.

Company spokesman Andy M. Saladin said in a statement on Tuesday that Lion Air had opened new daily domestic routes from Pontianak's Supadio International Airport, connecting the West Kalimantan capital to Makassar, Kualanamu and Semarang.

The airline has also opened a new route from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, with services connecting the Indonesian capital to Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Central Java.

"Again we provided new access options to our customers, which of course we did as a form of commitment to serving flights at affordable costs and reaching destinations that were needed by the people of Pontianak, Makassar, Kualanamu, Semarang, Jakarta, and surrounding areas," Andy said in the statement, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Lion Air has also added new international routes, he added, with flights connecting Batam with Changsha in China. This month, flights from Batam to Changsha will operate on July 12, 19 and 26, with reverse routes flying on July 13, 20 and 27.