Batik Air Malaysia will be the new rebranded name for Malindo Air
Malindo Airlines (OD, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) is set to have a new name as Batik Air Malaysia as parent firm,
Lion Airlines seeks to more closely align its respective subsidiaries which include Batik Airlines (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta)
and Wings Air (Indonesia) (IW, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta).
Batik Air Malaysia (OD, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) would primarily focus on international routes with it's Indonesian sibling
Batik Airways providing it with regional feeder traffic. Together, the two airlines would not only enjoy enhanced economies of scale,
but also lower unit costs.
A joint-venture between Malaysian Aerospace and Defence Industries and Lion Airlines Group, Malindo Airways operates a fleet of eleven ATR72-600s, ten B737-800s, and seven B737-900(ER)s on flights throughout Malaysia as well as to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Australia, and China.
The Ministry of Transportation also mentioned that quite a few foreign investors are interested in Indonesia's lucrative travel industry. Most f the airline investors come from Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe and Malaysia. So far none of these foreign airline investors have submitted an application to the Ministry of Transportation. But overall the aviation industry looks good for both Indonesia and Malaysia.
News: Batik Airline will have a fleet of 6 Boeing 737-900ERs with seating capacity of 181 passengers, 12 seats will comprise of business class cabins.
Batik air's 2nd plane will arrive on the 5 of May and fly between Pekanbaru and Jakarta. A 3rd plane will arrive on the 9 of May. It is also rumored that new carrier from Indonesia has secured permits to travel to 21 international and 67 domestic destinations. The new carrier is aimed at middle class customers who can afford to spend more on premium travel. Lion Air is seen as catching a bus, where Batik Airways is seen as catching a cab (If you can afford it).
Hightlights:Batik Air BookingBatik air Malaysia to be Malindo Air's new name* Batik Air and Malindo issues bonds * Jakarta-Surakarta service on 31-May-2013 * Launch daily Jakarta-Jayapura service * Increase Jakarta-Ambon frequency * Launch Jakarta-Denpasar and Jakarta-Yogyakarta services * Batik Air to receive an additional three Boeing 737-900ER aircraft in 2013 * Batik Air launches services to Pekanbaru and Ambon * Batik Air aiming for 90% on-time performance in 2013 *Batik Airlines launches twice daily Jakarta-Manado service * Two additional services from Jakarta * Lion Airlines launches full service subsidiary Batik Air on 25-Apr-2013 * Batik Airlines postpones the launch of operations * Batik Air accepts delivery of first Boeing 737-900ER