28 May 2012

Lion Air Announces Batik Air

Frequent Castle & Cooke Aviation client, Lion Air, announced today that they will spin-off ten of their 12 737-8GPs for a new full-service airline, Batik Air, that will compete against rival Garuda Indonesia. The new airline is pegged to launch in March 2013.

Currently, Lion Air is in the process of receiving the bulk of their 737-8GP order, which were pushed ahead of the rest of their 737-9GPER order. PK-LJS, seen above, is Lionʻs most recent 737-8GP to be delivered.

More information in this Jakarta Post article.

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