Batik Air

Batik Air is an Indonesian scheduled airline which was founded in 2012 and made its maiden flight on 3 May 2013 from Jakarta to Manado and Yogyakarta.[1][2]

Batik Air
Batik Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded10 June 2012; 8 years ago (2012-06-10)[1]
Commenced operations3 May 2013
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programBatik Frequent Flyer
Fleet size64
Parent companyLion Air Group
HeadquartersJakarta, Indonesia
Key peopleCaptain Achmad Luthfie (CEO)


Lion Air, the parent company, established Batik Air as a full-service airline which began operations in May 2013 using a Boeing 737-900ERs leased from Lion Air. Batik Air's 737-900ERs were fitted with two-class seating, replacing Lion Air's two-class 737-900ER service. Batik Air provides a personal television (in-flight entertainment system) in every seat, light snacks and free meals, seat pitches of 32 inches (81 cm) for economy class and 45 inches (114 cm) for business class, and a free baggage allowance of 20 kg (44 lb) for economy class and 30 kg (66 lb) for business class. In mid-2012, Lion Air signed a commitment with Boeing for five 787 Dreamliners for Batik Air, intending to have them delivered by 2015. Lion Air later cancelled this deal and temporarily shelved its plans for the long-haul expansion of Batik Air in 2014 due to its EU Blacklist at that time.[1][3][4][5]


As of September 2019, Batik Air operates more than 45 domestic and international routes, with a frequency of over 350 flights daily. International destinations, including Singapore, Bangkok, Chennai, and Perth, as well as Guilin, Nanning, Kunming and Shenzhen in China.[6]

Codeshare agreementsEdit

Batik air codeshares with the following airlines:


The Batik Air fleet consists of the following aircraft as of July 2020:[7][8]

Batik Air fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 44 13 12 144 156
Airbus A320neo 1 112 12 144 156[9]
Airbus A321neo 65 TBA
Boeing 737-800 13 7 12 150 162 7 additional aircraft will be transferred from Malindo Air in March - April 2020[10]
Boeing 737-900ER 6 12 168 180
Boeing 787-9 10 TBA Ordered in 2019, replacing Boeing 737-900ER
Total 64 207

Fleet developmentEdit

In 2013, Lion Group placed an order for 234 A320 jets with Airbus. All of the orders will be allocated to subsidiaries including Batik Air.

In 2019, Lion Group placed an order for 10 Boeing 787 aircraft from Boeing, which will be allocated to Batik Air.

Incidents and accidentsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Govindasamy, Siva (9 June 2012). "IATA: Lion's Batik Air to up the competition in Southeast Asia". Flightglobal. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Bos Lion akan Manjakan Penumpang Batik Air Bebas Telepon & Internetan". April 25, 2013.
  3. ^ Cengkareng, Banten (10 April 2013). "Lion's full service Batik Air to launch maiden flights". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  4. ^ Walker, Karen (8 June 2012). "Lion Air signs Dreamliner commitment for premium carrier". Air Transport World. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  5. ^ Govindasami, Siva (27 January 2014). "Lion Air to cancel order for five Boeing 787s". Reuters. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Batik Air now connects Shenzhen and Batam". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 16.
  8. ^ "Batik Air fleet". Retrieved 19 January 2018.
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  11. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-8GP (WL) PK-LBS Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP)". aviation-safety. Retrieved 4 April 2016.

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