|Founded||1 March 2013|
|Commenced operations||3 May 2013|
|Frequent-flyer program||Batik Frequent Flyer|
|Company slogan||Journey Begins|
|Parent company||Lion Air Group|
|Key people||Captain Achmad Luthfie (CEO)|
Lion Air, the parent company of Batik Air, created Batik Air as a full-service airline which began operations in May 2013 using 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 Blackist at that time.
The Batik Air fleet consists of the following aircraft as of June 2019:
|Airbus A320-200||44||—||12||144||156||Replacing the Boeing 737|
|Boeing 737-800||8||—||12||150||162||To be transferred to other Lion Group's Airlines|
To be replaced by Airbus A320 series.
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.
Incidents and accidentsEdit
- On 6 November 2015, Batik Air Flight 6380, a Boeing 737-9GP(ER) PK-LBO, overran the runway on landing by 100 meters at Yogyakarta Airport which caused the nose gear to collapse. 16 injuries were reported.
- On 4 April 2016, Batik Air Flight 7703, operated by a Boeing 737-8GP(WL) with registration PK-LBS, collided with an ATR-42-600 aircraft on takeoff from runway 24 at Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport (HLP), Indonesia. The ATR-42-600, operated by TransNusa and registered PK-TNJ, was being towed. No casualties were reported.
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