Batik Air

Last updated: April 30, 2013
Batik Air plane and stewardess

A new full-service airline, from Lion Air.

Today (3 May 2013), a new full-service airline will take to Indonesia’s skies:

Batik Air logo #2

Lion Air is reaching out to passengers who perhaps like a little more comfort than Lion’s current economy class offering, but baulk at the much higher cost of Lion’s business class service.

Is it worth paying a little extra to fly Batik Air? Here is a comparison of each airline’s economy and business classes:

Lion Air logo
Economy Class
Batik Air logo #2
Economy Class
Lion Air logo
Business Class
Batik Air logo #2
Business Class
Food No food or drink Meal service included Meal service included Meal service included
Legroom
(inches)
29 32 38 45
Baggage
Allowance
20 kg 20 kg 30 kg 30 kg
Airline
Lounge
No No Yes Yes
Sample
Fare
Rp1 110 000
($US120)
Rp1 280 000
($US140)
Rp3 090 000
($US355)
Rp4 415 000
($US475)

Batik Air also offers the following services in both economy/business classes:
Batik Air in-flight entertainment, personal TV screens

  • personal TV screens with in-flight entertainment
  • leather seats
  • in-flight wi-fi and mobile phone signal (subject to regulatory approval)

Batik Air hostesses, stewardessesIt is unconfirmed how Batik Air’s stewardesses (right) will stack up against the competition.

Initially, Batik Air will fly between Jakarta and the following cities: Ambon, Balikpapan, Manado, Pekanbaru. More domestic routes will be opened shortly, and perhaps some international routes too; these are still to be be confirmed, but are rumoured to include Kupang to Darwin and Denpasar to Adelaide.

Whatever their business plan, it is hoped that Batik Air performs better than the last full-service domestic airline to commence operations in Indonesia – Pacific Royale – which remains grounded indefinitely.

Would you like to try Batik Air? Please fill in an enquiry form.



2 Comments on Batik Air

  1. avatar Joel Amos Says:
    June 11th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    If i want to change the date after booking the penalty fee would be how much?

  2. avatar Chris Says:
    June 11th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    If it’s the same as Lion Air (it probably is), the penalty for date changes > 48 hours before departure is Rp75 000 plus any difference in fare between the old ticket price and the new ticket price.

    You would need to visit a Lion Air office in person – it cannot be done online – and bring photo ID, the tickets, proof of payment and money.

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