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Lion Air has Connected East Java to North Maluku. The Only Direct Flight from SURABAYA – TERNATE – SURABAYA.

Nov 25, 2020, 20:25 PM by Lion Air Public Relations



T E R N A T E – November 23, 2020. Lion Air (JT flight code) member of Lion Air Group today (23/ 11) began serving non-stop flights from Surabaya via Juanda International Airport in Sidoarjo, East Java destination North Maluku, with the aim of Sultan Babullah Airport in Ternate (TTE). Thus, it places Lion Air as the only airline currently serving round trip (PP) in both cities.

Symbolically, the inaugural flight was carried out with flowers to the pilot by the Executive General Manager of Angkasa Pura I Juanda International Airport Branch, MMA. Indah Preastuty and flower arrangements to the first passenger representative by Lion Air Group East Java Area Manager, Dyfi Suciyati, and Lion Air Group Surabaya Station Manager, Khalid Widodo.

Lion Air flight JT-894 took off from Juanda International Airport at 08.50 WIB (West Indonesia Time, GMT+ 07) and landed smoothly at Sultan Babullah Airport at 13.15 WIT (East Indonesia Time, GMT+ 09). The inaugural flight was implemented by watering the curved fuselage (water salute).

The flight crew and Lion Air management representatives had the opportunity to get to know one of the entrances of North Maluku (airport tour). Departure from Ternate carried out by handing over miniature aircraft to The Daily Duties of Sultan Babullah Airport Chief, Syahril Robert from Lion Air Group North Maluku Area Manager, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Irwan.

Flower arrangements to Capt. Prahandiko Indriatmono from The Daily Duties of Sultan Babullah Airport Chief, Syahril Robert and copilot Rezha Eka Putra from Sultan Babullah Airport Deputy Head, Leli. Besides, the peculiar fabrics to 2 (two) representatives of passengers and cabin crew: Mega Restanti, Reza Hervina, Eri Wijaya Kusuma, Evi Rahmadani, Sheryl Endah Kumala from Lion Air Group Ternate Station Manager, Ernawati Hasan.

Lion Air number JT-895 took off from Sultan Babullah Airport at 14.00 WIT and landed at Juanda International Airport at 14.45 WIB.

All Lion Air flights are operated according to factors that meet safety, safety first, and as well as health protocol guidelines.

Lion Air would like to thank you for the kind cooperation and coordination of local governments, regulators, airport managers, air traffic controllers, all Lion Air employees, and related parties. So, the synergy of Lion Air's operating plan can run smoothly along with providing the best service.

Free In-Flight Entertainment

Air travel from Surabaya - Ternate, and Ternate - Surabaya is approximately 3 hours non-stop (time in Ternate is 2 hours faster than Surabaya). To provide a flying experience for every passenger, Lion Air operates one of the next generation fleets - the Boeing 737-800NG (single-aisle 3-3 seat layout, the capacity of 189 economy class). The aircraft has equipped with inflight entertainment. All passengers can enjoy it "free of charge" without having to spend extra.

An easy way to access Lion Air Entertainment, first, change the phone's settings to airplane mode or airplane mode. Secondly, change the Wi-Fi connection on the phone and select "Lion Entertainment" in Lion Air. After success, you can enjoy the inflight entertainment of Lion Air Group.

All passengers can enjoy it for "free" without having to spend additional fees (extra). This entertainment has connected via wireless inflight Entertainment (W-IFE) from AirFi (PT Dua Surya Dinamika) accessed from all smartphones, tablets, laptops with the operating system software that manages resources such as iOS, Android, Windows, BBM, Linux, and others.

Passengers will be pampered through available content such as various movies, playing games, reading magazines, and much more. For this period, the most interesting thing was watching films for free from genres such as Indonesia, Hollywood, and Korean films.

Passengers can enjoy entertainment comfortably and securely through in-flight entertainment that can be accessed through their gadgets. It was an attempt by Lion Air to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Wider Flight Connectivity

Route Surabaya - Ternate - Surabaya provides more value, namely direct flying and connecting flight options, adding connectivity (interconnected) Ternate and Surabaya and other areas become relatively short.

Passengers from East Java fly from Juanda International Airport, upon arrival in Ternate can continue the flight to Manado, Tobelo, Galela, Morotai, Buli, Labuha, and other cities.

Ternate is the 24th domestic destination served from Juanda International Airport, after Ambon, Balikpapan, Tanjung Karang-Lampung, Banjarmasin, Batam, Bali, Jakarta—Soekarno-Hatta, Kendari, Kupang, Makassar, Manado, Lombok, Medan Kualanamu, Padang, Palangkaraya, Palembang, Palu, Pangkalpinang, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Samarinda, Semarang, Tarakan.

Ternate to Surabaya, making it the third city that has been served by Lion Air after Ternate - Jakarta through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang and Ternate to Makassar through Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Maros, South Sulawesi (UPG).

The availability of the right flight schedule from Lion Air Group will provide an opportunity for passengers from Juanda to continue their journey to destinations Banyuwangi, Jember, Denpasar, Lombok, Sumbawa, Bima, Labuan Bajo, Ende, Waingapu, Tambolaka, Kupang, Alor, Semarang, Solo, Yogyakarta Adisutjipto, Bandung, Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang and Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport), Tanjung Karang-Lampung, Palembang, Bengkulu, Pekanbaru, Batam, Tanjung Pinang, Padang , Medan Banda Aceh, Pontianak, Ketapang, Palangkaraya, Sampit, Pangkalan Bun, Samarinda, Berau, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Kotabaru, Tarakan, Makassar, Mamuju, Palu, Kendari, Wangi-Wangi, Morowali, Gorontalo, Luwuk, Manado, Sorong, Manokwari, Jayapura, Timika, Ambon, Merauke and other popular cities.

The availability of these flight schedules is Lion Air's main focus in answering the demand of inter-coordinated passengers in the domestic segment, efforts to increase the trend of air travel demand, and restore public confidence that flying is safe. The latest route Surabaya - Ternate - Surabaya is part of the development of the Lion Air market in Indonesia, in line to help accelerate the recovery of the regional and national economy.

The opening of the route to Surabaya – Ternate – Surabaya is the seriousness of Lion Air in accommodates the needs of aviation services and supports government programs in promo tingling tourism and equalization of new economic growth centers in Indonesia.

This new route is a continuation of Lion Air's business development domestic area. Previously, Lion Air re-operated the flight route from Balikpapan to Bandung, West Java via Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO) from Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Makassar, and Denpasar and Balikpapan – Berau – Balikpapan. In the future, Lion Air will continue to open other routes gradually.

Well Maintained Air System

The entire fleet has equipped with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters or strong particle filtration. HEPA filters work effectively with a rate of 99.9+% eliminated particles such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi before the air is re-distributed (circulation) to the cabin.

The improvement of the aircraft cleaning activities of Lion Air Group periodically with the Aircraft Exterior and Interior Cleaning (AEIC) method is run at the maintenance center of Batam Aero Technic (BAT) and in various base stations where the Lion Air aircraft has located.

This matter is Lion Air's seriousness to ensuring the health and safety of passengers, flight crew, technicians, ground handling officers, and other related employees in carrying out flight operations that prioritize safety as well as efforts to prevent the spreading of Covid-19.


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