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Connecting West Java to the Holy Land: Lion Air Reopens Umrah Flights from Kertajati

Apr 17, 2023, 11:23 AM by Lion Air Public Relations

Umrah flights from West Java through BIJB can be a good alternative for Umrah pilgrims who want to perform Umrah and can provide many benefits for the community and West Java as a whole.



M A J A L E N G K A -April 15, 2023. Lion Air (flight code JT) member of Lion Air Group announced that will resume serving Umrah flights from West Java through Kertajati International Airport in Majalengka (KJT) to Saudi Arabia through Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina (MED) effective April 15, 2023.


Lion Air carried 210 guests of Umrah pilgrims and 7 (seven) flight crew. The schedule, with flight number JT-068 from Kertajati at 13.05 WIB (GMT + 07) and is scheduled to land in Medina at 21.30 time zone Al Madinah Al Munawwarah Saudi Arabia (GMT + 03). Lion Air flight was released by Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (Menko PMK) Muhadjir Effendy, Director General of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transportation Maria Kristi Endah Murni, President Director of Angkasa Pura 2 Muhammad Awaluddin, President Director of PT Bandara Internasional Jawa Barat (BIJB) Muhammad Singgih, President Director of Lion Air Group, Capt. Daniel Putut Kuncoro Adi,  Acting President Director of Lion Air, Capt. Wamildan Tsani Panjaitan along with the management of Lion Air Group and other related stakeholders.


Umrah flights from Kertajati International Airport (BIJB) can support the demand for Umrah worship during Ramadan and after Ramadan. During Ramadan and after Ramadan, there is usually an increase in demand for Umrah flights. 


Lion Air umrah flights from Kertajati International Airport (BIJB) in Majalengka, West Java can provide many benefits for the community.  Ease of AccessUmrah pilgrims in West Java can easily access Kertajati Airport located in Majalengka. This makes it very easy for Umrah pilgrims living around West Java to travel to the Holy Land.


Reduce Travel Costs and TimeUmrah pilgrims from Majalengka, Cirebon, Kuningan, Indramayu and surrounding areas are increasingly practical, no longer need to travel far to other cities to be able to travel Umrah.


Developing Tourism and Local Economy. Lion Air umrah flights from BIJB, contribute to opening opportunities for tourism development and local economy in Majalengka and its surroundings. Another added value, opening up job opportunities for the surrounding community and increasing regional income. This can have a positive impact on infrastructure and economic development in the region. Umrah flights at West Java International Airport (BIJB) can be a stimulus for economic equality in West Java because of the various positive impacts generated.


Lion Air operates the Boeing 737-9, the newest aircraft issued by Boeing. Here are the added values for passengers (Umrah pilgrims) flying with Lion Air Boeing 737-9, including:


Wider and more comfortable cabin, so that passengers will feel more relieved and comfortable during the flight. Boeing 737-9 Lion Air is equipped with ergonomic seat design (spacious seat pitch, headrest available). This will make the flight time more enjoyable.


This aircraft is supported by a better air circulation system, so the air in the cabin will feel fresher and cleaner. More guaranteed security, because it is equipped with the latest security technology, so passengers feel safer during the flight.



Cisumdawu Toll Road: Streamlining Travel

Easy access via Cisumdawu Toll Road to Kertajati BIJB Airport makes flight travel easier, including Umrah flights, including:

  • Shorten Travel Time

    The journey from Bandung and surrounding areas to Kertajati BIJB is getting faster and easier. The Cisumdawu toll road connects the Cileunyi area in Bandung with Dawuan in Indramayu, so the journey that used to take more than 3 hours, can now be reached in about 1.5 hours.

  • Make it easy to get to the airport

    Passengers choose to use BIJB as an alternative to a closer and easier airport.

  • Facilitate Public Transportation

    Through the Cisumdawu Toll Road, public transportation such as buses and travel to Kertajati BIJB is also getting easier and faster in traveling for Umrah.

  • Reduce Transportation Costs

Transportation costs to Kertajati BIJB are increasingly affordable, because the time and distance traveled are getting shorter. This will help Umrah pilgrims to reduce their transportation costs, so that they can allocate funds for other Umrah needs.


Lion Air would like to thank you for the coordination, cooperation and support from regulators, airport managers, air traffic controllers, local governments and other related parties in facilitating and streamlining the flight process for every Umrah pilgrim.

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