One of Indonesia airline company, Lion Air will operate a direct flight Jakarta-Jeddah-Jakarta (non-stop), starting 28 June 2009. Flight to Jeddah using Boeing 747-400 aircraft with the registration PK and PK-LHF-LHG.
"Regular flight Jakarta-Jeddah is expected to increase Lion Air's international market share because there is a market opportunity big enough in the Middle East region, both from the business and Umroh travel," said Director General Edward Sirait, Wednesday (29/4/2009) in Jakarta.
Flight to Jeddah will be operated every day, departing at 12:30 WIB from Jakarta, and arrive in Jeddah at 18:00 (Jeddah time). Then, fly from Jeddah at 20:00 Jeddah (Jeddah time), and arrived in Jakarta at 09.30 WIB. This flight service on certain time will served four times a week according to the conditions and needs of the market.
Lion Air as the only national airlines that currently serve the schedule route flight is to provide flight as optimal possible, to achieve customer satisfaction, comfort and security of the flight (flight safety). Therefore, this flight provides two aircraft or aircraft available reserves in order to maintain the reliability of flight, especially the accuracy of the flight time.