Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lion Air focus to Perth and Sydney, Australia

Although not included in the removal of the embargo, PT Lion Mentari Airlines (Lion Air) are not bothered by the possibility is not given the green light to fly over Europe. The owner of Lion Air, Rusdi Kirana said, Lion Air was precisely in the middle of the focus to be able to fly to Perth and Sydney, Australia in the near future.

“We have no problem does not pass the presentation in front of the EU commission. Yet all this time we are also not interested to fly there yet," said Lion Air General Director Edward Sirait, in Jakarta.

Lion Air is preparing the licensing procedures to be able to fly to Australia, including preparing the necessary documents when later the Australian aviation authorities, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), will visit Jakarta to conduct an audit on performance of this airlines that choose the type of service no frills.

"Our plan will fly to Australia from Denpasar, Bali, which is attractive to tourists from there. We hope the end of this year could be realized, but it all depends on the other side," he said.

On June 30, 2010, Lion Air had received two Boeing 737-900 ER which flown directly from the manufacturer in Seattle, the United States with registration number PK-LOW and PK-LGW. So far,  Lion Air already operates 36 Boeing 737-900 ER of 178 similar aircraft which has ordered. Until the end of this year, Lion Air is targeting 43 units can operate the aircraft type was.