Thursday, January 20, 2011

BATAVIA air maiden flight Jakarta to MERAUKE


Batavia Air has launch a maiden flights from Jakarta to Merauke via Makassar and Jayapura (return), on Sunday (01/16/2011), with Boeing 737-300 aircraft numbered Y6-837 flight.

The aircraft departed from Jakarta at 22:45 pm (Western Indonesia Standard Time) and landed at Mopah Airport in Merauke at 08:55 (Easter Indonesia Standard Time) after a transit in Makassar and Jayapura. While flights from Merauke to Jakarta, leaving at 9:30 (Eastern Indonesia Standard Time) and arrive in Jakarta at 15.30 pm (Western Indonesia Standard Time). Flight routes from Jakarta to Merauke (return) will be operated every day.

"We see great development in eastern Indonesia in the field of economy. With supported by adequate transportation, we hope this development will continue to affect progress in other sectors. With the entry into Merauke, Batavia Air have connecting ranging from Sabang (Banda Aceh) to Merauke, "said President of Batavia Air Yudiawan Tansari.

Maiden flight to Merauke led by Batavia Air Operations Director Capt. Noer Effendi by bringing a group from Batavia Air. The delegation was greeted by government officials in the Merauke district.

Batavia Air currently operates more than 170 flights per day and serving 41 destinations in Indonesia and 6 international destinations, namely Jeddah and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Guangzhou (China), Kuching (Malaysia), Singapore, and the latest Dili (Timor - Leste). Batavia Air has a fleet of 37 aircraft consisting of Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-400, Airbus A-319, Airbus A-320, and Airbus A330.