Batik Air becomes the latest airline to add the Airbus A320neo to its fleet, with the first one delivered on earlier this week.
The aircraft was delivered to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta and was welcomed as you can see.
Batik Air is the “Full-Service” carrier within the Lion Group (owners of Lion Air). As such, the aircraft is configured in a two-class configuration, with 156 seats – split across 12 Busines Class and 144 Economy Class seats).
The A320neo will be deployed on regional services to allow for capacity increases over its exisitng fleet. The aircraft is the 46th Airbus aircraft delivered to the airline.
Currently, Batik Air has 44 Airbus A320ceo, One Airbus A330-300 and a single A320neo that has been delivered in the Airbus arm of its fleet. The airline also operates Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-900ER aircraft – althougth these are due to be dispersed to other parts of the Lion Air Group as futher A320 deliveries take place.
A lot more A320neo aircraft due in the future…
As Batik Air turns to the Airbus narrow-body family, it has a lot of aircrarft on the order books – with 13 A320ceo, 112 A320neo and 65 A321neo aircraft on order at the momement. That’s in addition to two A330-300 aircraft.
That’s a lot of aircraft to grow out a network with. With the airline using them for regional growth, it will be intresting how they’re deployed.
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