Batik Air: Two New Services & Resumptions

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On March 30, Batik Air announced that they will be serving two new destinations as well as resuming a multitude of international services.

This article will cover the details surrounding the carrier’s newest destination additions and their resumptions of important international services.

Batik Air Heading to the Maldives & South Korea


Photo Credit: Md Shaifuzzaman Ayon/AviationSource

Starting things off, the carrier will be soon inaugurating two new international destinations as part of its Batik Air Malaysia arm.

The first of the two new destinations is Male in the Maldives. Commencing from June 23, 2023, there will be three direct flights per week from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, with an additional seven flights per week which will be operated non-direct via Colombo in Sri Lanka.

The second new destination for Batik Air Malaysia comes as Seoul Incheon in South Korea. Also commencing from June 23, 2023, however, the difference is that the Seoul Incheon flight will be operated directly on a daily basis.

Both of these new services will be operated by Batik Air Malaysia’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, of which currently the carrier operates 16 of the type, however, being part of the Lion Air Group means that it’s fairly certain that the carriers MAX fleet will steadily grow over the coming months and years.

Batik Air’s International Resumptions


On top of launching its two new services to Male and Seoul, Batik Air Malaysia will also be resuming its services to Colombo in Sri Lanka and Hanoi in Vietnam.

Colombo will return on May 12, 2023, with Hanoi returning on May 26, 2023.

Executive Comments


Commenting on the carrier’s two new destinations and resumption of two previous international services, Batik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Capt Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri, says, “Batik Air will continue to develop our schedules and network by inducting new destinations and resumption of existing routes to meet the ever-growing global demand for travel.”

“The new routes will provide yet another additional choice to business and leisure passengers with connectivity via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).”

Overall


This is once again a strong sign showing that Batik Air is thriving in a post-Covid aviation industry throughout both Malaysia and Indonesia.

Given their current growth rate, it is expected that the carrier will be soon resuming yet more destinations across its network, as well as bringing in yet more choice for its customers.

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