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Lion Air Announces New Daily Service Between Manado and Timika, Daily Surabaya-Ternate Service

The carrier will offer daily service between Manado and Timika from January 11, 2021 and will also increase flight frequencies between Surabaya and Ternate from three-times weekly to daily service.

Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER - Courtesy Boeing

On Tuesday (January 5, 2021), Lion Air announced the launch of daily service between Manado and Timika starting January 11, 2021. The approximately three hour flight will depart Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) in Manado at 9:00 and arrive in Timika at 12:35. The return flight departs Timika at 13:20 and arrives in Manado at 14:45 (all times local). To celebrate the launch of the new route, Lion Air is offering one-way fares between Manado and Timika starting at IDR 593,000 (US $42.63) and Timika-Manado flights from IDR 558,000 (US $40.11). The new nonstop flights will complement Lion Air’s existing schedule options with interim stops in Makassar, Jakarta and Jayapura and the route will be serviced with Boeing 737-800NGs and 737-900ERs, with economy class passenger capacities of 189 and 215 respectively.

In a separate announcement on Wednesday (January 6, 2020), Lion Air further announced that nonstop flights between Surabaya and Ternate will be increased from three-time weekly to daily service. The departing flight (JT894) will depart Surabaya (SUB) at 8:50 and arrive in Ternate (TTE) at 13:15. The return flight departs Ternate at 14:00 and arrives in Surabaya at 14:45 (all times local). Lion Air guests arriving in Ternate can enjoy seamless connections to Manado, Tobelo, Morotai, Buli, Labuha, and other destinations. Ternate is Lion Air’s 24th domestic destination from Surabaya complementing existing service to Ambon, Balikpapan, Tanjung Karang-Lampung, Banjarmasin, Batam, Bali, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Kendari, Kupang, Makassar, Manado, Lombok, Medan Kualanamu , Padang, Palangkaraya, Palembang, Palu, Pangkalpinang, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Samarinda, Semarang and Tarakan.

To ensure the health and safety of passengers and crew, Lion Air has implemented various protocols to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. The carrier’s aircraft also undergoes enhanced aircraft cleaning and sterilization processes, using the Aircraft Exterior and Interior Cleaning (AEIC) method, which is carried out at the Batam Aero Technic (BAT) maintenance center and other stations. The carrier’s fleet is also equipped with HEPA filters that remove over 99.9% of airborne particulates, including virus clusters. Currently, the Group operates a fleet of Boeing 737-800NG, 737-900ER, Airbus A320-200ceo, A320-200neo, A330-300ceo, A330-900neo as well as ATR 72-500 and 72-600 aircraft.

Source: Lion Air

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