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  • Joe Breitfeller

Lion Air to Launch Service Between Surabaya and Berau From January 20, 2021

The airline will operate daily return service between Surabaya and Berau, East Kalimantan starting January 20th. The Departing flight JT698 will takeoff from Surabaya at 13:50 WIB and arrive in Berau at 16:50 WITA.

Lion Air Boeing 737-800NG - Photo Credit: Daniel Christian Lou/Lion Air

On Monday (January 18, 2021), Lion Air announced the launch of new daily service between Surabaya (via Juanda International Airport in Sidoarjo - SUB) in East Java and Kalimarau Berau Airport (BEJ) starting January 20, 2021. Lion Air flight JT698 will depart Surabaya at 13:50 and arrive in Berau at 16:50 WITA, while the return flight, JT 699, departs Berau at 17:30 WITA, arriving in Surabaya at 18:30 WIB. The new approximately two hour direct flight provides added convenience as current service between Surabaya and Berau operates with an interim stop in Balikpapan.

The new route is a continuation of Lion Air’s expansion. From September 2020, the carrier has flown the Bandung, West Java route via Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO) from Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Benjarmasin, Balikpapan, Makassar and Denpasar. The launch of the new Surabaya-Berau route is part of the airline’s effort in support of the Indonesian Government’s programs for stimulating tourism and creating an equitable distribution of new economic growth centers in the country. Service on the new route will be operated with a Boeing 737-800NG configured with 189 Economy Class seats.

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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