Batik Air looks to international expansion

It will commence international flights daily from Soekarno-Hatta to Changi "at the end of 2014".

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Indonesia-based Batik Air has announced its first international route, an addition of 12 new domestic routes and a projected 10 new aircraft this year.

Batik will open its first international flights on a daily basis from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta to Singapore Changi at “the end of 2014,” Batik Air CEO Achmad Luthfie said.

Luthfie said the airline will also extend its fleet with six new Airbus A320s and four Boeing 737-800s to be delivered by the end of this year. The aircraft will come from Lion Air’s previously placed orders for 737s and A320s, and will help expand the airline’s coverage to a total of 100 daily flights to 22 destinations—previously 36 flights to 10 destinations.