Batik Air Welcomes Airbus A320neo

INDONESIAN OPERATOR Batik Air has accepted its first Airbus A320neo, PK-BDF (c/n 9505). Equipped with CFM LEAP-1A powerplants, the jet is configured in a two-class layout seating 144 in economy and 12 in business.

Batik Air Airbus A320neo
Batik Air's latest addition to the fleet. (Airbus)

Between February 1-2, the aircraft was ferried from Toulouse/Blagnac to its home base at Jakarta/Soekarno–Hatta via Abu Dhabi/Al Bateen and Kuala Lumpur. The jet joins 44 A320ceo stablemates – the oldest being PK-LAF (c/n 6164) which was handed over new to the carrier in October 2014. They are joined by a single widebody – A330-300, PK-LDY (c/n 1828) recently acquired for expansion on its route network. In addition to its Airbus fleet, the firm flies 12 Boeing 737s – six -800s and six 900s.

Batik, which begun scheduled services in May 2013, flies to 45 destinations both domestic and internationally. The carrier forms part of the wider Lion Air Group, comprising Lion Air, Wings Air, Malindo Air, Thai Lion Air and finally Batik Air.