Jakarta -Lion Air Group plans to expand its wings by opening new aviation routes to countries in Europe this year. The plan was prompted by the lifting of the ban on all Indonesian airlines by the European Union on Thursday (14/06/2018). “From the Lion Air Group itself, indeed some airlines that we operate have plans or targets to have a wide body aircraft that can fly from Indonesia to Europe and America,” said Lion Air Group Operational Director Daniel Putut Adi Kuncoro when found Kompas.com at the residence of the Minister Transportation, South Jakarta, Friday (15/06/2018) night. Daniel said, Lion Air Group currently already has three wide-bodied aircraft or wide body.
The three aircraft consist of two units of Airbus A330 placed in Indonesia and Thailand and one unit of Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet) in Indonesia. Going forward, it is still in the process of discussing both with Boeing and Airbus for the purchase of the next wide body aircraft. Daniel confirmed, Lion Air Group will choose the aircraft that are considered efficient to fly to Europe and America later. “We want to see what kind of market first, because we already have the plane and we can evaluate the market, we soon fly this year,” he said.