Rusdi Kirana - Lion Air

Rusdi Kirana - Lion Air

Living in Lion City

Lion Air is among the few airlines in the world to have built a township for its employees.

Dubbed Lion City, the 32ha (80 acre) plot of land houses more than 1,400 apartments and dormitories for cabin crew, pilots, airline employees and their families. Employees are shuttled to work by free buses daily.

Located on the outskirts of Jakarta, Lion City has schools, medical clinics and supermarkets for its residents.

Rusdi Kirana says he built housing for his employees to help them cope with the rising cost of living, and to save them money on their children’s education and on transportation.

Lion City’s location near the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport also means employees do not have to battle Jakarta’s traffic jams to get to work. This translates into fewer delays and higher productivity for the airline.

Key Facts:

  • 2012 operating revenue $1,200m*.

  • Up 20%.

  • Ranked 88th in the 2012 Airline Business financial rankings.

  • Ranked 46th by traffic in 2012.

* Airline Business estimate