Batik Air plans to introduce two new destinations in eastern Indonesia as it expands its domestic network.
The carrier is seeking regulatory approvals to operate to two undisclosed destinations, says a Lion Group spokesman. They will likely be launched after it receives two additional Boeing 737-900ERs before the end of this year.
Batik Air is part of the Lion Group of airlines, which includes low-cost LionAir and regional carrier Wings Air.
The airline launched a daily Jakarta-Surabaya service on 16 September, and temporarily suspended the Jakarta-Denpasar route on the same day. However, it plans to resume service on the route in December.
With the two additional 737s, it will raise frequencies on existing services, although the spokesman did not provide any details. He adds that Batik Air also plans to launch international services from 2014 onwards.
Flightglobal’s FlightMaps Analytics shows that the carrier now operates services from Jakarta to Pekanbaru, Yogyakarta, Balikpapan, Manado, Ambon and Jayapura.
Batik Air operates four Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database shows.