In the hope of improving service to its passengers, Lion Air will soon move some of its flight operations to Terminal 3 at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta airport.
“The plan is to move some domestic flights to Terminal 3,” said Edward Sirait, Lion Air general director yesterday.
“So, we will have a presence in all three terminals in the near future,” he said, but Edward was reluctant to say when Lion Air will start operating from the eco-friendly terminal.
However, it has been reported from other sources that Lion Air will operate from Terminal 3 from May 30. The routes to be served from Terminal 3 will be flights between Jakarta and Denpasar, Bima, Tambolaka, Maumere, Ende, and Labuan Bajo.
Tri Sunoko, Angkasa Pura II president director, said Lion Air confirmed that they will fly from Terminal 3 in the near future. This was being done in an effort to redistribute passengers from Terminal I and 2, which are already over-crowded.
Terminal 3 is currently used for all domestic and international flights of AirAsia Indonesia and Mandala Airlines. In addition to those airlines, the new full-service airline, Pacific Royale Indonesia has also been confirmed to operate out of Terminal 3. Pacific Royale is set to start national and international flights this month.