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Batik Air is an Indonesian full-service airline that was founded in 2012 and made its maiden flight on 3 May 2013 from Jakarta to Manado and Yogyakarta. Lion Air, the parent company, established Batik Air as a full-service airline which began operations in May 2013 using a Boeing 737-900ERs leased from Lion Air. Batik Air’s 737-900ERs were fitted with two-class seating, replacing Lion Air’s two-class 737-900ER service. Batik Air provides a personal television (in-flight entertainment system) in every seat, light snacks and free meals, seat pitches of 32 inches for economy class and 45 inches for business class, and a free baggage allowance of 20 kg for economy class and 30 kg for business class. In mid-2012, Lion Air signed a commitment with Boeing for five 787 Dreamliners for Batik Air, intending to have them delivered by 2015. Lion Air later canceled this deal and temporarily shelved its plans for the long-haul expansion of Batik Air in 2014 due to its EU Blacklist at that time.
As of September 2019, Batik Air operates more than 45 domestic and international routes, with a frequency of over 350 flights daily. International destinations, including Singapore, Bangkok, Chennai, and Perth, as well as Guilin, Nanning, Kunming, and Shenzhen in China.