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Lion Air Targets Middle-East Using B737-900ER  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3376 times:

Indonesia, Saudi Arabia Reach New Flight Frequency


Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to increase flight frequency between the two countries, allowing Indonesian airlines to expand operations to the Middle Eastern country.

The route will be reserved for seven first category airlines, including national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, Mandala Airlines and Lion Air East, Air Transport Director General Tri S. Sunoko said.

Tri said that under the reciprocal agreement, Indonesian airlines could fly to that country 21 times a week from eight times previously, as demand for the flight service in the route had increased, local newspapers reported.

He said Garuda had already asked for an increase in its flight frequency to 14 times a week from eight times at present, but the government gave the airline a share of only 11 flights a week.

Lion Air, the country's largest private airline, has also asked to be allowed to serve the route using its new aircraft of Boeing B737-900ER and Boeing 747-400.

B737-900ER can make the trip, but will it not be tiresome for an approx 9 hour flilght, unless they have spacious seat configuration. Considering Lion Air I do have few reservations.

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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6331 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

NINE as in 1 more then 8 hours on a 737? Whoa!


"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 10349 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

Be about 7 hrs from Medan, depending where you fly.

When did they get 744s ?

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User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Quoting Zeke (Reply 2):
Be about 7 hrs from Medan, depending where you fly.

Jakarta - Jeddah 9 hours and for Indonesian airlines, this sector is the most profitable sector between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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