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Lion Air Targets Middle-East Using B737-900ER  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Indonesia, Saudi Arabia Reach New Flight Frequency

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/080609/4/3kkdi.html

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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, 6161 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2570 times:

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

ASSFO



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9159 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2549 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, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2221 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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