Batik Air Frequent Flyer Released

JAKARTA (HN) – Batik Air is launching a regular flight membership card (Batik Air Frequent Flyer) which is expected to provide more service to passengers.


General Director of Lion Air Edward Sirait in Jakarta, Monday (11/5) said that the services that passengers will get with the card are ticket bookings, hotels, taxis, and shopping outlets.


In addition, Batik Air passengers also receive special baggage service and full refund if there is a cancellation of ticket purchase. “Later these miles will be converted with a reward point depending on the card gold, silver or platinum,” he said.


To get the card, passengers must meet the minimum requirements by calculating the number of kilometers traveled that has been taken using Batik Air. The most loyal passengers will get a platinum type card with various types of additional facilities.


“Passengers must fly first with Batik Air. After the number of flight ranges is reached, we will assess and give the card to the person concerned. So do not apply (register) first,” he said.

Although currently only can be used for ticket reservations, he said, in the future there will be development of cooperation with a number of companies to facilitate passengers. “In the meantime, the Lion Air Group’s products first,” he said.


With these cards, a 10 percent increase in passengers can be achieved with an acquisition level above 90 percent. Currently the level of accuracy of the departure time (on time performance / OTP) of the Batik Air aircraft has been above 96 percent, both for flights from Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, as well as Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta.


Batik Air Managing Director Capt Achmad Luthfie targets passengers to increase one percent or 150 of the 15 thousand passengers per day with the routine flight card. “So, every month it will increase. More and more people will rise, so there will be more members,” he said.


Rolls-Royce Prizes

In addition to the Frequent Flyer card program, Batik Air also launched a flight program with Batik Air and went home on Rolls-Royce. Edward said, this program will run for six months.


Every month Batik Air will draw two Honda Jazz cars and one Mercedes-Benz car. In the sixth month the main prize will be drawn in the form of a Rolls-Royce car for lucky Air Batik loyal passengers. “We will draw every month by using the ticket number,” he said.


Passengers, he said, do not have to bother registering to join the lottery program. Batik Air Management will download it with the flight ticket number of each passenger.


“So passengers don’t have to worry. Those who will be included in the draw are those who fly on May 15 to November 15, 2015,” he said.


The drawing period will be held on May 15 to June 14, June 15-July 14, July 15-August 14, August 15-September 14, and September 15-October 14 2015. For the drawing of the grand prize will be held October 15 to November 14.


Until now, Batik Air has served flights to 20 cities in Indonesia with 105 flights. Flights served from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport or Halim Perdanakusuma to Semarang, Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru, Medan, Balikpapan, Ternate, Makassar, Jayapura, and Manado. Batik Air will develop flights from Makassar and Denpasar to several cities in eastern Indonesia.


At present Batik Air has 24 aircraft units. Until the end of 2015 there will be an additional 10 new aircraft units and make Batik Air have a fleet of 35 units. “This means we will continue to increase the number of aircraft,” he said.


Batik Air provides full service services to passengers by providing free meals every trip, entertainment through private inflight entertainment so that passengers can enjoy entertainment such as watching movies, or listening to music.


The launch of the Batik Frequent Flyer card and the Rolls-Royce lottery program was attended by Lion Air Group CEO Rusdi Kirana, General Chair of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Megawati Soekarno Putri, Transportation Minister Ignatius Jonan, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Chair The House of Representatives (DPR) Setya Novanto, Chair of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Zulkifli Hasan, and Chairperson of the Regional Representative Council (DPD) Irman Gusman.


A number of top artists also enliven this event such as singer Ari Lasso, Krisdayanti, Yuni Shara, Melly Goeslaw, Paramitha Rusadi, Ita Purnama Sari, Lea Simanjuntak, Ario Wahab, Baim, and Pongki Barata. Batik Air Management invites at least 50 top artists.


Before the submission of the five Frequent Flyer cards, Megawati Soekarno Putri signed one of the cards as a symbol of the program’s inauguration.


On that occasion, Rusdi Kirana handed over five Frequent Flyer cards to Lim