JAKARTA - Budget airline Lion Air will open its new route to Hong Kong next month in the company's ambition to expand businesses to regional level. Lion will use its new Boeing 737-900ER to serve the Hong Kong route once a day from the East Java capital of Surabaya.
Lion spokesman Hasyim Arsal Alhabsi said the company has secured the licenses for its first overseas destination and built a representative office in Hong Kong. "Our targeted passengers are hundreds of thousands of migrant workers and tourists," he was quoted Monday by leading economic daily Bisnis Indonesia as saying.
Lion Air said last month it would increase the purchase of Boeing 737-900 to 122 in a new deal to be signed in December from initial orders of 60, of which only a few already arrived until now.