LION Air, Wings Air, Batik Air members of Lion Air Group stop or suspend (suspend) domestic operational services connecting to and from Papua, starting Thursday (26/3) at 00.00 CET until Thursday, (9/4) at 23.59 WIT.

Danang Mandala Prihantoro, Corporate Communications Strategic of Lion Air Group, explained that the temporary delay was in accordance with the notification from the Regional X Airport Authority Office regarding the closure of passenger flights at Papua Province Airport.

“This temporary delay is also carried out based on the current situation, in an effort to preventive measures to prevent or prevent the spread of corona virus disease (covid-19),” Danang said in his official statement.

Operating domestic passenger flight services in Papua Province, Lion Air Group has an average of 35 frequencies of flights per day commuting (PP), covering the following cities: (1). Jayapura – Sentani International Airport (DJJ), (2). Merauke – Mopah Airport (MKQ),  (3). Mimika – Mozes Kilangin International Airport, Timika (TIM), (4). Nabire – Douw Aturure Airport (NBX), (5). Yahukimo – Nop Goliath Dekai Airport (DEX), (6). Jayawijaya –Wamena Airport (WMX).

According to Danang, Lion Air Group has provided information on flight delays on routes served by Lion Air, Batik Air and Wings Air to all prospective passengers in accordance with the latest developments.

Danang added, Lion Air Group facilitates all prospective passengers who have purchased tickets (issued ticket) with a refund (refund) according to applicable regulations.

“Lion Air Group complies and carries out all international aviation rules, regulators and company regulations in carrying out operations in accordance with standard operating procedures that meet the safety, security and comfort requirements of aviation (safety first),” he concluded. [photo special]