Lion Air resumes operations.
Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air, the three Lion Air Group airlines - Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air, which resumed operations on June 1 but were suspended on June 4 due to a number of deficiencies in passenger health certificates - will resume operations from Domestic Terminal 2E at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport today, starting on June 10.
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Prior to the resumption of operations, Lion Air has announced the following health, safety and security protocols to prevent COVID-19 infection.
- A health certificate that proves negative for COVID-19. Rapid test is valid for 3 days and PCR test is valid for 7 days.
- If the above two tests are not available, you will need to obtain a certificate from your hospital doctor that you do not have flu or other symptoms.
- We arrived at the departure terminal four hours before departure. Domestic Lion Air Group flights are in Terminal 2E.
- Show your KTP or other ID card.
- Wear a mask before the flight, from takeoff to arrival and when leaving the airport.
- Hand washing with soap and disinfectant.
- Social Distancing at the airport terminal.
- Keep it clean on the plane.
- Follow the instructions of the crew.
Passengers must arrive at the departure terminal four hours prior to departure and have an ID (KTP or other form of identification) or medical certification, but the problem is that the PCR test is negative and states In the first place, the cost of PCR test is about 2.5 juta in Indonesia. In the first place, the cost of PCR test in Indonesia is about 2.5 juta, which is higher than the ticket price for domestic flights in most cases. .
As a result, we can expect to see a number of passengers who will bring a doctor's certification that they have no flu or other symptoms without taking a PCR test or rapid test, and we will see passengers who are denied boarding go crazy because of doubts about the reliability and authenticity of the documents.
Indonesia's LCC (Low Cost Carrier)
I use Lion Air for most of my domestic business trips, and even within Indonesia. Speaking of Lion Air, there are many flights to various regions that I would prefer to avoid but are very convenient. It is an 'airline that has to be used because it is cheap in Googling "Lion Air", including fuselage landing, off the runway and hitting a cow, followed by "accident It seems so Dangerous that it's a 'many' or predictable conversion.
Still vividly remembered is the crash of flight 610 from Jakarta on October 28, 2018 off the coast of Java (killing all 189 people on board), which is said to have been caused by a malfunction of the Automatic Stall Avoidance System (MCAS) on a Boeing 737 MAX 8 rather than Lion Air's problem, for which Boeing paid a total of 5.4 billion yen in compensation.
Citylink, a member of the Garuda Indonesia Group, and Sriwijaya Air, which has a code-sharing agreement with Garuda (joint operation), are well-known low-cost carriers in Indonesia other than Lion Air Group, which will resume operations this time.
The Indonesian government is currently planning to allow the ban on domestic travel to be lifted from July 6, and the Bali regional government has announced that tourism is likely to resume accepting it in October, but it is still unclear whether it will even accept tourists from abroad, as China reported its first case of COVID-19 in December 2019, and in fact it was likely to have occurred several months earlier, and the main battleground is said to be this winter.