A queue of Lion Air passengers at Hang Nadim International Airport last Thursday. (Antara Photo/M.N. Kanwa)
Lion Air Resumes Flights After Gov't Eases Travel Requirements
BY :THRESA SANDRA DESFIKA
JUNE 10, 2020
Jakarta. Lion Air Group's Lion Mentari Airlines, Wings Abadi Airlines and Batik Air – Indonesia's largest private airline group – resumed flights on Wednesday after the government made it simpler for travelers to fly domestically despite the Covid-19 pandemic showing no sign of slowing.
Since then, the Transportation Ministry has simplified the requirements by omitting the need for passengers to show a letter of assignment from their employers or proof of family emergencies.
Travelers now need only to bring an identification card, documents showing the result of their Covid-19 PCR or rapid tests and install the government's tracking app on their phone.
"[The regulation] is much simpler now," Danang Mandala Prihantoro, Lion Air Group's director of corporate strategic communication, said on Tuesday.
Indonesia reported 1,043 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday – the highest single-day case rise in the country – with new 40 deaths and 510 recoveries.