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About Lion Air
The low-cost carrier Lion Air is Indonesia's largest private carrier and Asia's first hybrid carrier which offers both economy and business-class seating.
From Lion Air's base in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Lion Air flies to most Southeast Asian nations including Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and even to Saudi Arabia. Lion Air operates scheduled passenger services on an extensive domestic network from Jakarta to over 60 destinations using brand new Boeings 737-900ER.
Each passenger can bring into the cabbin one standard bag with a maximum weight of 7 kg.
The maximum weight for checked baggage is 15 kg. You can check-in multiple bags but the combined weight may not exceed 15 kg.
It is possible to check-in more weight, but there will be additional costs. Please contact Lion Air for the exact price before you book a flight.
Cancellations, name changes and refunds
On the cheapest Lion Promo Tickets, name change and flights change is not allowed. On the Economy tickets, name change and flights change are allowed 48 hours before departure with a minimal fee, after that, the fee can become 50% of ticket price.
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Call center Lion Air
Lion air has several international phone numbers for making a ticket reservation:
(+6280) 4177 8899 (Indonesia)
(+6221) 6379 8000 (Indonesia)
(+65) 6339 1922 (Singapore)
(+60) 03-7841 5333 (Malaysia)
Lion Air Terminals
Jakarta Soekarno Hatta
Of the three terminals of Soekarno Hatta Airport Lion Air uses all. Which terminal your flight departs from depends on the destination.
Terminal 1A is used for all destinations in Java, Kalimantan and eastern Indonesia.
Terminal 1B is used for destinations in Sumatra.
Terminal 2D for all internationals destinations.
Terminal 3 for flights to Bali (Denpasar), Yogyakarta, Semarang, Solo and Lombok.
Kuala Lumpur KLIA
Before, Lion air used the new low-cost terminal KLIA2, but starting 15 March 2016 all Lion Air flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport will depart from terminal KLIA, the main terminal.
History Lion Air
Lion Air is privately-owned and one of the most popular airlines in Indonesia with both domestic and international flights. It challenges the government-owned flag carrier Garuda Indonesia with a low-cost model using brand-new Boeing 737-900ER.
It all began with a dream of two brothers named Kusnan and Rusdi Kirana who started operations in June 2000 with a single leased Boeing for flights between Jakarta and Pontianak. Before, the two brothers operated a succesfull travel agency and with an investment of $100.000 they started Lion Air. One of the brothers designed the logo and cabin crew uniform to save cost; these are still in use today.
It was the first low-cost airline in Indonesia, it was therefore in a unique position which insured a tremoundous growth culminating in setting in 2011 the world record for the largest airplane order to date: 230 aircraft from Boeing. The deal is also the largest commercial aircraft order ever in money terms in Boeing's history. Althought huge for Boeing, for Lion it was not enough. Just over a year later Lion Air placed another order for 234 A320 aircrafts with Airbus setting a new record for largest order at catalogue prices at $24 billion.
Lion Air is now part of Lion Group. Several subsidiary airlines have been set up beginning with Wings Air in 2003, a regional airline using turboprop aircraft on lower density routes. Recently the Lion Group has expanded rapidly with Malindo Air (Malaysia) in 2012, Thai Lion Air (Thailand) in 2013 and Batik Air (full-service carrier in Indonesia) also in 2013.