JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Lion Air The group provides the opportunity for 2,600 employees who were not previously renewed to return to join the airline.
Lion Air Group’s Corporate Communications Strategic Danang Mandala Prihantoro said the decision was taken as operations improved the flight on all airline groups bearing the lion logo.
“Lion Air Group provides an opportunity to approximately 2,600 people who were not previously extended employment contract to be able to work again, along with operational improvements, “he said in a written statement, Thursday (07/09/2020).
Furthermore, Danang said, the flight trends served by Lion Air, Batik Air and Wings Air continued to increase.
In fact, he claimed to be optimistic that the aviation industry could return to normal in early 2021.
This upward trend is reflected by the continued growth in the number of passengers from month to month.
Then, Lion Air assesses that various government policies, such as setting limits on the price of rapid tests, will be able to revive the interest of the public to travel by plane.
Therefore, Lion Air decided to increase the number of airlines to be carried out in various destinations of origin and destination.
To accommodate this, Danang explained, he had prepared all fleets, consisting of Boeing 737-800NG, Boeing 737-900ER, Airbus 320-200CEO, Airbus 320-200NEO, Airbus 330-300CEO, Airbus 330-900NEO, ATR 72 72- 900 -500 and ATR 72-600, which will be operated according to needs.
“Lion Air Group expresses its gratitude for the support of all employees and from various parties, especially the Ministry of Transportation, until now Lion Air Group is still operating,” Danang said.
For information, last week Lion Air officially announced that it had cut 2,600 employees.
The move was taken as a form of efficiency in response to the pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic.