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Lion Airways to Connect Bali with Singapore and Vietnam.

New Daily Service Denpasar to Singapore Slated to Start in June or July 2008.

(4/26/2008) Indonesia's Lion Air has declared its intention to begin flying between Bali and Singapore in June or July 2008, utilizing Boeing 737-900ER aircraft.

As reported in Bisnis Indonesia, the public relations manager of Lion Air, Hasyim Alhabsi, said service would initially be once each day with additional flights to follow.

Alhabsi told the press that the Bali-Singapore flights would strengthen the Airline's new service between Jakarta and Vietnam, explaining "passengers to Vietnam can fly from Jakarta or via Denpasar, Bali."

In order to stimulate the Vietnamese market Lion Air recently brought 30 Vietnamese travel agents to Bali on a familiarization tour.

Lion Air is seeking a share of the additional flight frequencies recently promised by the Indonesian government on the Bali-Singapore sector.

The Airline is awaiting the delivery of a new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft that arrived in Indonesia on April 20, 2008.