Lion Air wants to turn airport near Lake Toba into a hub for South Asian tourists

Budget carrier Lion Air plans to make North Sumatra's Silangit airport an air hub for passengers from South Asia travelling to other Indonesian cities as well as Singapore and Malaysia.
Budget carrier Lion Air plans to make North Sumatra's Silangit airport an air hub for passengers from South Asia travelling to other Indonesian cities as well as Singapore and Malaysia.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA - Indonesia's largest budget carrier, Lion Air, plans to make North Sumatra's Silangit airport an air hub for passengers from South Asia travelling to other Indonesian cities as well as Singapore and Malaysia.

Traffic into Silangit airport - which is 10 to 15 minutes' drive from Lake Toba, the world's largest volcanic lake - could benefit from transit travellers since traffic from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Singapore, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Bali is strong, said the airline's founder, Mr Rusdi Kirana.

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