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This is a picture of Airbus A320-200 operated by Batik Air. The airline operates this aircraft for flights that connect Manokwari, Sorong, Makassar and Jakarta. I sometimes travel in Batik Air to Sorong when I want to guide tourists in Klabolo forest or Raja Ampat islands. According to Wikipedia and its official website, Batik Air has got 40 aircrafts of this type powered by CFM56 jet engines. Batik Air flies to 40 destinations in Indonesia and abroad including Jakarta, Manado, Surabaya, Medan, and Denpasar. Chennai in India, Singapore, and Perth of Australia are a few international cities that the airline visits.

Batik Air Airbus A320
Airbus A320 of Batik Air

The Airbus A320-200 has got inflight entertainment device installed on the backside of every seat. Passenger can use it to listen to music, watch movies, read travel information and more info about the company.

The latest series of this type of aircraft is Airbus A-320neo meaning New Engine Option. Its main propulsion engine is Leap Engine which features 15% lower fuel consumption compared to CFM56 turbofan jet engine. The by pass ratio of CFM International Leap A is 10:1. It is comparable to Boeing 737 airliner. As of today the market for narrow body aircrafts is still dominated by Boeing and Airbus. Soon, they will have to compete against Russia's MC-21 that is driven by PD-14 engine and PW 1400. China has just launched its C 919.

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