Lion Group has been warned by the Indonesian transportation ministry not to apply monopolistic measures at Jakarta Halim after getting legal confirmation of its commercial rights in managing the airport.

According to a news report by the Jakarta Post, Lion Group subsidiary Angkasa Transportindo Selaras has won a supreme court case brought forward by competitor and airport operator Angkasa Pura II which had requested a review of a 2015 decision to award management rights for Halim airport to ATS.

Lion Group director Edward Sirait has been quoted in a press release as saying there was no intention to fully take over management of Halim from Angkasa Pura II but that Lion Group was mainly interested in investing in the airport and its facilities with plan to cooperate with AP II in the process.

Three key scheduled passenger operators currently use Halim with Lion Group subsidiary Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) controlling 68.24% of seats offered this week, followed by Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) low-cost carrier Citilink (QG, Surabaya) with 28.68% and Lion Air (JT, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) itself with 3.08% according to ch-aviation capacity data.