An Indonesian man booked an entire flight to keep himself and his wife safe from COVID-19.

Richard Muljadi, a Jakarta-based socialist and his wife shared pictures of themselves sitting in an empty aircraft on social media. The couple was travelling from Jakarta to Bali on a Batik Air flight.

Though Muljadi did not reveal how much he paid for the private flight, he said that it was “still cheaper” than a private plane.



“After I’d booked as many seats as possible, it was still cheaper than chartering a private jet,” read the caption of one the photos.

Richard said that he and his wife, Shalvynne Chang, were “super paranoid” about getting infected with the virus.

“Had to make sure no one else (was on) this flight. We ain’t flying unless it’s just us,” he said in another caption.

Lion Air Group, which operates Batik Air, confirmed Richard and his wife were the only passengers on the flight. However, the company added that Richard had only booked two tickets in his name, contradicting his claim.