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  • Garuda Indonesia Group Lowers Air Ticket Prices by 20%

    Garuda Indonesia Group Lowers Air Ticket Prices by 20%

    After plenty of public outcry over the past month, the Garuda Indonesia Group decided to cut prices of air tickets by 20 percent for all domestic flight routes. Starting per Thursday (14.02.2019), air passengers can enjoy lower ticket prices when flying Garuda Indonesia, Citilink Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air, and NAM Air.

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  • Preliminary Findings Fatal Lion Air Crash Reported by Investigators

    Preliminary Findings Fatal Lion Air Crash Reported by Investigators

    On Wednesday (28.11.2018) preliminary findings related to the investigation into the fatal crash of Lion Air flight JT610 were reported by investigators to Indonesian parliament. The crash, which killed all 189 people on board (including crew), occurred 13 minutes after the Boeing 737 Max took off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in the early morning of 29 October 2018.

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  • Aviation: European Commission Lifts Ban on All Indonesian Airlines

    Aviation: European Commission Lifts Ban on All Indonesian Airlines

    Back in 2007 most Indonesian airlines were banned from flying into the European Union (EU)'s airspace; a decision that was made out of safety concerns. On Thursday (15/06), however, the European Commission announced that it had removed all Indonesian airlines from its EU Air Safety list following further improvements in Indonesia's safety standards.

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  • Garuda Indonesia Eager to Turn Loss into Profit in 2018

    Garuda Indonesia Eager to Turn Loss into Profit in 2018

    Despite posting a net loss in full-year 2017, Indonesia's national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is optimistic that it will see net profit in 2018. Last year the airline's net loss reached USD $213.4 million, dropping dramatically from a net profit of USD $9.4 million in the preceding year. What strategy will Garuda Indonesia apply to turn the loss into a profit in 2018?

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  • Aviation Industry: How Many Foreign Aircraft Pilots Work in Indonesia?

    Aviation Industry: How Many Foreign Aircraft Pilots Work in Indonesia?

    Asman Abnur, Indonesian Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister, said a total of 654 foreign airplane pilots currently work in Indonesia. This is a relatively high figure compared to the 7,150 Indonesian pilots as it implies that 8.4 percent of all pilots in Indonesia are foreign. The use of foreign pilots is allowed by the Indonesian government since 2008.

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  • GMF AeroAsia Allotted $100 Million to 2018 Capital Expenditure Budget

    GMF AeroAsia Allotted $100 Million to 2018 Capital Expenditure Budget

    Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia (GMF AeroAsia), the aircraft maintenance and repair unit of Indonesia's national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, allotted USD $100 million to its capital expenditure budget in 2018. This includes the funds that are required for the company's expansion plans to the Middle East. GMF AeroAsia raised IDR 1.13 trillion (approx. USD $84 million) through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2017.

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  • Fleet Optimization Garuda Indonesia: 50 New Airplanes up to 2024

    Fleet Optimization Garuda Indonesia: 50 New Airplanes up to 2024

    National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia targets to see the arrival of 50 new airplanes up to 2024 in an effort to revitalize the airline's fleet and improve its on-time performance. Pahala Mansury, President Director of Garuda Indonesia, explained that the airline has already been making these orders since 2014. One Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft arrived on 26 December 2017. Between 2020 and 2024 more planes will follow, between 5-10 per year.

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  • Tony Fernandes Reiterates Indonesia AirAsia's 2017 IPO Plans

    Fernandes Reiterates Indonesia AirAsia's 2017 IPO Plans

    Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive of Airasia, said the Malaysian group plans to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) for its Indonesia AirAsia unit on the Indonesia Stock Exchange before the end of 2017. By selling a stake of between 25-30 percent to the public, the low-cost airline aims to generate funds required for further business expansion (specifically for the purchase of new airplanes and opening of new flight routes).

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  • Investigators Release Preliminary Findings in Fatal Lion Air Crash Investigation

    Investigators Release Preliminary Findings in Fatal Lion Air Crash Investigation

    Investigators reported their preliminary findings in the investigation into the causes of the fatal crash of Lion Air flight JT-610 to Indonesian parliament on Wednesday 28 November 2018. These preliminary findings should not be confused with conclusions. Therefore, it is too early to pinpoint a definitive cause (or causes) of the accident that occurred in the early morning of 29 October 2018 and killed all 189 people on board (including crew).

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  • Garuda Indonesia Acquires Operational Control of Sriwijaya Group

    Garuda Indonesia Acquires Operational Control of Sriwijaya Group

    Indonesia's air transport industry is about to see a big change as the nation's national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia said it will take over operational control of the rival Sriwijaya Group. This move seriously boosts the Garuda Group's share of the fast-growing domestic aviation market.

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  • Aviation Safety in Indonesia: Brand New Lion Air Boeing Crashes in the Sea

    Aviation Safety in Indonesia: Brand New Lion Air Boeing Crashes in the Sea

    When 189 people – consisting of passengers and flight crew - boarded Lion Air flight 610 in the early morning of Monday 29 October 2018, no-one expected that it would be their last flight. After all, the Lion Air plane - a Boeing 737 MAX 8 powered by two CFM International LEAP engines - was a brand new airplane that had been delivered to Lion Air on 13 August 2018 and had only been operated by the Indonesian low-cost airline since 15 August 2018. In the two and-a-half months it had been in service the aircraft had flown about 800 hours.

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  • Airport Infrastructure Development in Indonesia: Bali & Yogyakarta

    Airport Infrastructure Development in Indonesia: Bali & Yogyakarta

    The tourism industry of Indonesia is one of the most important industries in terms of the nation's foreign exchange earnings. However, compared to its neighboring countries - specifically Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand - Indonesia lags behind in terms of foreign visitor arrivals. This "failure" is partly attributed to the weak state of Indonesia's infrastructure. This includes the lack of enough airports or the lack of enough aircraft and passenger handling capacity at existing airports.

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  • Aviation Industry: Positive Outlook for 2018 Despite Challenges

    Aviation Industry: Positive Outlook for 2018 Despite Challenges

    In 2017 Indonesia's Transportation Ministry allowed the opening of 83 new flight routes (commercial civil flights), consisting of 58 domestic routes and 25 international routes. There are two reasons why the government encourages the opening of new routes: (1) to make the remote areas of Indonesia less isolated, and (2) to strengthen inter & intra regional transportation.

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  • Garuda Indonesia Delays the Arrival of New Airplanes

    Garuda Indonesia Delays the Arrival of New Airplanes

    Indonesia's flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, a state-controlled five-star airline that is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, requested to postpone the arrival of new airplanes in an attempt to improve the company's corporate earnings. Pahala M. Mansury, General Director of Garuda Indonesia, said the order (the number of airplanes) has not been revised, neither has the company's fleet plan (that runs to 2020) been changed. Only the timing of arrival of five planes has been altered.

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  • Investment Projects on Offer in Indonesia: Airport Development & Management

    Investment Projects on Offer in Indonesia: Airport Development & Management

    Angkasa Pura I, the state-owned firm that provides airport management services in the central and eastern region of Indonesia, offers foreign and domestic private investors the opportunity to operate and develop several airports (in cooperation with Angkasa Pura I) across Indonesia: the Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport in Sepinggan (Balikpapan, Kalimantan), Lombok Praya Airport on Lombok, and - in the pipeline - Kulon Progo Airport in Yogyakarta (Java).

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  • Ban on Indonesia's Airlines Entering US Airspace Lifted

    Ban on Indonesia's Airlines Entering US Airspace Lifted

    Good news for Indonesia's aviation industry and Indonesian airlines. After a nearly decade-long ban, the US aviation regulator (Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA) finally allows Indonesian airlines to enter US airspace again. The ban was imposed in 2007 due to safety concerns. The FAA announced on Monday (15/08) that the safety status of Indonesia's aviation industry was upgraded by one notch to category 1. This opens doors for Indonesian airlines to serve flight routes to the USA as well as code shares with US airlines.

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  • Outrage on Lion Air Strike, What are the Reliable Indonesian Airlines?

    Outrage on Lion Air Strike, What are the Reliable Indonesian Airlines?

    The spotlights are again turned on low-cost carrier Lion Air, Indonesia's largest privately-held airline that controls about 40 percent of the air passenger market in Indonesia. The airline, owned by Rusdi Kirana (one of the richest Indonesians), has again disappointed thousands of passengers due to delayed flights. This time flight delays were caused by Lion Air pilots going on strike. It is worth to zoom in on this case and to take a look at which Indonesian airlines are most reliable in terms of departure punctuality.

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  • Garuda Indonesia & Citilink Seek Global & Domestic Expansion

    Garuda Indonesia & Citilink Seek Global & Domestic Expansion

    Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, the nation's top class airline, targets to fly 27.5 million people in 2016, up 10 percent year-on-year (y/y) from the airline's total number of air passengers last year. Passenger growth is supported by the arrival of five new wide-body airplanes in 2016. The company, listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange but majority-owned by the Indonesian government (60.6 percent), is particularly eager to boost the number of international passengers.

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