Indonesia Removes Ban On Boeing 737 MAX

On Tuesday, the Indonesian transport ministry lifted its ban on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, three years following the first deadly crash involving the Indonesian carrier, Lion Air, killing all 189 people on board.  The aircraft was originally grounded by aviation authorities globally — following the second fatal accident in…

Found To Operate 19 Troubled Aircraft, Citilink and GMF Aeroasia…

The Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation, sitting in the Ministry of Transportation, issued a warning to local-based carriers Citilink and GMF AeroAsia after the company continued to operate 19 aircraft that were experiencing technical issues with their braking systems. The warning was delivered in a letter dated Dec. 22…

China Airlines and EVA Air Resumes Indonesia Services

Taiwan’s government has removed Indonesia from the list of high-risk countries in response to the coronavirus curve flattening in Indonesia. China Airlines and EVA Air have announced that regular flights to Indonesia will resume in November. The resumed services are expected to meet the rising business and cargo demand. Both…

Pelita Air Service – The Airline Poised To Replace Garuda…

The government is reportedly preparing Pelita Air Service to replace the state-owned airline Garuda Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia is facing the threat of failing to restructure after incurring debt whose value is said to have exceeded Rp 70 trillion. PT Pelita Air Service (PAS), an airline owned by PT Pertamina (Persero)…

New Indonesian Start-up Eyes Millennial Travelers

Indonesian budget start-up airline Super Air Jet is the latest airline trying it luck to find a seat within the aviation industry, having just established in May 2021, per Business Times. Its President Director, Ari Azhari, said this fresh private carrier was entirely funded and owned by Indonesians. “This air…

Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 Radar Contact Lost After Departure from…

Update – Tuesday, January 12 Indonesian Navy divers have now retrieved at least one of the black boxes from the wreckage of flight SJ182, although it is unclear if it is the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) or the flight data recorder (FDR). More than 3,600 personnel are taking part in…

Garuda Indonesia Set to Launch Nonstop Flight to Bali from…

The Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is slated to launch nonstop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, New Delhi and Mumbai to the country’s tourism hotspot Bali. The plan was unveiled after the Governor of Bali announced on Monday that the island would open its doors to international tourists…

Lion Air Suspends Flights Until Further Notice

On June 3, 2020, the Jakarta-based Lion Air group announced that it would be suspending flight operations starting on June 5, 2020. The suspension of flights applies to all Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air flights on both the domestic and international level. In a press release, the airline…

Garuda Indonesia Reports Drop of Two Million Passengers in Third…

As a result of increased airfare earlier this year, the passenger numbers of Garuda Indonesia Group in the third quarter dropped 2.1 million year-on-year, but the company's revenue recorded a huge growth. According to local media, Garuda Indonesia lost one million passengers in the domestic market and the passengers for…