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ESTABLISHED IN 1975 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
JALAN BIKATAMSU 29E
MEDAN 20151, INDONESIA
Indonesia (the Republic of Indonesia) was established in 1945, it covers an area of 1,904,569 sq km, its population is 210 million, its capital city is Jakarta, and its official language is Indonesian.
JUNE 2000: SERVICE JAKARTA - MEDAN - PENANG.
2 737-200'S DELIVERIES.
SEPTEMBER 2000: 1 737-209 (23796, 9M-PMZ), TRANSMILE (TML) LEASED.
NOVEMBER 2001: 737-209 (23796) RETURNED TO TRANSMILE (TML), AND LEASED TO KARTIKA AIR (KTK). REPLACED BY 737-209 (24197), (TML) LEASED.
DECEMBER 2001: 1 ORDER 737-2Q8 (21518, /78 48 42), EX-VARIG (VAR).
April 2003: Suspended operations.
September 2004: Bayu Indonesia Air (BAY) provides regular passenger flights to points throughout Indonesia and to neighboring Malaysia.
Main Base: Medan airport (MES).
March 2005: 727-247F (21701), Transmile (TML) wet-leased.
October 2005: The Indonesian government banned the operation of 737-200s owing to "safety concerns" in the wake of last month's Mandala Airlines (MND) crash. At the same time, the government banned all airplanes more than 35 years old and/or with more than 70,000 cycles. The crash was the eighth involving (MND) since 1975 and there have been 74 crashes involving transport airplanes in Indonesia since 1990.
Interest in airlines in Indonesia appears to be building. Last month, Qantas (QAN) flagged interest in Adam Air (DHI) and recently, Bisnis was quoting Garuda Indonesia (GIA) President Director, Emirsyah Satar as stating that Emirates Airlines (EAD) is interested in forging an alliance. "(EAD) is one party interested in us, but there are still no concrete plans," he told the Indonesian newspaper. Previously, Lufthansa (DLH) was inked to the financing of a rescue of (GIA). The national airline of Indonesia has reduced its debt by half over the last five years but this is not as fast as had been planned, with significant debt due to mature shortly. The problems have not been confined to (GIA), with four airlines - - Star Air (SRH), Bayu Air (BAY), Bouraq (PTB), and Bali Air (BLN) - - ceasing operations this year.
March 2007: The Indonesian government announced a ban on commercial airplanes older than 10 years following several mishaps and accidents, the worst of which was the January 2007 crash of a 17-year-old Adam Air (DHI) 737-400 that killed 102. According to the "Associated Press," Transport Minister, Hatta Rajasa insisted the regulation would not require parliamentary approval, but did not indicate when it would go into effect. The current age limit is 20 years. Adam Air (DHI) announced last month, that it intended to lease six A320s and build up a fleet of 30 of the type "over the next five years," replacing the 737s it now operates. New airplanes will be both leased and purchased.
April 2007: The USA (FAA) announced that Indonesia "does not comply with international safety standards set by (ICAO)" and lowered the country's safety rating to Category 2, ruling that it is "no longer overseeing the safety of its airlines in accordance with international standards." The USA State Dept issued its own statement saying that last month's safety assessment conducted by the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation did not include "detailed methodology supporting the ratings" and that "Americans traveling to and from Indonesia should fly directly to their destinations on international carriers from countries whose civil aviation authorities meet international aviation safety standards."
November 2007: The European Commission (EC) issued the sixth update of its airline blacklist, removing Suriname's Blue Wing Airlines and lifting the operating restrictions imposed on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Both carriers, however, will remain subject to prioritized ramp inspections at Community airports in order to ensure their "consistent adherence" to relevant safety standards. "This latest revision shows that when airlines take rapid and sound corrective action to comply with safety standards, they can be withdrawn from the list quickly," (EC) VP Transport, Jacques Barrot noted. "It also shows that the list increasingly serves as a preemptive, rather than punitive tool for safeguarding aviation safety." He added that relevant oversight authorities verified measures taken by (PIA) and Blue Wing Airlines and "that these measures provide for long-lasting sustainable solutions to avoid the same problems recurring in the future."
The blacklist now comprises eight individual carriers including TAAG Angola Airlines (ANG), Mahan Air (MHN), and Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines (UM Air - (UKM)), whose operations are fully banned in the (EU). Also banned are all airlines from Equatorial Guinea (ECV), Indonesia: (AWR); (BLN); (BTV); (DHI); (FES); (GIA); (KTK); (LKW); (MLI); (MND); (NOK); (PNM); (PTF); (REX); (SJA); (TGN); (TMG); (WON); (XPR); Kyrgyzstan: (ITL); (KYR); (PHG); (PHX); (STZ); Liberia: (LBG); Sierra Leone: (ORG); (RUM); (UVL); Swaziland: (AFC); and Democratic Republic of Congo: (TCS); (WDA); & (WET) with the exception of Hewa Bora Airways (EXD), which is subject to operating restrictions). Operational restrictions were placed on Air Bangladesh (BGD) and Air Service Comores (COM).
July 2008: The eighth edition of the European Commission (EC)'s blacklist of banned airlines does not include Iran's Mahan Airlines (MHN), thanks to "significant efforts and progress accomplished by this carrier, which were verified during an on-site inspection," but continues to include Indonesian airlines, including Garuda Indonesia (GIA). "The Commission (EC) decided that the Indonesian authorities have still not developed and implemented an efficient oversight program on any of the carriers under their regulatory control," it said. Ukraine Cargo Airways remains banned as well, and Yemenia Airways (YEM) was told it "should complete its corrective actions plan" by the Air Safety Committee's next meeting. All airlines from Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are banned, while Gabon Airlines and Afrijet (FRJ) from Gabon are allowed to maintain operations at their current level.
August 2008: Indonesia's economy grew +6% (year/year) in the second quarter (Q2).
December 2009: (ICAO) Code: BYU (Callsign - BAYU).