Super Air Jet, Indonesia’s newest Low Cost Carrier (LCC), will soon have its inaugural flight after receiving its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Direktorat Jenderal Perhubungan Udara) earlier this month.
In an official statement on Wednesday, Ari Azhari, Super Air Jet President Director, confirmed that his company is preparing to have an inaugural flight. The formal announcement of the opening of its regular scheduled flights to and from six Indonesian airports is expected soon.
“Various measures and steps have been taken so that the upcoming inaugural flight will run according to schedule and meet the aspects of operational standards of safety, security and comfort of air travel,” his official statement said. “Most importantly, [our] operations run according to the provisions of strict health protocols.”
Super Air Jet will have routes connecting six Indonesian cities. These are: Jakarta, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang (CGK), Palembang, Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM), Padang, Minangkabau International Airport (PDG), Batam, Hang Nadim International Airport (BTH), Medan, Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) and Pontianak, Supadio International Airport (PNK). With its current fleet of three Airbus A320-200 aircraft, the company will serve these destinations with a round trip frequency of one flight per day.
The company is currently in talks with several leasing companies to increase its fleet in order to serve more flights or to open more local routes.
Super Air Jet is founded by Indonesian businessman Rusdi Kirana, who is also the founder of the Indonesian LCC Lion Air.
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