Sunday, April 11, 2010

Indonesia Airlines Ready to Compete with Foreign Airlines

Aviation liberalization policy (Open Sky) for commercial aircraft will take place in 2015, but the big five of Indonesia airline companies certainly ready to compete with foreign airlines. Later, each airline would be free to fly point to point from one country to another country without being limited at the airport that has been determined. Director General of Civil Aviation Ministry of Transportation, Herry Bakti Singayudha Gumay say, five national airline has been ready to carry out the implementation of Open Sky.

The five major Indonesian national airline is Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Batavia Air and Mandala Airlines. "They have proposed to open domestic routes. Much has been approved," said Herry Bakti. For example, Ministry if Transportation also approved a number of plans the opening of Mandala Airline routes to neighboring countries. "Similarly, Sriwijaya Air, which plans to open Palembang-Kuala Lumpur route had been abandoned by AirAsia," he said.

With the start incoming of those national airlines fleet, the ability of airlines to make expansion even greater. Including opening the route to go abroad. Herry also explained that the airline will be allowed to make flights between airports in one country to another point to point, without being limited frequency of flights. "At this time there had been such a flight. But it is still limited in frequency and on a bilateral agreement," said Herry.