Monday, December 27, 2010

Batavia Air FIRST flight to Dili, Timor Leste


On December 27, 2010 Batavia Air conducts the first flight from Denpasar, Bali to Dili, Timor Leste (return) by using Airbus A320-811 with flights number Y6-811

The aircraft departed from Denpasar at 07:00 LT and landed at the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport at 09:40 LT. While the flight from Dili to Denpasar departed at 10:25 LT. Direct Flights Denpasar – Dili will be operated every day.

"With the entry of Batavia Air to Dili, the Timorese people have an alternate transportation to travel to Denpasar, Bali and other cities in Indonesia. Now, Dili has been connected with 40 cities in Indonesia that have been serving by Batavia Air," said Batavia Air President Director Yudiawan Tansari.

In addition, he continued, transport goods and cargo from Dili to the cities in Indonesia and vice versa become more fluent. "And of course we hope for the tourism potential that is here much more widely known by the people of Indonesia," he added.

Inaugural flight to Dili, led by Capt. Pilot Noer Effendi with a group of officials from Batavia Air, Director General of Civil Aviation as well as officials from the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The delegation was welcomed by the President and Prime Minister of Timor Leste as well as officials in the country.

Batavia Air currently operates more than 170 flights per day and serving 40destinations across Indonesia, and 6 international destinations namely, Jeddah and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Guangzhou (China), Kuching (Malaysia), Singapore and most recently Dili, Timor Leste. Batavia Air has a fleet of 36 aircraft consisting of Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-400, Airbus A-319, Airbus A-320 and Airbus A330.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Emirates Airlines will BUY Airbus plant


Airlines from the Middle East do not seem to stop making a sensation. The latest news is the plan from the United Arab Emirates  airline, Emirates Airlines, to purchase European aircraft manufacturing, Airbus.

The news released on Thursday (12/23/2010) by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), which comes from a spokesman for airlines in the Gulf. The spokesperson said the airline from the Gulf will provide for ordering 90 units 70 units A380 and A350. In order to facilitate the management, would be better if the manufacturer also all purchased.

Airbus spokesman described very surprised, but also happy with the program. In addition to Airbus, Emirates is also rumored to be buying from US aircraft manufacturing plant, Boeing. However, the Boeing chose silence to confirm the news. It's just that party did not dismiss the US Exim Bank to provide soft loans if the plan is to be implemented.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Garuda Indonesia add four planes to Malaysia

Garuda Indonesia will ensures to prepare an additional 1,000 seats for the flight route from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur (return) on December 26, 2010. Additional seats are intended to ease the country fans who will watch the AFF Cup final 2010 between Indonesia and Malaysia at Bukit Jalil Stadium, Malaysia.

"This is one of our support," said Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, Garuda Indonesia, I Poetra Tri Sakti.  Therefore, Garuda Indonesia has prepared Boeing B747-400 to bring supporters of the Garuda National Team from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur.

He explained that the Boeing 747-400 aircraft with a capacity of 42 executive class and 386 economy class will be flown from Jakarta at 10:00 pm and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 13.00 local time. After the match, the aircraft will be flown back from Kuala Lumpur at 23:00 hours local time and arrive in Jakarta at 24.00 pm. "So this is a traveling one-day trip from Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta by using the same aircraft, the Boeing B747-400," he said.

In addition, a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, also prepared two additional aircraft from Surabaya to bring supporters from Surabaya to Kuala Lumpur. As of Jakarta, low cost carrier is also planning to dispatch a plane to Kuala Lumpur as an extra flight.

"Additional flights are additional flights on the two regular flights (every day) between the two cities using a Boeing B737-800 with a capacity of 150 seats, each of which departed at 0845 pm and 17:10 pm," he said.

Not only that, added Tri, they is also preparing bus transportation from the airport to the Bukit Jalil stadium (return) and coordinate with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the convenience of purchasing tickets football games for passengers.

"Garuda Indonesia offering a special price airline tickets one-day trip starting from USD 156 nett," he said. Garuda Indonesia will also continue to see market growth and anticipated demand for the fans immediately if it is still necessary additional flight.

Local committee in Kuala Lumpur to prepare about 15,000 tickets for supporters of Indonesia to witness the final round match between teams of Indonesia and Malaysia teams at Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, which has a seating capacity of around 80,000.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Investor from China and Taiwan will invest in the fisheries sector


A number of investors from China and Taiwan began to come to Indonesia to invest and develop the marine fisheries sector in Indonesia. Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Fadel Muhammad expressed the ministry began aggressively to attract investors from many countries to invest in Indonesia. "Indonesian marine and fisheries sector require investors in order to grow," he said in Jakarta today.

Fadel said a number of islands that are offered to develop the investors is the island of Morotai, Bangka Island, and a number of areas in Sulawesi, which has great potential as a fishery resource. Minister explains investors from Taiwan will invest capital to develop the island of Morotai in North Maluku. "Investing in ensuring that they will reach U.S.$ 2 billion."

Fadel expressed the Taiwanese investors are interested to build a lot of seafood processing industrial complex until construction of marine ecotourism park. "Investors will make Morotai area as a special economic zone, or megaminapolitan," he said.

Fadel added Morotai island will also be the center of the national tuna industry. He said the Taiwan expressed interest in investing in this island because this region was in the Pacific ocean. This area is known to have high fisheries potential because this place is a stopover point tuna, both from the Pacific Ocean to the waters of Indonesia, or vice versa. This region is estimated to generate up to 200 tonnes of tuna per year.

"In order to develop the marine and fisheries sector can not depend continuously on the State Budget, but also must attract investors to invest," he said. Minister said it plans Morotai and Bangka island will become the region as a special economic zone or megaminapolitan. Meanwhile, Director General of Processing and Marketing of Fishery Products Fishery Martani Huseini state investors began to arrive to Indonesia. "Indonesia has already become one of the purposes of investment in marine and fisheries sector," he said.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

AirAsia establish LOW COST airline in Philippines


The airline company AirAsia, announced a cooperation agreement between the AA International Ltd, a subsidiary of AirAsia (with full ownership), with Antonio O. Cojuangco Jr.., Michael R Romero, and Marianne B. Hontiveros to set up another low cost airline company with a base of operations in the Philippines.

Ownership shares of AirAsia to AirAsia Inc., through AirAsia International Limited, will be at numbers 40 percent, while the remaining 60 percent stake will be divided evenly between Antonio O. Cojuangco Jr.., Michael R Romero, and Marianne B.Hontiveros.

The joint venture company will named AirAsia Inc.. AirAsia Inc. will maximize the advantages of the AirAsia in order to penetrate the Chinese market, Korea and Japan via the Philippines, without leaving the focus on key markets in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

"We are proud to be able to apply proven business model of AirAsia's success more broadly to the Philippines. In a short time, Philipines residents have the opportunity to travel to and abroad with an affordable cost. This is a right to provide easy access for all people in the Philippines that will ultimately hope will lead to more rapid economic growth, as happened in other countries where AirAsia has been operating, "said Group CEO of AirAsia, Dato Sri Dr Tony Fernandes on Friday (17/12/2010) in Manila.

With the addition of a new operating sector, the ASEAN region which encroached by AirAsia will be global. Choice of flight routes and destinations will be more and more. Therefore, AirAsia's route network more reliable.
With 140 routes to 65 destinations and more than 400 flights every day, AirAsia connects major cities in ASEAN as well as providing flights to places that have a rich unique history, exotic beaches, the region with beautiful nature, and centers leading entertainment.

With the connecting points in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, AirAsia not only connects the ASEAN region alone, but more broadly to the Australia, Asia, and Europe. Ease of travel by the best airline category will be more cost effective to strengthen unity among the diverse communities in ASEAN and promote economic growth through tourism and trade activities.

AirAsia Berhad started its flights to destinations in the Philippines since April 2005. Currently, AirAsia has two daily flights to Clark, from Kuala Lumpur and from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Implementation of Bar Code Boarding Passes by Airlines


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has set a milestone in passenger traffic with the implementation of 100% worldwide with 2D bar code boarding passes (BCBP). BCBP replaces the previous generation of efficient and less costly magnetic stripe boarding pass.

"The magnetic strip boarding passes go on the way to a history museum next to the paper ticket. After the e-ticketing in 2008, switching to BCBP the next important step to the passengers more convenience and choice. Completing many tasks during the journey will now take seconds with the swipe of a bar code," said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA Director General and CEO.

The completion of the industry, offers passengers more choice in the check-in counter at an airport, at home, in a kiosk, or mobile device. BCBP also allows airlines to a single pass printing boarding several flights, simplifying travel for passengers in transit or those who travel on different airlines problem. In addition, BCBP opens the door for automated access to premium services. For example, with a scan of a BCBP, eligible passengers to access the fast track to safety or lounges.

Airlines issue over 2 billion boarding passes every year. The conversion of printed 2D BCBP was a five-year project and save the industry $ 1,500,000,000 per year. With the airlines to offer more, to receive the possibility of the barcode with a mobile device, we are well on the way to travel without papers, "said Bisignani.

Transition history

Boarding passes with magnetic strips that have been used since 1983, has several limitations for airlines and passengers that the bar code. Boarding passes expensive tape printer is at the airport check-in desk or in a cabin where passengers can receive their boarding card limits. The boarding passes with magnetic strips also expensive and exclusive role.

In the 1990s some companies to switch to one-dimensional barcodes (1D), which uses a series of parallel and perpendicular lines, similar to UPC codes, in order to identify products of the camp. This 1D was first used in the rail industry in the 1960s and are able to provide a limited amount of data.

The industry standard IATA airlines in 2005 is one of the two-dimensional (2D), known as the PDF417 code. This is more information on the basis of drawings of squares, dots and other geometric patterns. This code allows flexibility in size, ease of code reading and the support of many different types of scanners and printers. Print 2D code also allows the encryption and many functions.

The industry in 2008 agreed on a bar code standard for paperless, mobile passes. Data from the printed boarding card and mobile phone are the same, but the code looks like mobile devices is slightly different. Mobile 2D data can use the Aztec, or QR codes. About 30 airlines now offer mobile BCBP and usage should increase significantly in the short term.

After reaching the target of 100% bar code boarding passes (BCBP) was a joint effort of airlines, airports, service providers and IATA. More than 2,000 airports on board and  implementation was done by the StB Matchmaker. A secure web portal, StB Matchmaker allows airlines and airports for the exchange to prioritize, and coordinate requests for application effectively plan the use of a global standard. The tool provides information on 3,000 airport terminals and more than 200 airlines, creating a global database of over 10,000 records. The StB Matchmaker system will be expanded next year to facilitate the projects of Fast Travel and the IATA e-services.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Airline optimistic, airline business continues to increase next year


The number of Air Asia passengers up to the third quarter of 2010 has reached 2.8 million passengers. By the end of 2010, this number is expected to reach of 4 million passengers.

This belief is based on the achievement of Air Asia in 2009 are able to fly 3.5 million passengers. This amount can be achieved with a total fleet of 10 Airbus A-320 and 3 Boeing-373. In 2010, Air Asia has added four Airbus A-320. These conditions make Air Asia optimistic target of 4 million passengers by the end of 2010 was achieved.

The total number of passengers of Air Asia during 2010 supported by some flight routes, such as Jakarta - Denpasar, Jakarta - Singapore, Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur, Perth - Denpasar. Unfortunately, Audrey does not mention the number of passengers for each route. "I do not know, but the fourth route is the most passengers" said Audrey Progastama, Corporate Communications Manager Air Asia

Next year, Air Asia at least the target number of passengers for international flights can be increased up to 4.5%. This is due in 2011 will the government have imposed a fiscal free for international flights.

Meanwhile, Nurmaria Sarosa, Head of Corporate Communication, Mandala Air, said that this year passengers of Mandala Air as many as 2.5 million people. This number decreased from the year 2009, of 3 million passengers. This decrease was caused by a fleet reduction of Mandala Air, from 7 fleets in 2009, to 5 fleets in 2010.

According Nurmaria, the number of passengers in 2010 which reached 2.5 million people supported by regional routes, such as Jakarta-Singapore, Jakarta - Hong Kong and Jakarta - Macau. These routes accounted for approximately 20% of Mandala Air passengers this year.

In 2011, Mandala Air is targeting to fly 3, 5 million passengers. Increasing the target is in line with the plan to increase the number of airlines. Mandala Air plans to add about 5 airlines later in 2011. This amount is based on Ministry of Transportation regulations that require each airline to have a fleet of at least 10 flights by January 12, 2012.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Indonesia EXPORTS increase by 21.9% in 2010

In 2010, Indonesia's exports increase 21.9% to U.S.$ 142.53 billion compared to the year 2009. Non-oil commodities such as mining, manufacturing and agriculture to support the growth of exports by value reached U.S.$ 122.68 billion.

The largest contribution of the export is from mining sector at 41.9%. Manufactured products 34.1% and the rest is from agricultural commodities. Meanwhile, exports of oil and gas sector contributed aroudn U.S.$ 22.95 billion, up 15.61% from the year 2009 valued at U.S. 19.85 billion.

Meanwhile the largest non-oil export destination country is still gained from ASEAN countries amounting to 21.3%. For non-oil exports to EU countries by 13%, Japan 12.7%, China 12.2% and USA 10.6%. While the contribution of exports to Korea only 5.5%.

"Export growth continues to increase because many countries in the world think Indonesia has a good quality of commodities," said Gusmardi Bustami International Trade Director General of Ministry of Commerce.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

January 2011, Garuda Indonesia Jakarta-Malang twice a day

So far, Garuda Indonesia flight only once a day from Jakarta to Malang. The flight schedule is departing from Jakarta (GA-290) at 7:10 pm and arrive in Malang at 8:40 pm. The same plane will return to Jakarta (GA-291) at 09:15 hrs. However, starting January 1, 2011, the frequency will be increased to twice daily using a B737-300, capacity 110 seats, comprising 16 business class seats and 94 economy class seats.

Vice President of Corporate Communications Garuda Indonesia, Pujobroto, said on Sunday (05/12/2010), route from Jakarta to Malang and vice versa that had closed since last November 30, due to the eruption of Mount Bromo, opened again since Sunday morning.

"Based on recent developments of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, the situation more conducive to flight, and in accordance with the latest NOTAM (Notification to Airman) No: C0927/10 stating Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, Malang have reopened, the Garuda Indonesia flight from Jakarta to Malang which previously transferred to Surabaya, starting today, Sunday (5 / 12) back to normal flying to Malang, "wrote Pujo in a press release.

Previously, the Garuda Indonesia flight to Surabaya, but divert passengers from Malang still doing reporting passengers on Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, then transfer bus by Garuda to Juanda Airport, Surabaya, to fly to Jakarta. While, passengers who fly from Jakarta, transfer by bus to the terminal Arjosari Malang.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Indonesia will Import 250,000 Tons of Rice


Indonesia will add as much as 250,000 tons of rice imports to ensure food security in the country, as said by Coordinating Minister Hatta Rajasa, after opening the "Indonesian Palm Oil Conference and Outlook 2011," in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday (02/12/2010), respond to question reporters about the government's plan to import rice from Thailand. "Yes there is the additional 250,000 tons more. Details please asked to Bulog," he said.

Import is in addition of previous imports amounted to 600,000 tons.

Added, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Marine, Diah Maulida said that rice to import to Bulog it will import from Thailand with the outbreak of the kind of premium rice (broken) five percent. "Not exactly 250,000 tons, but close to it," se did not give the exact figure the amount of rice imports by Indonesia.

She asserted that these imports are in addition to the previous rice imports of 600,000 tons, which had already in Indonesia. The price of rice to be imported, the recognition is more expensive, because it included the category of premium rice. Diah said that if imports would realized by the end of this year, then the total rice imports reached 850,000 tons.