Finally, PT Mandala Airlines will back to operate immediately. The airline will soon fly again in June.
President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Tri Sunoko claimed to have received a report from Mandala Airlines. "They said Mandala will fly again in June," he said.
Tri added that Mandala Airlines will occupy back Terminal III of Soekarno-Hatta Airport. However, Tri claimed not to know which type of aircraft will be operated by Mandala. "Clearly, we ready to prepare the airport for the arrival of the Mandala plane," he explained.
Director of Air Eligibility and Operation of Aircraft, Yurlis Hasibuan said that have not obtained a registration statement of the Mandala plane yet. However, he said, Mandala opportunity to fly is still very large. "SIUP still valid, just arrange a new routes and prepare the aircraft," he said.
According to Yurlis, if Mandala Airlines fly again, they will evaluate the Air Operation Certificate (AOC) who had submitted the Mandala since stopped operating in January. "AOC is likely to change because of the route and the aircraft must be tested before its feasibility," he explained.
After testing is completed, the new Mandala can fly commercially. Just to refresh memories, Mandala Airlines stopped flying since January 13 due to financial problem.