Thursday, January 5, 2012

CITILINK’s air operation certificate will be issue this month


Ministry of Transportation confirmed that it will issue a air operation certificate or SIUP of PT Citilink Indonesia, a subsidiary of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk, in this month.

"If there is no problem, Citilink’s SIUP will soon come out this month. Garuda Indonesia Itself has established PT Citilink Indonesia, so the management is able to more quickly, "said PLT Director of Air Transport Directorate General of Civil Aviation Ministry of Transportation Djoko Muratmodjo, Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

He added Citilink operating license issuance process is now entering the final stage of correction, especially related to the airline's business plan. "Later, based on a business plan that made it, Citilink shall deposit initial capital into the bank. Proof of deposit deposit is sent to Ministry of  Transportation and became one of the conditions for issuing of the SIUP, "he said.

Finance Director of Garuda Indonesia, Elisa Lumbantoruan said it had prepared all of the requirements for discharge SIUP. "We're ready, even send other requirements are met, capital, and the terms of the plane," she said.

Previously, Garuda Indonesia management targets in the first quarter of 2011 will stand with PT Citilink Indonesia which have Business License and Air Operation Certificate (AOC) is separate from Garuda Indonesia. Citilink is a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, which serves low-fare airlines or low cost carrier (LCC).

Citilink currently has 10 aircraft. In 2012 will be operated 20 aircraft. By the end of October 2011 the number of passengers Citilink 1.26 million. The plan uses a fleet type of A320 for the next 5 years.

Garuda Indonesia President Director, Emirsyah Satar previously said it targets the separation of Citilink from the particular division into a separate subsidiary began the quarter I/2012. "Spin off [separation of Citilink] has targeted for completion on the first quarter of 2012, now is still a process," said Emirsyah. In the early flying after the spin off, Emirsyah target operates 10 aircraft with a new look or new livery.

"Until the end of 2011, there are 10 units of aircraft to Citilink which consists of 4 units of Airbus and 6 units of Boeing, while at the end of 2012 will amount to 20 units. Furthermore, we will increase because we have order other 25 units," said Emirsyah.

He added, Citilink will be able to increase the number of passengers that will be accumulated to the parent company Garuda Indonesia. "Until the end of 2011, Garuda Indonesia predicted to carry 17 million passengers, up 37%. Until November, the number of passengers Garuda Indonesia and Citilink has reached 15.5 million. Contributions from Citilink is still small, "he said.