Saturday, February 18, 2012

PACIFIC ROYALE AIRWAYS new player in the Indonesia aviation industry


Indonesia airline industry will be crowded with the presence of a new airline Pacific Royale Airways. The airline was established since February 2011 will be played at a premium to an Airbus A320 and Fokker 50.

The signing of the cooperation of Pacific Royale Airways with a number of  operations conducted in the Singapore Airshow 2012 event at the Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore, Thursday (02/16/2012).

CEO of Pacific Royale Airways, Sukardi said they will run a full service airline service or the premium class.

"Now days an airline that serves premium class there is only one in Indonesia, while the market growth continues to increase so that we will be a new alternative that will take the opportunity that is still quite broad," he said.

The airline will be based in Jakarta with branches in Surabaya, Batam and Medan. Those three cities will form a connective network of connections to several cities in the vicinity.

Sukardi – the former Vice President of the Garuda Indonesia Group - said they were optimistic with the available market. Pacific Royale Airways will operate the Airbus A320 from Jakarta to the main city branch, while the connections to other cities will be served by Fokker 50 aircraft.

Seriousness in the premium class is shown by the work with entertainment and communications design firm from the United States, Lumexis Corporation. In addition, Pacific Royale Airways will also work closely with Abacus International will handle information technology, especially in Internet-based ticketing system.
For operations, Royal Pacific Airways plans to bring four Airbus A320 for domestic lines and one Airbus A330-300 to regional and international lines. As for feeder, will be used five Fokker F50.

When operating in March 2012, the airline will operate two A320 and two F50. Pacific Royale Airways’ Chairman, Tarun Trikha said they were optimistic the passenger market in Indonesia is on the rise. "We will take the upper middle class market big enough. Indonesia is the most populous country after China, India, and the United States. Growth upper middle class is quite high," said Tarun.

As a new player in the premium class, Pacific Royale Airways will compete with Garuda Indonesia, which has been present for decades.