Great new for travellers wishing to enter Indonesia from South-East Asia as now they can enter through Palembang in south Sumatra at the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin International Airport. Medan in central Sumatra is another entry point but if you want to visit the fascinating areas around southern Sumatra then this […]

Visa on Arrival now available in Palembang: South Sumatra

The domestic airline industry is becoming more competitive with PT Eka Sari Lorena Airlines (Lorena Air) soon to enter the market hit hard by increasing fuel prices. Lorena Air, which is a subsidiary of transportation company Lorena Group, is scheduled to fly its first two Boeing 737-300 aircraft on June […]

Lorena Air to Start Flying Jakarta-Surabaya in June

In what is seen as a boost to tourism in Kalimantan, Garuda Indonesia will fly from Jakarta to Pontianak three times a day to cater to rising demand for air services. Currently, Garuda serves the route once per day. Garuda had filed an application to the operator of Supadio Airport […]

Garuda Indonesia to Fly Jakarta to Pontianak

Indonesia will remain on the European Commission’s list of countries whose airlines are banned from entering the EU, the commission announced Friday. Joining Indonesia on the list, updated for the seventh time since it was first introduced in 2006, are Ukrainian airline Ukraine Cargo Airways and all operations by Congolese […]

EU to Keep Ban on Indonesian Airlines

AirAsia has reported that it has officially launched its new service between Jakarta, Indonesia and Kuching, Malaysia. The new service is expected to operate three times a week. AirAsia has also announced that it will also introduce daily flights to Macau and Penang, starting May 15, 2008 according to Datamonitor. […]

AirAsia Launches New Service between Jakarta and Kuching

New Airbus airplanes will help Mandala Airlines reach its goal of carrying 25 percent more passengers this year. Mandala Airlines head Diono Nurjadin said from 2009 the airline would operate with only two types of Airbus — the A-320, capable of carrying 180 passengers, and the A-319, capable of carrying […]

Mandala Airlines Targets Increase in Passengers

It had to happen eventually. Adam Air has finally been grounded after numerous incidents, the latest being Adam Air Plane with 175 people on board skidding off the runway in foul weather in Batam last week. Sources in the Transporrt Ministry quoted that they decided to revoke Adam Air’s operational […]

Adam Air Banned from Flying

So many times I have been ‘plane-delayed’ at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta, and of course I have used the airport as a transit point to other islands in the archipelago. So, it’s only natural that when nature calls, off you go. I have never found a clean western toilet in […]

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Toilets Poor: Jakarta, West Java