AirAsia has announced that it will introduce new direct daily international flights to Medan and Jakarta from Penang, Malaysia. The new service which is set to commence on March 30, 2008, will be AirAsia’s second and third international route from Penang after Bangkok. Currently there are a total of 71 […]

AirAsia to Launch New Services to Medan and Jakarta

The Tolikara regency administration has forged a joint venture with PT Merpati Airlines, investing Rp 7.4 billion (US$822,000) in a Fokker 27 plane to serve the Jayapura-Wamena route.The initial phase of the cooperation, during which all profits will go to the administration, will last seven months.

Papua Enters Venture with Merpati: Jayapura, Papua

Mimika is constructing a new airport to reduce the isolation of remote areas in the regency, says a local official. Chief of the local air transportation office, Markus Raturoma, said the new airport, already under construction, was located in Tsinga village, a mountainous area in Tembagapura, 1.9 kilometers above sea […]

New Airport: Mimika, Papua

The Indonesian Air Force has an excellent but little known air museum in Yogyakarta called the Museum Dirgantara Mandala. The museum is located behind the main Yogyakarta airport. All aircraft are under cover and beautifully maintained in static condition. A tribute to the curator who must work with a very […]

Museum Dirgantara Mandala: Yogyakarta, Central Java

West Nusa Tenggara Governor HL Serinata officially commenced the construction work of Lombok International Airport on Saturday, by laying a foundation stone.The new airport will be located in Tanak Awu village, Central Lombok Regency, around 35 kilometers from Mataram. The ceremony was attended by West Nusa Tenggara provincial officers, Central […]

International Airport Construction : Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

Yogyakarta‘s tourism industry is expected to bounce back this year thanks to the reopening of direct international flights from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by the end of this month, says a tourism official. Yogyakarta Tourism Office head Tazbir said Yogyakarta would recommence direct international flights as local tour operators were convinced […]

Direct International Flights to Reopen: Yogyakarta, Central Jav

Unfortunately the days of obtaining a free 60 day visa on arrival in Indonesia are long gone. Most western travellers have to obtain a VOA or Visa on Arrival. The cost for this is US$10 for a stay up to 7 days and US$25 for a 30 day visa. The […]

Visas to Enter Indonesia

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will reopen the Jakarta – Pontianak flight route beginning October 8, 2007 after it terminated its service to the West Kalimantan provincial capital in 2005 as the Antara News explains.

Garuda to Reopen Jakarta-Pontianak Route

The Transportation Ministry expects at least four national airlines to earn category-one ratings this October after successfully making significant improvements in their flight safety standards. According to the Director General of Air Transportation Budhi M. Suyitno, the four airlines qualifying for category-one or good ratings, namely PT Garuda Indonesia, PT […]

Four Indonesian Airlines Expected to Get Top Safety Ratings