Indonesia AirAsia

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Indonesia AirAsia
AirAsia New Logo.svg
IATA
QZ
ICAO
AWQ
Callsign
WAGON AIR
Founded December 2004 (as Awair)
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Frequent-flyer program BIG[2]
Fleet size 30
Destinations 16
Company slogan Now Everyone Can Fly
Parent company PT Fersindo Nusaperkasa
Headquarters Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
Key people Dharmadi
Pin Harris
Website www.AirAsia.com
An Indonesia AirAsia Boeing 737-300 taxies at Ngurah Rai International Airport

PT. Indonesia AirAsia (operating as Indonesia AirAsia) is a low-cost airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It operates scheduled domestic, international services and is an Indonesian associate carrier of Malaysian low-fare airline AirAsia. Its main base is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta.[3] Until July 2010, Indonesia Air Asia, along with many Indonesian airlines, was banned from flying to the EU due to safety concerns. However the ban was lifted on July 2010.[4] As of 15 April 2009, all AirAsia domestic flights from Jakarta started operating from terminal 3 but the international flights continues to operate from terminal 2D.[5] Prior to moving to T3, the airline flew from Terminal 1C. Indonesia AirAsia is listed in category 1 by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality.[6] In 2011, this 100 percent Airbus airline dominated international market in Indonesia by 41.50 percent.[7]

History[edit]

  • As Awair

The airline was established as Awair (Air Wagon International) in 1999 by Abdurrahman Wahid, former chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama Muslim organisation. He had a 40% stake in the airline which he relinquished after being elected president of Indonesia in October 1999. It started operations on 22 June 2000 with Airbus 300/310 aircraft, but all flights were suspended in March 2002. Awair started operating domestically within Indonesia as an associate of AirAsia in December 2004.

  • As Indonesia AirAsia

On 1 December 2005, Awair changed its name to Indonesia AirAsia in line with the other AirAsia branded airlines in the region. AirAsia Berhad has a 49% share in the airline with Fersindo Nusaperkasa owning 51%. Indonesia's laws disallow majority foreign ownership on domestic civil aviation operations.

Indonesia AirAsia in red and white livery

The company appointed CIMB Securities Indonesia and Credit Suisse Securities Indonesia as joint-lead underwriters for the 20 percent IPO in the fourth quarter 2011.[8]

A buy out of Batavia Air was announced on 26 July 2012. It was to be in two stages with AirAsia to buy 76.95% shares form Metro Batavia in a partnership with Fersindo Nusaperkasa (Indonesia AirAsia). By 2013, AirAsia was to acquire the remaining 23.05% held by other shareholders. The acquisition of Batavia Air by AirAsia Berhad and Fersindo created some controversy with Indonesian regulators at the time.[9]

By 11 October 2012 the deal between AirAsia Berhard, Fersindo Nusaperkasa (Indonesia AirAsia) and PT Metro Batavia had reversed.[10]

When the cancellation of the planned takeover between Batavia and AirAsia was announce on 11 October 2012 a joint statement was issued announcing a plan to proceed with an alliance encompassing ground handling, distribution and inventory systems in Indonesia. The statement also announced a plan to deliver operational alliances between Batavia and the Air Asia group.

Batavia and Indonesia Air Asia announced a plan to form a separate joint venture to provide a regional pilot training centre in Indonesia. No details were provided on that new alliance when it was announced in early October 2012.[11]

Destinations[edit]

An Indonesia AirAsia's A320 prior to landing at Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport Pekanbaru
Indonesia AirAsia at Polonia International Airport

Fleet[edit]

An Indonesia AirAsia's Boeing 737-300

as of Mei 2014, the Indonesia AirAsia fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 3.6 years:[14]

Aircraft Total Orders Passenger seats Notes
Airbus A320-200
30
30
180
Airbus A320neo
0
60
180

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