Indonesia AirAsia

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Indonesia AirAsia
AirAsia New Logo.svg
Founded December 2004 (as Awair)
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
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]


  • 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]


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


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
Airbus A320neo

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