Air Efata

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Air Efata
AirEfataIndonesia.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
- EIJ EFATA
Founded 2005
Commenced operations 9 January 2006
Ceased operations February 2007
Operating bases Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Focus cities Surabaya Juanda International Airport
Destinations 8
Company slogan The Professional Airlines
Parent company Efata Papua Airlines
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia

Air Efata (ICAO: EIJCall sign: EFATA), previously known as Efata Papua Airlines early in its operations, was an airline based in Indonesia. Air Efata was a full-service airline, offering a choice of Deluxe Class and Economy Class, and serving hot meals on flights. E-ticketing was available.

Efata Papua Airlines Boeing 727

History[edit]

Air Efata was founded in 2004.[1] Its first flight commenced in early 2004 with one 727-200 from Jakarta to Jayapura. The airline was unable to continue its operations after the aircraft returned to Jakarta. After two years of inactivity, Air Efata recommenced operations on 9 January 2006 with a fleet of MD-83s and MD-88s. Only surviving for a short time, the company had to suspend all service again, and its licence was withdrawn.[1] The CEO and owner of Air Efata committed suicide on January 2007.[2]

In February 2007, the Transportation Ministry delayed license revocation of 11 idle airlines, including PT Efata Papua Airlines, to give restructuring opportunities to the operators.[3] This did not have any outcome for Air Efata.

Destinations[edit]

Air Efata served[citation needed]:

  • Jakarta
  • Surabaya
  • Malang
  • Makassar
  • Ambon
  • Timika
  • Biak
  • Jayapura

Fleet[edit]

As of August 2006 the Efata Papua Airlines fleet included:[4]

On its first ever operation (which was abortive), the airline used :

  • 1 Boeing 727-2H9 from Aviogenex in 04/2005 in full colors. The machine was reviously registered as YU-AKM, then re-registered as PK-EPV.[5]

Air Efata leased the three Boeing-MD83/88 aircraft with a two-class passenger seat configuration from GECAS. Component support was provided by SAS Component Group A/S (a joint venture between ST Aerospace and SAS Technical Services - now named ST Aerospace Solutions (Europe) A/S) of Scandinavia, with engine support by Pratt & Whitney and major maintenance by Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF).

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