Air Timor

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Not to be confused with Timor Air.
Air Timor
IATA ICAO Callsign
6C 586 -
Founded 2007
Hubs Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport
Focus cities Denpasar, Singapore
Fleet size 0
Destinations 3
Headquarters Dili, East Timor
Website Air Timor

Air Timor is an airline based in Dili, East Timor.

Air Timor (Air Timor S.A.) is East Timor's only operating airline company, providing regular scheduled services from Dili to Singapore and Dili to Bali under separate charter arrangements. As of May 2015 it has no aircraft under its own registry. The airline has been said to have a defined strategy to become East Timor’s International and Domestic Airline.

The airline is registered as a public stock holding company (in East Timor) and has numerous domestic public investors. The Board of Directors comprises three Timorese representatives, including the Chairman, and one Australian and Singapore director each. The head office of Air Timor is located at Dili International Airport, and an administrative and operational office has been established at Changi International Airport, with a representative office in Perth, Western Australia.

History[edit]

Prior to operating in Timor-Leste Air Timor first commenced its corporate life as charter airline under the name Austasia Airlines, operating charters between Australia and Indonesia from 2001 until 2007. In 2007 it relocated to East Timor, and Austasia Airlines was registered there as well as in Singapore. Following approval from the Timorese Government, Austasia Airlines commenced its first scheduled charter flights from Singapore to Dili in August 2008, operating a twice weekly schedule on Tuesday and Saturday with a wet-leased Airbus A319 aircraft from SilkAir. In late 2009 they commenced flying 3 Days a week on the SIN-DIL-SIN route.

In 2010 Austasia Airlines lodged its application to become a national company and change its name to Air Timor S. A., which was approved by the East Timor government.

In Oct 2014 they commenced operations from Bali, Indonesia direct to Dili, under another charter operation.

Since 2010 there have been discussions for domestic flight operations using a Cessna Grand Caravan EX 208B to serve domestic airfields also.

One of the key objectives of the company is to train, educate and employ Timorese people in all facets of the Aviation Industry, and play a strong role in developing tourism in East Timor.

Destinations List[edit]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Australia Darwin Darwin Airport Terminated
East Timor Dili Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport Hub
East Timor Suai Suai Airport Terminated
Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport Terminated
Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport Terminated
Indonesia Kupang El Tari Airport Terminated
Indonesia Yogyakarta Yogyakarta International Airport Terminated
Singapore Singapore Singapore Airport
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Jacksons Airport Terminated
Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminated
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon International Airport Terminated
Portugal Porto Porto Airport Terminated
Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport Terminated

Fleet[edit]

Air Timor currently operates no aircraft under its own registry. It charters a SilkAir Airbus A319 for the Singapore-Dili route, and one Airbus A320 operated by Citilink for the Denpasar-Dili route.

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