Aviastar (Indonesia)

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Aviastar
Aviastar (Indonesia) logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
VIT AVIASTAR
Founded 2003
Operating bases
Fleet size 8
Destinations 30
Company slogan Fly Safe And Comfort
Headquarters East Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Key people
Website www.aviastar.biz

PT Aviastar Mandiri, operating as Aviastar is an Indonesian growing domestic passenger airline based in East Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established on 12 June 2000 by Capt. Sugeng Triyono and his 4 colleagues which started as helicopter charter services company with various leased helicopters. Since 2003 Aviastar began operating fix wing aircraft with 2 units of DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otters and began to drop its rotary wings operations.

Aviastar now is an established company dealing with air transportation services either for chartered flights or schedule flights and currently operates 4 units of DHC-6-300 and 3 units of BAe 146-200 with plan to order 3 units more of DHC-6-300 to add in its fleet before end of 2013.

Its main operation base is located in Jakarta (CGK) with other operation bases in Palangkaraya (PKY), Balikpapan (BPN), Makassar (UPG), Nabire (NBX) and Denpasar (DPS).

Destinations[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Aviastar also serves 36 routes in commercial and government subsidiary pioneer flights, which the following domestic Indonesian destinations are some of them :

Fleet[edit]

Aviastar BAe 146-200 at Muara Bungo Airport in 2012

The Aviastar fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[3]

Aviastar Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
British Aerospace 146-200 3 2
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 5

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 9 April 2009, an Aviastar BAe 146-300 PK-BRD, crashed to a mountain near Wamena, Papua, Indonesia, after a failed second approach for landing at Wamena Airport.[4]
  • On 2 October 2015, an Aviastar DHC-6 Twin Otter, registered as PK-BRM, operating Aviastar Flight 7503 with three crew members and seven passengers on board, crashed near Palopo 11 minutes after takeoff. The passengers were 4 adults, 2 children, and 1 baby.[5] There were no survivors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indonesia: Aviastar Mandiri". AirlineUpdate.com. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us". Aviastar. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. Puri Sentra Niaga Blok B No. 29 Jalan Raya Kalimalang Jakarta Timur 13620 Indonesia 
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 16. 
  4. ^ Hradecky, Simon (23 April 2009). "Crash: Aviastar Mandiri B463 at Wamena on Apr 9th 2009, impacted mountain on second approach". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Kurniawan, Tri Yari (2 October 2015). "Pesawat Aviastar Rute Masamba-Makassar Hilang Kontak". Tempo.co. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 

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