Dirgantara Air Service

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Dirgantara Air Service
Dirgantara Air Service logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
AW DIR DIRGANTARA
Founded 1971
Ceased operations 2009
Hubs
Fleet size 15 (at closure)[dubious ]
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia

Dirgantara Air Service was an airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It operated scheduled domestic services, as well as charters and aerial work. Its main bases were Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Jakarta, Samarinda Airport, Syamsudin Noor Airport, Banjarmasin and Supadio Airport, Pontianak.[1] Dirgantara Air Service is not listed in any category by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality.[2]

Since 2008, Dirgantara Air Service operation licence is revoked and on March 5, 2013 Central Jakarta Commercial Court declared the company in Bankcruptcy.[3]

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in 1971. It was owned by UDI Upaya Foundation (40%), its employees (30%) and others (40%). At March 2007, it had 232 employees.[1]

In March 2007 Dirgantara Air Service was rated as "holding potential for threatening safety of aviation" by a survey of the Indonesian Transport Ministry, forcing the airline to ground three of its aircraft.[4] Other reports state that Dirgantara Air Service has been grounded.[5][6]

In 2009, Dirgantara Air Service was discontinued.[7]

Destinations[edit]

[citation needed]

Dirgantara Air Service operated scheduled services to the following domestic destinations in January 2005: Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Berau, Datadawai, Ketapang, Long Apung, Long Bawan, Nunukan, Pangkalan Bun, Pontianak, Putussibau, Samarinda (Temindung Airport[Hub]), Sampit, Sintang, Tanjung, Tanjung Selor and Tarakan.

Fleet[edit]

Upon closure, the Dirgantara Air Service fleet included the following aircraft:

Further aircraft included:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 73. 
  2. ^ http://hubud.dephub.go.id/?en+news+detail+1464+8
  3. ^ "Court Declares Dirgantara Air in Bankruptcy". March 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ People's Daily Online 23 March 2007
  5. ^ World News Australia 23 March 2007
  6. ^ Jakarta Post 23 March 2007
  7. ^ Dirgantara Air Service at airlineupdate.com
  8. ^ Dirgantara Air Service fleet at airfleets.net