Indonesia AirAsia

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Indonesia AirAsia
AirAsia New Logo (2020).svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1999; 23 years ago (1999)
(as Awair)
Commenced operations22 June 2000; 22 years ago (2000-06-22)
(as Awair)
1 December 2005; 16 years ago (2005-12-01)
(as Indonesia AirAsia)
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer programBIG
Fleet size25
Parent companyPT Fersindo Nusaperkasa
HeadquartersTangerang, Banten, Indonesia
Key people
An Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 in Turn Back Crime livery

PT Indonesia AirAsia, operating as Indonesia AirAsia, is a low-cost airline based in Tangerang, 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 in Jakarta.[2] Indonesia Air Asia, along with many Indonesian airlines, was previously banned from flying to the EU due to safety concerns. However, the ban was lifted in July 2010.[3] Indonesia AirAsia is listed in category 1 by the Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality.[4]


As Awair[edit]

The airline was established as Awair (Air Wagon International) in 1999 by Abdurrahman Wahid, chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama. It is the largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia. He had a 40% stake in the airline which he relinquished after being elected president of Indonesia in late October 1999. It started operations on 22 June 2000 with Airbus A300, A310 and A320 aircraft, but all flights were suspended in March 2002. Awair restarted operating domestically within Indonesia as an associate of AirAsia in January 2005.

As Indonesia AirAsia[edit]

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 the old 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.[5]

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.[6]

By 11 October 2012 the deal between AirAsia Berhad, Fersindo Nusaperkasa (Indonesia AirAsia) and PT Metro Batavia had reversed.[7]

When the cancellation of the planned takeover between Batavia and AirAsia was announced 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.[8]

Corporate affairs[edit]

The airline's head office is in Tangerang, adjacent to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.[9] It has the AirAsia logo on its roof and uses natural lighting. As of 2013 over 2,000 employees work there. Prior to the building's 2013 opening, the airline's employees worked in several offices in Jakarta.[10] They were divided between Terminal 1A of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Soewarna, and Menara Batavia.[9]

On 28 June 2016, Indonesia AirAsia launched the Auto Bag Drop facility at Ngurah Rai International Airport.[11]

On 12 August 2016, AirAsia Indonesia moved its flight operations from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport.[12]

On 2 May 2019, AirAsia Indonesia inaugurates Lombok as its fifth hub in Indonesia in addition to its existing hubs in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Ngurah Rai International Airport, Kuala Namu International Airport and Juanda International Airport.[13]

In July 2021, the company announced that it will temporarily stop all flights for a month from 6 July 2021 to support the government's effort to limit a spike in COVID-19 cases.[14]


An Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 about to land at Ngurah Rai International Airport

As of October 2019, Indonesia AirAsia serves the following destinations:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Australia Perth Perth Airport
Indonesia Balikpapan Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport
Banda Aceh Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport
Bandung Husein Sastranegara International Airport
Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport Hub
Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport Hub
Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport
Makassar Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport
Mataram Lombok International Airport Hub
Medan Kualanamu International Airport Hub
Padang Minangkabau International Airport
Palembang Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport
Pekanbaru Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport
Pontianak Supadio International Airport
Semarang Achmad Yani International Airport
Silangit Sisingamangaraja XII International Airport
Solo Adisumarmo International Airport
Sorong Eduard Osok Airport
Surabaya Juanda International Airport Hub
Tanjungpandan H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport
Yogyakarta Yogyakarta International Airport
Malaysia Johor Bahru Senai International Airport
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Penang Penang International Airport
Singapore Singapore Changi Airport
Thailand Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport


Current fleet[edit]

Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200

As of July 2021, the Indonesia AirAsia fleet consists of the following aircraft:[15]

Indonesia AirAsia fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 25 5 180
Total 25 5

Former fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

Special liveries[edit]

Registration Livery Aircraft
PK-AXD Colours of Indonesia livery Airbus A320-200
PK-AXU Lombok livery Airbus A320-200
PK-AXV Wonderful Indonesia livery Airbus A320-200
PK-AZI "Let's Go To Belitung" livery Airbus A320-200
PK-AZN Dnars Indonesia livery Airbus A320-200

Incidents and accidents[edit]

PK-AXC, the aircraft involved in Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, seen landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport in April 2014
  • On 28 December 2014, Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, an Airbus A320-216 registered PK-AXC (MSN 3648) with 155 passengers and seven crew on board, crashed into the Java Sea whilst en route from Juanda International Airport, Surabaya to Changi International Airport, Singapore, killing all 162 on board. Regulatory licenses for the Surabaya-Singapore route as well as Medan-Palembang route have been suspended for Indonesia AirAsia since January 2015 due to suspected licensing breaches; however, the Medan-Palembang route has been resumed.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indonesia AirAsia names new chief executive".
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 93.
  3. ^ "List of airlines banned within the EU". European Commission's "Transport" website. Archived from the original on 5 August 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
  4. ^ :: Directorate General Of Civil Aviation :: Archived 22 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "AirAsia Indonesia to Sell around 20 Pct Stake Via IPO -". Archived from the original on 6 March 2011.
  6. ^ Bernama Media – Mon, 30 July 2012 (30 July 2012). "Indonesia May Cancel Airasia's Acquisition of Batavia Air - Yahoo! News Malaysia". Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  7. ^ Linda Silaen; Abhrajit Gangopadyay (11 October 2012). "Batavia Air CEO: AirAsia Drops Plan to Buy Carrier". - from 2012 Dow Jones&Company. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  8. ^ Francezka Nangoy (16 October 2012). "AirAsia, Batavia Air Choose Alliance Over Acquisition". Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  9. ^ a b "AirAsia Indonesia Resmikan Kantor Pusat Baru" (Archived 30 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine). AirAsia. 27 December 2014. Retrieved on 30 December 2014. "Kantor baru yang terletak di belakang Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, Cengkareng, tepatnya di Jl. Marsekal Suryadarma, Tangerang, Banten, itu juga menjadi rumah baru bagi seluruh karyawan AirAsia Indonesia yang sebelumnya berkantor di Terminal 1A Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta, Menara Batavia, dan Soewarna."
  10. ^ "AirAsia Indonesia Officiates New Headquarters in Jakarta" (Archived 30 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine). AirAsia. 27 December 2013. Retrieved on 30 December 2014.
  12. ^ "AirAsia Relocates Operations from the Old Terminal 3 to Terminals 2E and 2F at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport | AirAsia".
  13. ^ Pratomo, Harwanto Bimo (2 May 2019). "AirAsia Jadikan Lombok Hub Baru, Ke-5 di Indonesia". Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  14. ^ Reuters Staff (3 July 2021). "AirAsia Indonesia to stop flights for a month from July 6". Reuters. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  15. ^ "indonesia AirAsia Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  16. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A320-216 PK-AXC Karimata Strait". Retrieved 11 June 2021.

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