Indonesia Air Transport

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Indonesia Air Transport
Indonesia Air Transport logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1968
Hubs Halim Perdanakusuma Airport
Secondary hubs Kalimantan
Fleet size 4
Destinations 3 scheduled
Parent company MNC Media
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia Air Transport (IAT or sometimes called INDOSAT) is an airline and aviation company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It provides a wide range of aviation services to both the on and offshore oil, gas and mining industries within Indonesia and South-east Asia. Its main base is Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta.[1] The company also maintain a secondary hub for its oil & gas industry clients in Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport, East Kalimantan, and operates limited scheduled services from Ngurah Rai International Airport on the island of Bali to the islands of Lombok and Flores. Indonesia Air Transport is listed in category 1 by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality.[2] The Company provides air passenger and cargo transportation, aircraft hiring and leasing services, aircraft repairs, and training facilities. IAT also supplies aviation technical equipment and spare parts. It operates various types of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.[3]

Other operations include tourism charter work, photo mapping and magnometer survey missions, executive jet services, medical and medevac operation support, air cargo requirements including operations from short or unimproved airstrips, maintenance facilities in Jakarta and Balikpapan and East Kalimantan. Indonesia Air Transport has certification from the Department of Transportation of Republic Indonesia and Eurocopter claims over 20,000 safe flight hours on helicopter SA365 Dauphin C2.[4]


The airline was established and started operations in 1968, initially for state oil company Pertamina and its foreign oil production sharing contractors. The airline is operated by PT Indonesia Air Transport Tbk and the company is currently listed on the Jakarta (JKT) Stock exchange (IDXIATA).[3]

PT Global Transport Services,[5] a subsidiary of PT Bhakti Investama Tbk (MNC Media Group) and PT Global Mediacom Tbk, the southeast Asia's largest and most integrated media group, is owner of PT Indonesia Air Transport Tbk.[6] In March 2007 the company had 246 employees.[1] In 2010 the company was reported as having 232 employees.[7]


An IAT Fokker 50 parked at Labuan Bajo's Komodo Airport
IAT Cessna 404 at Perth Airport (1999).
IAT Beech Super King Air at Perth Airport (early 1990s).

In October 2008 IAT was offering scheduled services from Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport DPS to Selaparang Airport AMI at Mataram on the island of Lombok; and to Labuan Bajo's Komodo Airport on the island of Flores. In September 2010 the DPS-AMI services were still being operated with Fokker 50 aircraft.[8] On 1 October 2011 all arriving and departing Lombok were relocated to the new Lombok International Airport.[9]


Current Fleet[edit]

As of August 2017 the Indonesia Air Transport fleet includes the following aircraft:[10]

Indonesia Air Transport Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 42-300QC 1
ATR 42-500 2
Embraer Legacy 600 1
Total 4

Former Fleet[edit]

According to the Directorate General of Ciivil Aviation in September 2010 the Indonesia Air Transport fleet consisted of 21 aircraft.[11] As a total of 32 aircraft appear on charter availability lists possibly IAT are dry leasing some further aircraft such as the Short's, the Grumman Gulfstream I, and the Squirrels. [12][13]

Indonesia Air Transport Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Routes
Dauphin AS-350BA Squirrel Helicopter 2 0 6 Charter operations/these aircraft are not currently registered to IAT
Dauphin SA 365 N2 Helicopter 3 0 12 Charter operations
Eurocopter EC 135 P2 Helicopter 1 0 13 Charter operations
Eurocopter EC 155 B1 Helicopter 3 0 13 Charter operations
Eurocopter EC 155 B Helicopter 1 0 13 Charter operations
Dauphin SA 365 DAU Helicopter 3 0 12 Charter operations
Bell 212 (IFR) Twin Two Twelve Helicopter 2 0 12 Charter operations/these aircraft are not currently registered to IAT
Aérospatiale Lama SA-315B Helicopter 1 0 4 Charter operations/this aircraft is not currently registered to IAT
Dassault Falcon DA-20F 1 0 9 Charter
Citation 111 CE-650 1 0 8 Charter operations/this aircraft is not currently registered to IAT
Fokker 50 1[14] 0 58 Domestic routes
Fokker F27 1 0 34 Domestic routes/possible charter operations, registered to IAT as PK-TSJ
ATR 42-300QC 1[14] 0 45 Domestic routes/charter operations
ATR 42-500 2[14] 0 36 Charter operations
Grumman Gulfstream I, G159 1 0 19 Charter operations/this aircraft is not currently registered to IAT
Short's Skyvan SC7-2 4 0 18 Charter operations/these aircraft are not currently registered to IAT
Beechcraft 1900D Airliner 2 0 18 Charter operations
Embraer Legacy 600 1[14] 0
Total 30 0 Last updated: August 2016

At August 2006 the airline also operated:[15]


In September 2012, the company has proposing to change its aviation business licence (Surat Izin Usaha Pererbangan) to Transportation Ministry for including medium class regular flight with Husein Sastranegara International Airport, Bandung as the hub.[16] Initial regular flight occurred on February 22, 2013 from Bandung to Medan.

EU aviation blacklist[edit]

Indonesia Air Transport is currently banned from operating in European airspace. The ban was imposed by the European Commission in consultation with member states' aviation authorities after Indonesia Air Transport was found unsafe to conduct operations anywhere in European airspace.[17][18]


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 93. 
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  3. ^ a b Company description, downloaded 19.9.2010
  4. ^ Pt Indonesia Air Transport - Services accessed 18 September 2010
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  8. ^ Flight stats for AMI downloaded 19.10.2010
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  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 16. 
  11. ^ IAT The Fleet Retrieved; 19 September 2010.
  12. ^ Air charter Retrieved; 19 September 2010.
  13. ^ Directorate General of Ciivil Aviation Republic of Indonesia-Aircraft registered to PT. Indonesia Air Transport Accessed 19.9.2010
  14. ^ a b c d "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 16. 
  15. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  16. ^ "November 2012, Indonesia Air Transport Beroperasi". September 20, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2016-02-07. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  18. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2013-10-24. 

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