Kalstar Aviation

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Kalstar Aviation
2014 Kalstar Aviation Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
KD KLS KALSTAR
Founded2000
Ceased operations30 September 2017
Hubs
Fleet size12
Destinations18
HeadquartersVilla Melati Mas, Serpong, South Tangerang, Indonesia
Samarinda office: Samarinda Airport, Gatot Subroto Road, Samarinda
Key people
  • Andi Masyhur (CEO)
Websitewww.kalstaronline.com
A Kalstar Aviation Embraer 190

Kalstar Aviation was an airline based in Serpong, Indonesia. The airline was founded as "Kalstar Tour-Travel Co., Ltd" in Samarinda in December 1993 by Andi Masyhur.[1]

History[edit]

Masyhur purchased the airline's first aircraft, an ATR 42, nicknamed KSE, in Bungay on 22 September 2008.

Although initially based in Samarinda, he formally began Kalstar Aviation in Serpong. On Kalstar Samarinda's maiden voyage, the airline flew from Samarinda to Tarakan, and later on to Nunukan.[2] The airline grew quickly. By 2010, it had added another two ATR 42s to its fleet.

In 2013, Kalstar Aviation carried over 1 million passengers. All Kalstar Aviation aircraft carry the "bird" livery on the vertical stabiliser, introduced in the late 2008.[3]

Kalstar Aviation launched the airline's mobile application, dubbed KALSTAR Mobile. Passengers can use the application to check flight arrivals and departures, and check in for their flights. The airline also provides in-flight magazine Kalstar.

On September 30, 2017, Kalstar Aviation has been forced to stops all of its flights inline with the letter of Transportation Ministry for improving its management in technical and finance matters. No timeframe was given for the airline resuming its flights.[4]

Destinations[edit]

KSE, an ATR-42, the first aircraft of Kalstar Aviation, at Samarinda.
Kalstar Aviation ATR-42 KSI
KSI, an ATR-42, the carrier's second aircraft, at Samarinda

 Indonesia[edit]

Java[edit]

Kalimantan[edit]

Nusa Tenggara[edit]

Fleet[edit]

Throughout operations, Kalstar Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft:[5]

KalStar Aviation fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
ATR 42-300 2 2008 2017
ATR 42-320 1 2010 2017
ATR 42-500 1 2015 2017
ATR 72-500 2 2014 2017
ATR 72-600 3 2013 2017
Boeing 737-300 1 2013 2016
Boeing 737-500 2 2011 2015
Embraer ERJ-190LR 1 2015 2017
Embraer ERJ-195LR 2 2015 2017 One was written off

EU aviation blacklist[edit]

Kalstar Aviation is currently banned from operating in European airspace,[6][7] appearing on a list of carriers that do not meet necessary safety standards to fly to airports in the European Union.

Accident & Incidents[edit]

  • On December 21, 2015, Embraer 195LR registered PK-KDC overshot the runway at Kupang Airport while performing duty as KD678 from Ende to Kupang. Everyone onboard survived the incident.[8]
  • On 16 April 2016, ATR 72-500 PK-KSC of Kalstar Aviation flight KD931 was climbing from Banjarmasin to Kotabaru when the crew reported a fire indication in the number 1 engine. The plane returned and landed at Banjarmasin about 15 minutes later. The aircraft stopped on the runway and was evacuated. There were no injuries. Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation confirmed the aircraft suffered an engine fire indication, the engine was shut down.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalstar" (PDF). Kalstar Aviation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Kalstar Bidik Rute Kosong di Kaltim". Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Kalstar Aviation". Aviasi. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  4. ^ Apfia Tioconny Billy (September 30, 2017). "Mulai Hari Ini Penerbangan Kalstar Aviation Dihentikan Sementara".
  5. ^ KalStar Aviation Fleet Details and History
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2016-02-07. Retrieved 2013-10-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2013-10-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Accident: Kalstar E195 at Kupang on Dec 21st 2015, overran runway on landing". Avherald.com.

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