|Commenced operations||11 December 2013|
|Hubs||Soekarno-Hatta International Airport|
Juanda International Airport
|Parent company||Sriwijaya Air|
|Key people||Jefferson Jauwena, CEO Chandra Lie, President Commissioner|
NAM Air is an Indonesian airline based in Jakarta that commenced its operation on 11 December 2013. Headquartered in Central Jakarta, the airline acting as feeder of its parent company, Sriwijaya Air, using 10 B737-500 Winglets with 8 Executive Class seats and 112 Economy Class seats and 5 ATR-72-600s. In 26 September 2013, its parent company Sriwijaya Air announces for purchasing up to 100 R-80 regional planes for its future operations. The airline is listed as a Category 1 airline by Indonesia's Civil Aviation Authority, the highest status that can be achieved for operational safety.
In its original plan, NAM Air had been projected as a full-service airline carrier to compete with Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air's full-service arm, Space Jet Aviation, later renamed Batik Air. This plan was scrapped and changed to a feeder for Sriwijaya Air having the same scheme as what Lion Air with its Wings Air has currently, and, in the 1990s, Garuda Indonesia with Merpati. Sriwijaya Air serves main routes, while NAM Air serves its secondary routes.
On 26 September 2013, NAM Air was officially introduced as a subsidiary of Sriwijaya Air planned on having its first flight on October 2013; a plan later postponed because AOC had not been issued by the Indonesia Ministry of Transportation. NAM Air acquired its AOC on 29 November 2013 and flew its maiden flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on 11 December 11, 2013. First commercial flight later follows from Jakarta to Pontianak, and Pontianak to Yogyakarta in 19 December 2013.
NAM Air is named after Chandra Lie's father, Lo Kui Nam. The NAM acronym has also been used by other Sriwijaya Air group of companies: National Aviation Management (Flying School-better known as NAM Flying School), National Aircrew Management (Cabin Crew Training Center), National Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance)and Negeri Aksara Mandiri (In-flight Magazine).
Founded in 2013, NAM Air is the first and only airline in Indonesia that allows female flight attendants to wear hijab in all regular flights, followed by its parent company, Sriwijaya Air, in November 2015. This has made them to become a few of those airlines to do so in Southeast Asia alongside Royal Brunei Airlines. Other airlines in Indonesia only allow their female flight attendants to use hijab when flying Hajj/Umra flights or flights to Middle East especially to Saudi Arabia.
NAM Air flies domestic routes in Indonesia, and has one international flight to Dili. List of routes flown by NAM Air:
- Java and Lesser Sunda Islands
- Alor Island - (Mali Airport)
- Bali - (Ngurah Rai International Airport)
- Bandung - (Husein Sastranegara International Airport)
- Banyuwangi - (Blimbingsari Airport)
- Bajawa - (Turelelo Soa Airport)
- Bima - (Sultan Muhammad Salahudin Airport)
- Ende - (H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport)
- Jakarta - (Soekarno-Hatta International Airport)
- Labuan Bajo - (Komodo Airport)
- Lewoleba - (Wonopito Airport)
- Kupang - (El Tari International Airport)
- Maumere - (Frans Xavier Seda Airport)
- Ruteng - (Frans Sales Lega Airport)
- Semarang - (Achmad Yani International Airport)
- Surakarta - (Adisumarmo International Airport)
- Surabaya - (Juanda International Airport)
- Tambolaka - (Tambolaka Airport)
- Waingapu - (Umbu Mehang Kunda Airport)
- Yogyakarta - (Adisucipto International Airport)
- Sumatra and Riau Islands
- Sulawesi and Maluku
- West Papua and Papua
- Timor Leste
The NAM Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):
Every Sriwijaya Air Group plane (which includes NAM Air) has a unique name, which can be seen on the nose section. The names are taken from holy book phrases, places, behaviours, and plants or birds. Examples on NAM Air include "Bersinar" (Shiny), "Kehormatan" (Honor), and "Berbagi (Sharing).
EU aviation blacklist
NAM Air was banned from operating in European airspace, appearing on a list of carriers that did not meet necessary safety standards to fly to airports in the European Union. It was removed from the blacklist, along with every other Indonesian airlines, on June 14, 2018.
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