Sky Aviation (Indonesia)

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Sky Aviation
Sky Aviation Logo.jpg
Founded 2010
Ceased operations 2014
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Fleet size 12
Destinations 21
Company slogan Feel The Limitless Sky Experience and Welcome to Our Sky
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia
Website www.sky-aviation.co.id
A view of cabin of the Sukhoi Superjet 100.

Sky Aviation was a regional airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

History[edit]

Sky Aviation was established as an air charter service in 2010 with a fleet of two Cirrus aircraft. After a management change in 2010, the airline expanded its services to a regular scheduled airline.

In 2010 Sky Aviation acquired a Cessna Grand Caravan to service scheduled flights between Surabaya, Banyuwangi and Denpasar. These routes were officially launched in Banyuwangi on December 29, 2010.

In the first quarter of 2011 Sky Aviation acquired Fokker 50 turbo props as new type of fleet. Three Fokker 50 aircraft joined its fleet and entered into service.

On March 29, 2012 Sky Aviation launched its first international route with a turboprop-powered Fokker F-50 airplane to serve Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport, Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands to Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia.[1]

On August 7, 2012, Sky Aviation commenced Boeing 737-300 services flying scheduled flights between Jakarta and Pekanbaru. .[2] The airline also began providing full meal-service aboard its aircraft in collaboration with BreadTalk.[3]

The airline took delivery of the first of 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100 it has ordered,[4] making it the first airline in Indonesia to operate the type.

On March 19, 2014 the Indonesian Transportation and Communication Ministry Tifatul Sembiring confirmed that Sky Aviation would be temporarily suspending its operations effective immediately. The company was reportedly seeking a cash injection from new investors, with a plan to resume operations by March 31, 2014.[5] Sky Aviation requested a third extension of their temporary suspension, but as regulations permitted only two, the Transportation Ministry allocated its routes to other airlines beginning 5 May 2014.[6] On July 22, 2014, it was announced that Sky Aviation was due to resume services after all negotiations had been settled, [7] but as of 2016, the company website remains offline, and the airline fleet continues to be in storage.

Sky Aviation is one of several Indonesian carriers currently banned from operating in European airspace due to the European Commission's concern over the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) ability to provide proper regulatory oversight of the Indonesian airline industry.[8]

Destinations[edit]

 Indonesia

Java[edit]

Sumatra[edit]

Kalimantan[edit]

Sulawesi[edit]

Bali and Nusa Tenggara[edit]

Papua[edit]

 Malaysia[edit]

Fleet[edit]

Sky Aviation Sukhoi Superjet 100

As of December 2013, the Sky Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft:[10]

Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Stored Notes
Cirrus SR-20 1 0 3 0
Cirrus SR-22 1 0 3 0
Cessna Grand Caravan 1 0 9 0
Fokker 50 5 0 50 0
Fokker 100 1 0 109 0
Sukhoi Superjet 100 0 9 12+75 3 Deliveries: 2012-2015 3 delivered planes are stored and orders are cancelled.
Total 12 9

The Sky Aviation fleet is currently in storage pending resumption of operations. [11]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On Aug 27th 2012, a Fokker 50 registration PK-ECD performing flight SYA350 from Tanjung Pinang to Natuna (Indonesia) with 44 people on board, overran the end of runway 18 while landing in Natuna during heavy rain and reduced visibility conditions at about 11:15L (04:15Z). The aircraft came to a stop with all gear on soft ground with the main gear a few meters past the paved surface. There were no injuries on board, and the aircraft sustained only minor damage.[12]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Sky Aviation Launches Pekanbaru-Melaka Service