Trigana Air Service

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Trigana Air Service
Trigana Air Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1991
Operating bases Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Fleet size 15
Destinations 21
Company slogan We Serve you Here, There, and Everywhere
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia
Key people Capt. Rubijanto Adisarwono (President Director)

Trigana Air Service is an airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia.[1]


The company commenced operations in early 1991 with two Beechcraft B200C King Air fixed-wing aircraft, and by the end of that year had added two licence-built Bell 412SP helicopters. They also operate 2 ATR aircraft for Hainan Airlines from Sanya to Haikou and Hanoi.[2]


Trigana Air Service flies to 21 destinations throughout Indonesia.[3]


A Trigana Air ATR 42 at Labuan Bajo Airport, Indonesia. (2008) This aircraft crashed on 16 August 2015.

As of August 2015 the Trigana Air Service fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4]

Trigana Air fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
ATR 42-300 5[5] 0 50
ATR 72-200 3 0 72
Boeing 737-400 1 0 168
Boeing 737-200 3 0 114
Boeing 737-300F 5 0 Full cargo version
Total 17 0

EU aviation blacklist[edit]

Trigana Air Service is currently banned from operating in European Union airspace. The ban was imposed on all Indonesian airlines (by now several have been exempted) by the European Commission in 2007 in consultation with member states' aviation authorities.[6][7]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Aircraft operated by Trigana Air have been involved in 14 serious incidents, 10 of which resulted in hull loss.[8]

  • On 21 April 2002, a Trigana Air Service Antonov An-72, registered as ES-NOP, was carrying out a chartered cargo service from Sentani Airport, Jayapura to Wamena Airport, Wamena. The plane was carrying 4 people, a Lithuanian pilot, Estonian co-pilot, Russian Flight Engineer, and a Load Master (Nationality undetermined). While landing in Wamena, the front compartment of the Antonov An-72 suddenly caught fire. All aboard were evacuated safely from the plane.[9]
  • On 25 May 2002, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter registered PK-YPZ crashed in heavy rain whilst carrying supplies for the local town. All four passengers and both crew members lost their lives.[10]
  • On 11 February 2010, Trigana Air Service Flight 162, operated by an ATR 42-300 registered PK-YRP, force landed in a paddy field near Balikpapan after both engines failed in-flight. All 52 passengers and crew on board survived.[11]
  • On 8 April 2012, a DHC-6 Twin Otter carrying eight passengers and crew had several shots fired at it whilst landing at Mulia Airport in Papua province on a flight from Nabire. Both pilots received injuries which led them to lose control of the aircraft, which veered into an airport building.[12] Of the eight passengers and crew aboard one was killed and four were injured.[13]
  • On 16 August 2015, Trigana Air Service Flight 257, operated by an ATR 42-300 registered PK-YRN, lost contact just before 3pm local time after taking off from Sentani airport in Papua's capital Jayapura on a flight to Oksibil. Its wreckage was found by villagers in the Bintang highlands region of Oksibil.[14] All 49 passengers and 5 crew members were killed in the accident.[15][16]


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