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EU Checks Garuda Indonesia

November 1st, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The European Union (EU) Commission team will come to Jakarta to check PT Garuda Indonesia’s safety standards this November. The checking is a part of the evaluation on the Indonesian aircraft’s travel ban from flying to Europe, which has been effective since July 6. The travel ban is evaluated every three months. It is scheduled that the team from the EU will be in Indonesia between November 5 and 9 by the invitation from the Transportation Department.

Garuda Urged to Open Direct Jakarta-Darwin Flight Service

September 26th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

Garuda Indonesia should open a direct flight service between Darwin and Jakarta in view of the high economic potential of Australia’s Northern Territory and Darwin’s need to have an air link with Asian cities via Jakarta, according to a Garuda official. Darwin is seen as an isolated city in Australia. It seems only logical considering next year will be Visit Indonesia Year.

Mandala Air Expands Routes: Bali

September 23rd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

mandala.jpg Indonesia’s Mandala Airlines have announced three new routes from their new secondary air hub of Bali with the addition of Denpasar-Jogjakarta, Denpasar-Banjarmasin (Kalimantan) and Denpasar-Balikpapan (Kalimantan) - effective October 1, 2007.

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Adam Air Picking Up After Slump

September 13th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The number of passengers flying on low-cost carrier Adam Air has picked up after a significant slump immediately after the crash of one of its planes earlier this year, a corporate executive said.

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Lombok International Airport to open in 2010

September 9th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

PT Angkasa Pura I is targeting to commence operations of a new international airport in Lombok, Bali’s near neighbor to the east, by 2010. To be built at an estimated cost of Rp. 665 billion (approximately US$72.3 million), the new airport for Lombok will be located in the central province of that island as Bali Discovery explains.

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Ngurah Rai International Airport Unsatisfactory: Bali

September 8th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 2 Comments »

A survey conducted by the Indonesian Consumer Council Foundation (YLKI) of Jakarta and the Consumers Protection Bureau (LPK) in Bali reveals that 72.5% of the people who use Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport are unsatisfied with the level of service provided by Island’s sole airport.

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U.S. to Lift Travel Warnings: Bali

September 3rd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The U.S. will soon lift its travel warning to Bali as the Ngurah Rai
international airport
has met international security standards — a move that will hopefully give a considerable boost to tourism.

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Shortage of Flights Threaten Bali Tourism

August 29th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

As a record total of foreign tourists visit Bali, the number of Australians holidaying there is also gradually improving. But the Balinese tourism industry says it’s not just the recent bird flu deaths that are the biggest hurdle to full recovery. Hoteliers and tourists say the main problem is the lack of seat availability on flights, particularly between Bali and the east coast of Australia.

Cheap Flights to Java from Bali

August 25th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Recently launched flight service connecting Bali (Denpasar) and the East Java city of Malang recorded 100% load factors over its initial launch period which coincided with Indonesian national school holiday periods.

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Indonesian Airlines Pursue IATA Standard

August 15th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Several Indonesian airlines have pledged to join the “extra-tough’ audit program of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to improve their safety reputation.

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