Country Insight: #6 – Indonesia

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Stick or Twist? One of Indonesia’s state airport operators wants to develop airports in Africa, but could well do better by remaining focused on its home market

Angkasa Pura II (AP II), one of the two (with Angkasa Pura I) state-owned airport operators in Indonesia, has said it will target African countries…..

Europe is the most aspirational destination for South-East Asian travellers with ‘prestigious’ countries the priority

The scenic beauty, natural landscapes, diversity of cultural attractions and the good weather have been identified among the reasons why Europe remains the most aspirational…..

Indonesian LCC Citilink takes the long-haul plunge with A330-900neos that were intended for WOW air

Indonesia’s Citilink is poised to become the fourth LCC competing in the Asia-Europe market from Dec-2019, when it aims to launch services from Jakarta to…..

Bali could still get a controversial second international airport, initially just for budget airline flights, but is it really practical and will it ultimately get investor backing?

Bali’s Governor I Wayan Koster has once again reaffirmed the provincial government’s commitment to developing a second international airport on the island; one focused on…..

After four attempts in five years, Garuda Indonesia is set to finally pull the plug on its unprofitable London link

Garuda Indonesia is again suspending services to London, ending the latest chapter in a colourful saga that began five years ago. A permanent suspension is…..

Bali gets cheaper for Australians as airline competition intensifies

Competition in the Adelaide-Bali market has intensified with the launch of services from Malindo Air and additional capacity from Jetstar. The overall Australia-Bali market is…..

The Indonesia-Vietnam market finally gets a nonstop service as VietJet prepares to launch Ho Chi Minh-Bali

VietJet has announced plans to launch services to Bali next month, providing the first nonstop link between Vietnam and Indonesia. The decision to make Bali…..

An Indonesian airline and airport marriage? Garuda and airport operators Angkasa Pura I and II could be integrated into single aviation holding company

Indonesia’s Minister of State Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno revealed recently that the ministry is considering integrating the airline Garuda Indonesia, and airport operators Angkasa Pura…..

Indonesia-China market loses business class option

Premium options for corporate customers travelling between Indonesia and Greater China will be limited this summer as Garuda Indonesia deploys all-economy aircraft. Indonesia’s flag carrier…..

Malaysia Airlines pursues expansion in Indonesia with four new secondary destinations

Malaysia Airlines plans to double the size of its Indonesian network with the launch of services to Kertajati, Padang, Pekanbaru and Solo. While the new…..