The regulation requires every commercial scheduled airline in Indonesia to have a minimum of 10 aircraft under its fleet, in which 5 must be owned.
On 28 September 2015, Indonesia AirAsia X complied with the regulation by inducting 8 more aircraft to its fleet, bringing the total number of aircraft to 10. With this move, Indonesia AirAsia X is committed as ever to provide high quality services at affordable fares and to continuously support the tourism industry in Indonesia, Australia and other countries where Indonesia AirAsia X will fly to.
Indonesia AirAsia X CEO Dendy Kurniawan said, “With a total of 10 aircraft in our fleet, we have therefore fulfilled the regulatory requirement. We are very appreciative of Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation’s extended support and assistance during the process of complying with the aircraft ownership requirement. We remain highly committed to further expand our network to support the Indonesian aviation as well as tourism industry.”
Indonesia AirAsia X currently operates 5x weekly flights Bali – Melbourne and will commence 5x weekly flights Bali – Sydney on 17 October 2015.