Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-800 for iFly

Filed Under (Repaints) by admin on 11-07-2012

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Finally, Sriwijaya Air adds their fleet with Boeing 737-800NG. This may signs the phasing out of their old classic series, and also the transformation process to operate full service airline. The first aircraft arrived on April 22nd, 2012 with registration PK-CLA. With Midwest Airline livery as a previous operator, PK-CLA repainted with a new Sriwijaya livery and ready to serve with 8 business class seats and 168 economy class seats configuration. This year (2012) Sriwijaya plans 6(six) of Boeing 737-800NG delivery — All in Leased status — and Sriwijaya also agreed to purchase about 20 units of Boeing 737-800NG that will arrive on 2015. Not only the aircraft livery, Sriwijaya also change their Flight Attendant uniforms…hmm..it’s not included in my repaint here..:D

For additional information Sriwijaya Air also planned to add their fleet with Embraer E190 for regional flight and Boeing 737-500W. Way to go!

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Three Airlines Moved to Halim Perdanakusuma

Filed Under (Articles) by admin on 08-07-2012

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Three airlines will be moved to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (WIHH) in the beginning of 2013. This is because Soekarno-Hatta (WIII) as international airport has been operating overcapacity to accommodate commercial flights which come and go from the airport. Angkasa Pura II currently studying the (Halim) airport thoroughly to accommodate more commercial flights next year.  The passengers which passing through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport reached 51.1 million last year, more than 132 percent of its maximum capacity of 22 million passengers a year. This year, the government expects the number to increase by 15 percent to 58.7 million due to high economic activity in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Angakasa Pura II will launch the first phase of the country’s busiest airport expansion, in the second week of July, which will include the construction of a new apron that will enable the airport to park 40 wide-bodied aircraft such as the Boeing 747 series, as well as the development of Terminal 3. And Angkasa Pura II intends to expand the annual passenger handling capacity of Soekarno-Hatta to 71 million in the next few years, in support of the government’s master plan for the acceleration and expansion of Indonesian economic growth (MP3EI).

The three Airlines are Citilink, Merpati Nusantara, and Batik Air (Lion Air’s full service airline). “We will not find any problem in running our operational activities in Halim if there are sufficient facilities to accommodate us. Otherwise, it will bring more problems for the airlines,” said Arif Wibowo, Citilink senior vice president.

Well, hope everything will work fine…

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*Photo taken from Flight Simulator Halim Perdanakusuma (WIHH) scenery made by Dino Irsan

*Source: The Jakarta Post

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