Private airline Sky Aviation is ready to provide charter flights for two oil companies using its Fokker 50 twin turboprop aircraft from the Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta, an executive said on Wednesday.
Sky Aviation general manager marketing Sutito Zainudin said the charter flights for Titan Oil and North Sokang Oil would begin at the end of August.
All set: Sky Aviation general manager marketing Sutito Zainudin (left) talks with promotion advisor Daniel Henry Pharel in front of a Fokker 50 twin turboprop aircraft at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta on Wednesday. (JP/Berto Wedhatama)
He said the flights will be conducted three times per week, connecting Halim airport with Ranai Airport in Natuna, Riau Islands.
Speaking on the sidelines of a breaking-the-fast gathering and a ceremony to mark the charter flights, Sutito refused to reveal the contract value, other than saying that “it would be beneficial for all parties involved”.
Currently, Sky Aviation has 10 aircraft serving both commercial and charter flights.
For commercial flights beginning on Friday, Sky Aviation will use a Boeing 737-300. The aircraft will fly the Jakarta-Batam-Natuna route on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. While on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the aircraft will be flying the Jakarta-Pekanbaru-Batam-Bandung route.
Instead of flying out of Halim airport, Sky Aviation is using the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten, to serve its commercial flight passengers.
The airline’s fleet of 10 aircraft also includes Cessna Grand Caravan, Cirrus SR20 and SR22, as well as the aforementioned Boeing 737-300 and Fokker 50.
Sky Aviation is scheduled to receive three Sukhoi Super Jet 100s in October from a total order of 12 aircrafts. (rbw/nvn)
Source from : http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/08/08/sky-aviation-serve-more-charter-commercial-routes.html