Indonesian carrier BBN Airlines awarded airline operator certificate

BBN Airlines Indonesia plane

BBN Airlines Indonesia is the latest addition to the country’s aviation industry and will specialise in the provision of aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI), air charter, and air freight services.

ACMI is considered relatively new in Indonesia, and there are very few service providers. BBN Airlines Indonesia is expected to give an extra boost to support the ever-growing aviation needs in the region.

BBN Airlines Indonesia was awarded an Airline Operator Certificate (AOC) issued by the ministry of transportation at the end of August.

By completing all certification stages, it was declared qualified after having fully met all technical and safety requirements to be granted an AOC, and therefore can immediately conduct commercial flights.

Martynas Grigas, airline chairman, said: “The AOC is a testament to our serious commitment and readiness to support Indonesia’s aviation needs, in all sectors from airlines, tour operators, and cargo, to logistics.

“We have witnessed a high demand for aircraft provision, especially during high seasons such as Umrah, Haj, Eid, and other special holidays that result in a large surge in goods distribution, and we have conducted thorough research on that.

“This is why we are confident that this is an excellent opportunity for us to be able to give much-needed support to the airline, logistics, and tour operator companies so that, in return, they can give customers a fast, reliable, safe and comfortable service.”

He added: “ACMI providers are still a rarity, especially in Asia. We are offering wet lease as well as mixed-crews or damp lease that can be custom tailored to the client’s specific needs.”

Immediately following the issuance of its AOC, BBN Airlines Indonesia will operate a fleet consisting of two Boeing 737-800F specialising in air freight services.

The carrier said the ACMI services it provides offer full solutions to the needs of Indonesian airline companies.

Focusing on flexibility, reliability, and safety, BBN Airlines Indonesia offers a wide range of options from experienced crew, clockwork-like maintenance, and comprehensive insurance coverage needed by a partner company to run a safe and efficient operation.

The second service it offers is air charter flights. This service directly answers the growing needs of travellers in Indonesia who have unique needs and requirements.

BBN Airlines will provide a service that can be custom-tailored according to the travellers’ need for a personalised trip purpose, it added.

Air freight service is the third service the airline offers, which provides for the increasing volumes of e-commerce, in Indonesia and and around the world.

Image credit: BBN Airlines Indonesia