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The Republic of Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 13,500 islands located astride the equator in Southeast Asia. Sumatra, the westernmost major island, lies south of Burma, while Irian Jaya on the island of New Guinea is the country's eastern extreme. The islands command vital sea routes between Australia, Europe, and the Asian mainland and are the principal link between the Indian and Pacific oceans.  Indonesia, formerly part of the Netherlands East Indies, proclaimed its independence on August 17, 1945, after more than 300 years of Dutch control. The largest and capital city is Jakarta
Latest updates
22 January 2016Bintang Sendawar was a Twin Otter operator around the late 2000s [added]
7 October 2015Indonesia AirAsia is to be consolidated into longhaul sister firm Indonesia AirAsia X [update]
11 August 2015Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation says it has revoked the Air Operators Certificates (AOC) of six local carriers - Asco Nusa Air, Air Maleo, Manunggal Air, Nusantara Buena Air, New Jatayu Air and Survai Udara Penas [update]

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AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments
Adam Air (Skyconnection Airlines)

2002 - 2008

Inactive

Adam Air was founded in 2002 by Agung Laksono. Started operations on 19Dec2002 & ceased on 18Mar2008

^ Genealogy -  
Adi Wahana Angkasa Nusantara

2000* - 2009*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aero Malaysia

(2002)

Began?

Aero Malaysia was established in 2002 to take over the collapsed Pelangi's route structure

^ Genealogy -  
Air Aceh

(2010*)

Began?

Air Aceh was founded in Nov2008 but never started services

^ Genealogy -  
Air Bali

1999* - date

Active

Air Bali was formed in 1999

^ Genealogy -  
Air Born

2011* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Efata

2005 - 2006

Inactive

Air Efata was formed in 2003 as Efata Papua Airlines and rebranded in 2005 on change of ownership

^ Genealogy - Efata Papua Airlines >Air Efata
Air Indonesia

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Maleo

2010 - date

Active

Air Maleo was established in early 2010 & operations started Mar2010

^ Genealogy -  
Air Pacific Utama (Air Pasifik Utama)

1996* - date

Active

Air Pacific Utama was formed in 1996

^ Genealogy -  
Air Paradise International

2003 - 2005

Inactive

Air Paradise was established in Jun2002 and started operations on 16Feb2003. Ceased operations on 23Nov2005

^ Genealogy -  
Air Regional

2002 - 2009*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Air Transport Services

2006* - 2007

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aircraft Owners' Association

1968* - 1969

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Zamrud Airlines + Aircraft Owners' Association =>Zamrud Aviation Corp.
Airfast Indonesia

1971 - date

Active

Airfast Indonesia started operations on 30Jun1971 as air services for the oil industry

^ Genealogy -  
AirMark Indonesian Aviation

1998 - date

Active

was established in 1998

^ Genealogy -  
Alatief Alair International

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Alfa Trans Dirgantara

2009* - 2009*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Angkasa Civil Air Transport

1969* - 1969*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Angkasa Super Services

2012* - 2013*

Status?

Angkasa Super Services was formed in 2012

^ Genealogy -  
Angkor Indonesian Airlines

**** - ****

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Asco Nusa Air Transport

2007* - 2008

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Asia Avia (Megatama)

2003 - 2006

Inactive

Asia Avia Airlines was established and started operations in 2003. In 2006, all flight operations were suspended and the licence was withdrawn

^ Genealogy -  
Asialink Cargo Express

2006 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Asmat Air

2001* - 2003

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Atlas Deltasatya

2006* - 2007

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
AustAsia Airlines

2004 - 2007

Renamed

Air Timor first commenced its corporate life as charter airline under the name Austasia Airlines operating charters between Australia and Indonesia from 2001 until 2007

^ Genealogy - Austasia Airlines >Air Timor
Auvia Air (Auvia Air Cargo)

2004 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Avia Patria (Indonesian Airlines Avi Patria)

(1999)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Aviasi Upata Raksa

2007* - 2007*

Inactive

Aviasi Upata Raksa was founded 2003 as Yayasan Aviasi Indonesia

^ Genealogy - Yayasan Aviasi Indonesia >Aviasi Upata Raksa
Aviastar Mandiri

2003 - date

Active

Aviastar Mandiri was established in Jun2000 but did not receive its AOC until 20Nov2003

^ Genealogy -  
AWAIR (Air Wagon International)

2000 - 2005

Renamed

Indonesia AirAsia was formed in 1999 & started operations on 02Jun2000 as AWAIR. On 01Dec 2005, Awair changed its name to Indonesia AirAsia

^ Genealogy - AWAIR (Air Wagon International) >Indonesia AirAsia
Bali Air

1975 - 2007

Inactive

Bali Air was founded as Nusantara Air Service in 1973

^ Genealogy - Nusantara Air Service >Bali International >Bali Air
Bali International

1974 - 1975

Renamed

Bali International was founded as Nusantara Air Service in 1973 >Bali Air

^ Genealogy - Nusantara Air Service >Bali International >Bali Air
Bali International Air Services

(2000)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Batavia Air

2002 - 2013

Inactive

Batavia Air operations started on 05Jan2002 as Metro Batavia & ceased on 31Jan2013

^ Genealogy - Metro Batavia >Batavia Air
Batik Air

2013 - date

Active

Batik Air was announced as Space Air, Lion Air’s planned full service subsidiary in Nov2011. Adopted the Batik Air brand in May2012 & its maiden flight was in May2013

^ Genealogy - Space Air >Batik Air
Bayu Indonesia Air

1975* - 2004

Inactive

Bayu Indonesia Air was established in Apr1975

^ Genealogy -  
Bintang Sendawar

2010* - 2010*

Status?

Bintang Sendawar was a Twin Otter operator

^ Genealogy -  
Blue Sky Airlines

(2003)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Borneo Air Transport

2002* - 2002*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Borneo Airways

1999* - 1999

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Bouraq Indonesia Airlines

1970* - 2007

Inactive

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines was founded by J A Sumendap on 01Apr1970

^ Genealogy -  
Buay Air Services

2005* - 2009

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Caltex Pacific

2003* - 2004*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
CardigAir Cargo

1998* - date

Active

CardigAir Cargo was formed in 1998

^ Genealogy -  
Celebes Airlines

2002 - 2003*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Citilink (CityLink Airways)

2001 - date

Active

Citilink started operations on 16Jul2001

^ Genealogy -  
Citra Air Cargo

1994 - 2000*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
CNA (Camar Nuansa Airservices)

2000 - 2000

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Dabi Air Nusantara

2007* - 2008*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Daya Jasa Transindo Pratama

2005 - 2009*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Deraya Air Taxi

1967 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Derazona

1971 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Dimonim Air

2008^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Dirgantara Air Services (DAS)

1971 - 2008

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Eagle Air

(2008)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Eagle Transport Services

2000s

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
EastIndo

1970^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Efata Papua Airlines

2004 - 2005

Renamed

Air Efata was formed in 2003 as Efata Papua Airlines and rebranded in 2005 on change of ownership

^ Genealogy - Efata Papua Airlines >Air Efata
Eka Sari Lorena

2000s

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ekspres Air

2005 - 2012*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Ekspres Air >Premiair (Indonesia)
Enggang Air Service

2010* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ersa Eastern Aviation

2012^ - 2013*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
ExpressAir

2006 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Express Air
Fajr Air

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Ganesha

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

^ Genealogy -  
Garuda Indonesia

1950 - date

Active

Garuda Indonesia was founded in 1949 & started operations on 31Mar1950

^ Genealogy - Garuda Indonesian Airways >>Garuda
Garuda Indonesian Airways

1949 - 1949

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Garuda Indonesian Airways >>Garuda
Gatari Air Service

1983 - date

Active

Gatari Air Service operations started on 04Apr1983

^ Genealogy -  
Germania Trisila Air

2006* - 2007

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Golden Air

2000s

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
GT Air (Germania Trisila Air)

1999 - 2007*

Renamed

GT Air was formed in 1998

^ Genealogy - >Mimika Air
Helizona

2006* - 2008

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
IAT (Indonesia Air Transport)

1968 - 2013*

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Indonesia Air
Indoavia

1998* - 1999*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Indonesia Air

2013* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Indonesia Air
Indonesia AirAsia

2005 - date

Active

Indonesia AirAsia was formed in 1999 & started operations on 02Jun2000 as AWAIR. On 01Dec 2005, Awair changed its name to Indonesia AirAsia

^ Genealogy - AWAIR (Air Wagon International) >Indonesia AirAsia
Indonesia AirAsia X

2015 - date

Active

Indonesia AirAsia Xs' inaugural flight was on 19Jan2015

^ Genealogy -  
Indonesian Airlines

2001 - 2004

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Indonesian Airways

1949 - 1950

Inactive

Indonesian Airways start of operations was 26Jan1949

^ Genealogy -  
Intan Air (Intan Angkasa Air Services)

1992 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Internusa Air

1999* - 1999*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Island Seaplanes (Sayap Garuda Indah)

2004* - 2007

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Jakadara Indonesia

1983 - 1983

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Janis Air Transport

2005* - 2009*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Jatayu Airlines

2001 - 2007

Inactive

Jatayu Airlines ceased operations on 26Jun2007

^ Genealogy -  
Jayawijaya Dirgantara

2012^ - 2013*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Jhonlin Air Transport

2011 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Kalimantan Air Service

(2005)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
KalStar Aviation

2000 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Kartika Airlines

2001 - 2012

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Kura Kura Aviation

2004* - 2006*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Latief Air

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Linus Airways

2004 - 2009

Inactive

Linus Airways suspended all operations on 27Apr2009 because it didn't have aircraft

^ Genealogy -  
Lion Air

2000 - date

Active

Lion Air was founded on 19Oct1999 & started operations on 30Jun2000

^ Genealogy -  
Lorena Air

(2009*)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Love Air Services

2005* - 2009*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
MAC (Malaysia Air Charter)

1969 - 1972

Renamed

MAC (Malaysia Air Charter) was established and started operations in 1969 in a joint venture partnership with a Malaysian company

^ Genealogy - MAC (Malaysia Air Charter) >SMAC (Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter)
Mandala Airlines

1969 - 1988

Renamed

Tigerair Mandala was founded on 17Apr1969 as Mandala Airlines. Rebranded as Seulawah Mandala in 1988, & back. Started ops on 05Apr2012 as Tigerair Mandala, stopped 01Jul2014

^ Genealogy - Mandala Airlines >Seulawah Mandala >Tigerair Mandala
Mandala Airlines

1988 - 2012

Renamed

Tigerair Mandala was founded on 17Apr1969 as Mandala Airlines. Rebranded as Seulawah Mandala in 1988, & back. Started ops on 05Apr2012 as Tigerair Mandala, stopped 01Jul2014

^ Genealogy - Mandala Airlines >Seulawah Mandala >Tigerair Mandala
Mantrust Asahi Airways

1996* - 1996*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Manunggal Air Services

1996 - date

Active

Manunggal Air Services started operations on 23Dec1996

^ Genealogy -  
Mapindo Parama

2000* - 2000*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Mataram

(2003)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Matthew Air Nusantara

2012^ - 2013*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Mega Air

1999* - 1999*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Megantara Air

2007 - 2009

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Merpati Nusantara Airlines

1962 - 2014

Inactive

Merpati Nasantara Airlines was officially constituted on 06Sep1962 & launched services from Jakarta on 11Sep1962

^ Genealogy - de Kroonduif >Merpati
Metro Batavia

2002 - 2002*

Renamed

Batavia Air operations started 05Jan2002 as Metro Batavia & ceased on 31Jan2013

^ Genealogy - Metro Batavia >Batavia Air
Mimika Air

2007* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - GT Air >Mimika Air
My Indo Airlines

2014 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nam Air

2013 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
National Air Charter

1979* - 1999

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
New Jatayu Air

2014 - date

Active

New Jatayu Air started operations on 10Apr2014 using a B.737-400

^ Genealogy -  
Nurman Air (Nurman Avia Indopura)

1997 - 2007

Inactive

Nurman Avia ceased operations on 06Jun2007

^ Genealogy -  
Nusantara Air Charter

2005 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nusantara Air Service

1973^ - 1974

Renamed

Nusantara Air Service was founded in 1973

^ Genealogy - Nusantara Air Service >Bali International >Bali Air
Nusantara Buana Air

2009* - 2011

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nusantara International Services

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Nyaman Air

2009* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pacair

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pacific Royale Airways

2012 - 2012

Inactive

Pacific Royale received its AOC on 29May2012, and began commercial operations in Jun2012

^ Genealogy -  
Pan Indonesia

**** - ****

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Papua Air (Papua Indonesia Air System)

2003 - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pegasus Air Charter

2005* - 2009*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pegasus Air Service

2007^ - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pelita Air Service

1970 - date

Active

Pelita Air Service operations started on 24Jan1970

^ Genealogy -  
Penas (Perusahaan Umum Survai Udara Penas)

1961* - 2012

Inactive

Penas was founded in 1961

^ Genealogy -  
Penerbangan Angkasa Semesta

2007* - 2007*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Post Ekspres Prima

1999 - date

Active

Post Ekspres Prima was formed & started operations in 1992 as Rajawali Air

^ Genealogy - Rajawali Air >Post Ekspres Prima
Premierair (Ekspres Transportasi Antarbenua)

2012* - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy - Ekspres Air >Premiair (Indonesia)
Prodexim

2000s

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Pura Wisata Baruna

2007* - 2007*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Rajawali Air

1992 - 1999

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Rajawali Air >Post Ekspres Prima
Rajawali Air Transport

1999* - 1999*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Regional Pacific Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Riau Airlines

2002 - 2011

Inactive

Riau Airlines was established on 12Mar2002 and started operations in Dec2002. Riau ceased operation again on 06Apr2011

^ Genealogy -  
RPX Airlines (Republic Express)

2001 - date

Active

RPX Airlines operations started on 17Oct2001

^ Genealogy -  
Rusmindo Internusa

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
SAATAS East Indonesia

1969^ - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sabah Airlines

1974* - 1975

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter (SMAC)

1972 - 2011

Inactive

Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter (SMAC) ceased operations on 15Mar2011

^ Genealogy -  
Safari Air

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sampoerna Air Nusantara

1989^ - 2010*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Satrio Mataram Airlines

(2000)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Satuan Udara

2003* - 2004*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sempati Air

(2004)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sempati Air

1969 - 1999

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Seulawah Air Service

1968* - 1979*

Renamed

Seulawah Air Service was formed in 1968. Rebranded as Seulawah Mandala in 1988, & back to Mandala Airlines. Started ops on 05Apr2012 as Tigerair Mandala, stopped 01Jul2014

^ Genealogy - Seulawah Air Service + Mandala Airlines =>Seulawah Mandala >Tigerair Mandala
Seulawah Mandala

1988 - 1988*

Renamed

Seulawah Air Service was formed in 1968. Rebranded as Seulawah Mandala in 1988, & back to Mandala Airlines. Started ops on 05Apr2012 as Tigerair Mandala, stopped 01Jul2014

^ Genealogy - Mandala Airlines >Seulawah Mandala >Tigerair Mandala
Seulawah Nad Air

2002^ - 2006

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Sil Aviation

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
SKY Aviation

2010 - 2014

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
SMAC (Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter)

1972 - 2008

Inactive

MAC (Malaysia Air Charter) >SMAC (Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter)

^ Genealogy - MAC (Malaysia Air Charter) >SMAC (Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter)
Southwest Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Space Air

(2012)

Began?

Batik Air was announced as Space Air, Lion Air’s planned full service subsidiary in Nov2011. Adopted the Batik Air brand in May2012 & its maiden flight was in May2013

^ Genealogy - Space Air >Batik Air
Sriwijaya Airlines

2003 - date

Active

Sriwijaya Airlines operations started 15Nov2003

^ Genealogy -  
Star Air

2001 - 2005

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Star Eagle

(2008)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Survei Udara Penas

2006* - 2007

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Surya Air

(2011)

Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Susi Air (Asi Pudjiastuti)

2004 - date

Active

Susi Air was founded in late 2004 by Susi Pudjiastuti & Christian von Strombeck. Operated supply flights to areas hit by the Tsunami from 26Dec2004

^ Genealogy -  
Sutra Airlines

2002 - 2003*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tiger Airways Indonesia

(2012)

Began?

Tiger Airways Indonesia was to be the new name for Mandala Airlines but Tigerair Mandala chosen

^ Genealogy -  
Tigerair Mandala

2013 - 2014

Inactive

Tigerair Mandala was founded on 17Apr1969 as Mandala Airlines. Rebranded as Seulawah Mandala in 1988, & back. Started ops on 05Apr2012 as Tigerair Mandala, stopped 01Jul2014

^ Genealogy - Mandala Airlines >Seulawah Mandala >Tigerair Mandala
Timex Cargo Airlines

2005* - 2005*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Top Air (Top Sky International)

2005 - 2007*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transair Buana

1998^ - 2006*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transavia Utama

2000* - 2003*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transindo Pratama (Mindo Transindo Pratama)

1990^ - 2002

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
Transna (Trans Nusantara Airways)

1973* - 1980*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
TransNiugini

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
TransNusa

2005 - date

Active

TransNusa was launched in Aug2005 serving various destinations from Kupang, Timor & undertook its first commercial flight on 04Aug2005

^ Genealogy -  
Transwisata Prima Aviation

2002 - date

Active

Transwisata Prima Aviation operations started 15Nov2002

^ Genealogy -  
Travira Air (Water Travira)

1983 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Trigana Air Service

1991 - date

Active

 

^ Genealogy -  
Tri-MG

2003 - 2008

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  
TropicAir

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Unindo Air Charter

2009* - 2009*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Van Air

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  
Wings Air (Wings Abadi Air)

2003 - date

Active

Wings Air started operations on 10Jun2003

^ Genealogy -  
Xpress Air

2003 - 2006

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Xpress Air >Express Air
Yayasan Aviasi Indonesia

2003 - 2003*

Renamed

Aviasi Upata Raksa was founded 2003 as Yayasan Aviasi Indonesia

^ Genealogy - Yayasan Aviasi Indonesia >Aviasi Upata Raksa
Zamrud Airlines

1968* - 1969

Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Zamrud Airlines + Aircraft Owners' Association =>Zamrud Aviation Corp.
Zamrud Aviation Corp.

1969 - 1971*

Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Zamrud Airlines + Aircraft Owners' Association =>Zamrud Aviation Corp.