Dirgantara Air Service


Dirgantara Air Service
Dirgantara Air Service
IATA
AW
ICAO
DIR
Callsign
DIRGANTARA
Founded 1971
Ceased operations 2009
Hubs Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport
Fleet size 15 (at closure)[dubious ]
Destinations
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia

Dirgantara Air Service was an airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It operated scheduled domestic services, as well as charters and aerial work. Its main bases were Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Jakarta, Syamsudin Noor Airport, Banjarmasin and Supadio Airport, Pontianak, but the airline was also focussing at Temindung Airport, Samarinda and Juwata Airport, Tarakan[1] Dirgantara Air Service is not listed in any category by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality[2].

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History

The airline was established and started operations in 1971. It was owned by UDI Upaya Foundation (40%), its employees (30%) and others (40%). At March 2007, it had 232 employees.[1]

In March 2007 Dirgantara Air Service was rated as "holding potential for threatening safety of aviation" by an survey of the Indonesian Transport Ministry, forcing the airline to ground three of its aircraft.[3]. Other reports state that Dirgantara Air Service has been grounded[4][5].

In 2009, Dirgantara Air Service was discontinued.[6]

Destinations

[citation needed]

Dirgantara Air Service operated scheduled services to the following domestic destinations (at January 2005): Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Berau, Datadawai, Ketapang, Long Apung, Long Bawan, Nunukan, Pangkalan Bun, Pontianak, Putussibau, Samarinda, Sampit, Sintang, Tanjung, Tanjung Selor and Tarakan.

Fleet

Upon closure, the Dirgantara Air Service fleet included the following aircraft:

Further aircraft included:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 73. 2007-04-03. 
  2. ^ http://hubud.dephub.go.id/?en+news+detail+1464+8
  3. ^ People's Daily Online 23 March 2007
  4. ^ World News Australia 23 March 2007
  5. ^ Jakarta Post 23 March 2007
  6. ^ Dirgantara Air Service at airlineupdate.com
  7. ^ Dirgantara Air Service fleet at airfleets.net

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