Indonesia aviation - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia aviation


Plane overshoots runway in eastern Indonesia

May 31, 2017 - 12:14 PM

No one was hurt after the Boeing aircraft operated by domestic carrier Sriwijaya Air overshot the wet runway at the airport in Manokwari city

New terminal for Jakarta's crowded airport

Aug 09, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The 380 million terminal at Soekarno Hatta International Airport a vast futuristic looking structure will be able to handle about 25 million passengers a year once fully operational by March next year

BRAND NEW. An Indonesian pilot listens to an airport officer on the first day of operations of the new Terminal 3 Ultimate at the Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 9, 2016. Mast Irham/EPA

PAL eyes code share expansion deal with Garuda Indonesia

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:54 AM

The flag carrier is also in talks for the possibility of mounting chartered flights to Jeddah Saudi Arabia for passengers joining the Hajj pilgrimage

Indonesian plane makes emergency landing after bomb threat

Apr 17, 2015 - 11:34 AM

UPDATE No bomb was found

BATIK AIR. A Batik Airline A320 stands in a hangar at Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Riau, in November 2014. File photo by EPA

Indonesian fighter jet catches fire on runway, pilot jumps to safety

Apr 16, 2015 - 2:48 PM

The fighter jet was due to make a pass over the military headquarters where President Joko Widodo was attending an event

BURNED. An Indonesian F-16 fighter jet sen here after it caught fire just before take off on April 16, 2015. Photo from @KartikaDjoemadi/Twitter

Indonesia aerobatic planes crash in Malaysia, pilots safe

Mar 15, 2015 - 5:46 PM

The planes were to take part in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition this week

An Indonesian Woongbi plane seen on fire just seconds after colliding with another plane in Langkawi, Malaysia, on March 15, 2015. Screengrab from YouTube video uploaded by user Plane Crashes.

Indonesia retrieves last of crashed AirAsia jet fuselage

Feb 28, 2015 - 4:02 PM

We have retrieved on Friday the last and large part of the AirAsia fuselage with a wing still intact an Indonesian official says

Image apparently showing the back part of the plane on the sea bed. Image from Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen's Facebook page

Garuda Indonesia plane skids off runway on Lombok

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:12 PM

None of the 33 people on board the ATR 72 600 plane from Bali were hurt

Dampak regulasi tarif bagi maskapai dan penumpang

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Di luar isu keselamatan apa sebenarnya efek dari penerapan batas bawah ini untuk maskapai?

Maskapai penerbangan AirAsia tunggu lepas landas di Bandara. Foto oleh EPA

Pings detected in hunt for AirAsia black boxes: Indonesian official

Jan 09, 2015 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED Efforts to lift the tail using floatation devices were scuppered by rough seas

POOR VISIBILITY. Part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501, with the recognizable first parts of its logo, laying on the sea floor. Photo from Basarnas/EPA

Indonesian divers struggle to reach AirAsia wreckage

Jan 08, 2015 - 4:01 PM

Divers have reached the tail part but the visibility was below one meter so they only managed to retrieve various debris

ON THE SEA BED. Part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 laying on the sea floor. Photo from Basarnas/EPA

Crashed AirAsia flight QZ 8501 plane tail found

Jan 07, 2015 - 1:38 PM

UPDATED The discovery on the seabed could mark a breakthrough in the search as the tail of a plane usually houses the black box flight data recorders

A handout picture released by the Indonesian Search And Rescue Agency (Basarnas) on Jan. 7,  2015, shows a part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 laying on the sea floor, off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo. Photo by EPA

Searchers find 'big parts' of crashed AirAisa plane

Jan 03, 2015 - 11:05 AM

2nd UPDATE Search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo assures reporters that the two big parts they have found belong to Air Asia Flight 8501

FINDING QZ8501. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (C), accompanied by Soelistyo (R), the head of Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency, and Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno (L), speaks to journalists about missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 at a press conference in Jakarta on December 29, 2014. International search planes and ships scouring Indonesian waters for the missing AirAsia plane focused on December 29 on a patch of oil for possible clues, as a top official warned the aircraft was likely at the bottom of the sea. Photo by Candani/AFP

First AirAsia bodies arrive as bad weather stalls recovery

Dec 31, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The bodies are taken from an air force plane to a military ambulance for transport to a hospital for examination and identification but many exhausted families are left waiting for news as bad weather hampered search efforts

Indonesian military personnel carry coffins of victims recovered from the ill-fated Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, upon their arrival at the military airbase in Surabaya, East Java on December 31, 2014 after being flown in from Pangkalan Bun, the town with the nearest airstrip to the crash site in Central Kalimantan. AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO

AirAsia disaster taints Indonesia's air safety progress

Dec 30, 2014 - 6:40 PM

The air travel industry in the sprawling archipelago is booming with domestic passengers growing nearly five fold over the past decade and airlines scoring billion dollar deals with foreign plane makers

Director of Air Asia Tony Fernandez (C), President Director Air Asia Indonesia Sunu Widiatmoko (R) and the head of Surabaya search and rescue agency Hernanto (L), speak during a press conference in Surabaya, East Java, on Dec. 28, 2014. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Allianz says lead insurer of missing AirAsia jet

Dec 29, 2014 - 5:41 PM

We can confirm that Allianz Global Corporate amp; Specialty UK is the lead reinsurer for AirAsia for aviation hull and liability insurance the German insurer giant says in a statement

AirAsia planes. File photo by EPA

FAST FACTS: Aviation disasters in Indonesia

Dec 29, 2014 - 1:10 PM

The case of the missing AirAsia flight is the 4th aviation disaster in Indonesia in 2014 and could be among the country s worst aircraft disasters

Indonesia resumes search for missing AirAsia plane

Dec 29, 2014 - 8:04 AM

UPDATED Malaysia Singapore and Australia deploy aircraft and ships to join the search

ROUTES. An Indonesian Transport Ministry officer shows the airline routes on a map at Sukarno Hatta International airport in Cengkareng, Banten, Indonesia, 28 December2014. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Garuda Indonesia orders $5 bn worth of planes: Boeing

Oct 13, 2014 - 12:54 PM

Boeing says Garuda Indonesia ordered 46 of the new 737 MAX 8 jets and is converting existing orders for 4 737 800s to 737 MAX 8s

BOEING FOR GARUDA. A technician cleaning a Garuda Boeing 747-400 plane at the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang. File photo by AFP