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Merpati Nusantara Airlines

Merpati Nusantara Airlines
AirlineMerpati Nusantara
Founded6 September 1962
Airline hubSoekarno-Hatta International Airport
Ngurah Rai International Airport
Juanda International Airport
Frequent-flyer programMerpati EasyFlyer
Fleet size44
HeadquartersCentral Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Key peopleSardjono Jhony Tjitrokusumo - President

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines is a commuter airline based in Central Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. It is a major domestic airline operating scheduled services to more than 25 destinations in Indonesia, as well as scheduled international services to East Timor and Malaysia. Its main base is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta. The word merpati is Indonesian for "dove", and Nusantara is a geographic term referring to parts of Indonesia. Merpati is listed as 2-star airlines by Skytrax. Merpati also listed in category 1 by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality and plans to get IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) from International Air Transport Association. It has a maintenance facility based at Juanda International Airport, Surabaya.

Pertamina has fuel embargoed Merpati since October 15, 2011 inline with Merpati debt of a total Rp.550 billion ($62.15 million), including interest and fines. At about 3 p.m. on October 16, 2011 Merpati flied normally after Merpati has promised to settle its fuel debt after state management assets firm PT Perusahaan Pengelola Aset (PT PPA) guaranteed its finances with a restructuring fund worth Rp.561 billion ($63.39 million), but there are no certain schedule of when the fund will be given.

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