Saturday, January 9, 2010

Riau Arlines halts flights to Jakarta

RAL launched its Pekanbaru-Jakarta route in December 2008 when Samudra Sukardi, a brother of former state enterprises minister Laksamana Sukardi, was its president director.
Riau Airlines (RAL), one of regional players in the country’s aviation industry, has terminated its Pekanbaru-Jakarta route, citing continual losses as a result of the tight competition.

For its future business, Teguh said RAL would focus on its commercial flight services in Sumatra. The company recently opened a new route to Jambi and will fly to Palembang in the near future.

RAL fleet now comprises two RJ-100 and five Fokker-50 planes.

Teguh said the company might resume flights to Jakarta when it could buy big airplanes.



  1. Wow...hope to success of indonesian airline...
    but do not buy the aircraft damaged or used, then more and more air accidents in Indonesia...
    Nice info...
    I hope that Indonesia may be more advanced