The Indonesian aerospace world has now developed rapidly. Even airplanes have become the third most used transportation for Indonesians to travel. Based on data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation, in 2017 there was a 9% growth in the number of aircraft passengers. We have to admit, recently there have been frequent accidents involving the iron bird, but data that still shows planes as the safest mode of transportation have made Indonesians continue to use them. In addition, the efficiency factor so that it is fast to the destination is also the reason why many people get on airplanes.
An airline has a very important role to minimize accidents that occur in the world of Indonesian aviation. To be sure, the airline must use the best and airworthy aircraft to reduce risks or unwanted things. Each airline certainly has its own advantages and disadvantages, but the most important thing is that the safety standards that are applied must be really good for the good of all passengers and crew.
On this occasion, I will provide information about the list of the best airlines in the country based on several criteria such as safety, passenger satisfaction, ticket prices, schedule accuracy, entertainment, cabin cleanliness, food quality, service efficiency, and other paid factors. What are the airlines?
1. Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia, to be one of the best airlines with all its special servants. Even though in the past there was a boycott of flights to Europe due to an accident that befell Garuda Indonesia flight number 200, but after the deadly incident one year after the incident, the airline received the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) award from IATA which shows that Garuda Indonesia has met the standards. International aviation safety. Various improvements in service and aircraft quality have made this airline one of the most favorite and most widely used.
Citilink is a subsidiary of Garuda. Indonesia. One of the advantages of this airline is that the price is quite cheap so that it can reach all people. Citilink first aired in 2001 and about 11 years later joined Garuda Indonesia with a total of more than 15 aircraft. The main connecting airport for Citilink airline is Juanda International Airport and serves various flight routes for Java, Sumatra and Nusa Tenggara.
3. Sriwijaya Air
Sriwijaya Air is the third largest airline in Indonesia. Recently, the Sriwijaya airline officially joined Garuda Indonesia with its subsidiary, NAM air. And most importantly, Sriwijaya Air’s flight safety standards are the best among other airlines. Of course this can provide a sense of security to the passengers. Not only serving domestic flight routes, Sriwijaya Air also serves international flights to several countries such as Malaysia, Malaysia, Timor Leste, and China.
4. Lion Air
Regarding the number of planes, perhaps the most lion air. In addition, this airline also serves flights to remote areas where other aircraft cannot pass. But some bad notes regarding accidents that often occur on Lion Air planes make me not place them in the top three. However, seeing the price which is quite affordable, makes this one airline actually still worthy of being considered one of the best airlines in the country. Lion Air is still the largest private airline in Indonesia.
5. Water Aisia
Actually, this airline is not based in Indonesia, but in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. However, Air Asia airlines serve flights from abroad to within the country and vice versa. The several countries that are included in this airline route are Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. The relatively low price is also Air Asia Indonesia’s main advantage.
6. Batik Air
Batik Air is also part of Lion Air which made its first flight on Friday, May 3, 2013 from Jakarta to Manado. Although this airline is still relatively young, it is able to satisfy its passengers with regard to service and safety. Batik Air serves logging directions to various regions in Indonesia and also abroad to countries in Southeast Asia and West Asia. And most recently, the airline has officially opened a new route to ALAT Pranoto airport, Samarinda, South Kalimantan.
7. Wings Air
Just like Batik Air, Wings Air is also a subsidiary of Lion Air. Wings Air first operated since 2003 and operates domestic flights throughout Indonesia and 2 international flights to Malaysia. For international routes, this airline serves flights to Penang and Malacca in Malaysia such as the Lion Air route.
8. NAM Water
NAM Air is part of Sriwijaya Air which has now officially joined Garuda Indonesia. The airline was founded in 2013 and operates Boeing 737-500 Winglet aircraft with a 120 seat configuration and ATR 72-600 aircraft with 72 economy class seats. Regarding flight routes, NAM Air serves almost all parts of Indonesia and 1 international route to Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Dili, Timor Leste.
9. Xpress Air
This airline is based in Makassar, South Sulawesi, with a focus on flights to the eastern region of Indonesia. Regarding safety, this airline cannot be underestimated. According to the Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority, the Xpress Air airline is categorized in category 2 for the quality of flight safety. Apart from heading to Eastern Indonesia, the airline also provides travel routes to neighboring Malaysia (Kuching Airport and Melaka Airport).
10. Kalstar Aviation
Kalstar Aviation airline is headquartered in Serpong, Tangerang Banten and has met category 1 of the Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority regarding the quality of flight safety. Kalstar Aviation focuses on routes to airports in the Kalimantan area and several areas in Sumatra. But unfortunately, this airline still has not opened flight routes to foreign countries.
Those are some of the best airlines in Indonesia. How cool isn’t it? If you are looking for an airline with the best quality, the ten lists above can be selected. Which airlines do you use often? Let’s share experiences in the comments column.