Sky Aviation targets 250.000 passengers
(Kontan/Cheppy A. Muchlis)
Private airline Sky Aviation was expecting to serve 250,000 passengers this year, the company’s marketing general manager, Sutito Zainudin, said on Tuesday.
Sky Aviation is upbeat about achieving the target, given the fact that the airline welcomed 120,000 passengers in the first half of the year.
“It means, in the second half, we only have to carry 130,000 passengers,” he said in Jakarta as quoted by kontan.co.id.
The airline serves regular routes in western Indonesia and an air charter service, which contributes 70 percent and 30 percent, respectively, to the company’s bottom line.
The scheduled services have their hubs in Batam and Bali, while the charter service is based at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta.
“We want to balance the contribution of both services at 50:50,” Sutito said.
The company utilizes five Fokker 50 aircraft for its regular flights, while the charter service uses a Cirrus SR 20 and SR 22 as well as a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.
In addition to its existing fleet, Sky Aviation is set to commence operations of 12 new Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jets in the second half of this year. (yps)