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Jakarta Post

Lion Air to apply for new AOC for new full-service carrier

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 19 2011   /  08:00 am

Privately owned airline Lion Air said it would apply for a new Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for its new full-service carrier, which is planned to be launched in November 2012, because it will bear a different company name, an executive said Sunday.

“Lion Air has been committed to being a low-cost carrier and we already have a steady market. As we plan to expand our wings into becoming a full-service carrier, we should have a new airline, which will need a new AOC from the country’s civil aviation authority,” Lion Air’s director of general affairs, Edward Sirait, told The Jakarta Post over the phone.

He added that, in general, an airline cannot be both a low-cost carrier and full-service carrier at the same time.

“Law No. 1/2009 on Aviation also stipulates that one carrier should only choose one type of service,” Edward said. Lion Air decided to expand...