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‘Welcome to RI, jet-setters,’ says govt

  • Farida Susanty

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 19 2016   /  09:36 am

The rich and famous can now depart on a jet plane to various Indonesian cities as the government eases a regulation on foreign registered private jets.

Traveling by private jet is now possible after the Transportation Ministry issued a Ministerial Regulation No. 109/2016 on noncommercial and chartered foreign jets, effective on Sept. 14, which allows foreign-owned private jets to fly from one domestic airport to another.

Previously, private jets could only travel to one international airport in Indonesia and were barred from making domestic flights.

The regulation supports strategic national interests, such as investment, tourism and other activities related to the national economy.

The jets, however, must obtain a special permit and flight approval from the Transportation Ministry’s Air Transportation Director General, as well as diplomatic clearance and se...