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Indonesia's aviation demand key to recovery in Southeast Asia, says Boeing outlook

  • Norman Harsono and Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, March 1, 2021   /  12:49 pm
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Airplanes in different airline liveries are parked at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. (Antara/Fanny Octavianus)

Indonesia will be key to recovering aviation demand in Southeast Asia over the next two decades, according to American aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co., one of the world’s biggest. Boeing vice president commercial marketing Darren Hulst said the company expected to deliver 4,400 new aircraft to Southeast Asia as the region recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic between 2020 and 2039. Of the figure, a quarter would go to Indonesia. “Indonesia is by far the largest market in the region and comprises slightly more than a quarter of the 20-year forecast,” Hulst told The Jakarta Post by email on Feb 26. “The economies in Southeast Asia are not all moving at the same speed. However, the largest population and the most upside potential in terms of growth is definitely the Indonesian market,” he said separately on Thursday, at a virtual briefing on Boeing&rsq...