Indonesia “Delivers the Goods” to EU

Last updated: April 29, 2011
Courier World

Four Indonesian cargo airlines now permitted to fly in EU airspace.

The European Union’s Air Safety Committee recently announced in a press statement that it had lifted its ban on the following Indonesian cargo airlines:

Cardig Air
Air Maleo
Republic Express Asialink Cargo Airlines

The press statement said the ban has been lifted because:

safety concerns have been satisfactorily addressed

However, another source has suggested the ban was only lifted because the Indonesian government argued these cargo airlines never did and never will fly to Europe. If true, the Indonesian government could also use the same reason to argue for un-banning most Indonesian passenger airlines; as such, this alternate view seems unlikely.

RPX (a.k.a. Republic Express or RPX Holding) is the local agent for global courier company Fedex, handling Indonesian domestic delivery services. Other international courier companies like TNT and DHL have opened their own offices in Indonesia, but only handle international deliveries.

In other positive developments, the Indonesia Directorate General of Civil Aviation reported:

  • Almost all passenger airlines had recently undergone re-certification.
  • 91% of Indonesian passenger aircraft are now fitted with the necessary ICAO (International Civil Avaiation Organisation) safety equipment. Aircraft that do not comply by the end of the year will be grounded.

These cargo airlines join Air Asia Indonesia, Batavia Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia and other passenger airlines listed here that are now permitted to fly in EU airspace. At this time, only Garuda Indonesia flies to Europe.

2 Comments on “Indonesia “Delivers the Goods” to EU”

  1. ashfaqueshah says:

    i love Indonesia I LOVE Jakarta .but i do not have more money to visit Indonesia but i am hopeful

  2. michael fritz says:

    please im am looking for a cargo flight for my motorbike fromsibolg to bali
    its dangerous goods, about 300 kg,
    can it be transported on palette or in a box
    can u tell me a price, please
    and 2 passengers the same route.
    beginning of march
    thank u

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