Lion Air remains Indonesia’s most popular domestic airline, but not for Mau Ke Mana clients.
|1||24 970 000||41.6%|
|2||18 760 000||31.2%|
|3||7 380 000||13.2%|
|4||6 750 000||11.3%|
|5||2 180 000||3.6%|
|6||1 980 000||3.4%|
|Total||60 040 000||15.9%|
Source: The Jakarta Post
Passenger numbers for other airlines – Air Asia, Express Air, TransNusa, Trigana Air, Kal-Star, etc – were not supplied, but it is safe to assume they were smaller than the figure for Wings Air.
However, Mau Ke Mana clients have different preferences:
Source: Flight Memory
Why the big difference?
One reason is that visitors to Indonesia have different travel preferences to residents. Also, Mau Ke Mana specialises in Indonesian domestic flights that can’t be purchased online; this is a problem for tourists more than locals.
Finally, Mau Ke Mana‘s clients travel more frequently to isolated/remote locations. These places have smaller airports and shorter runways, where only airlines with smaller aircraft (e.g. Merpati Airlines, Wings Air) can land. Some examples are:
(Nearest airport: Labuan Bajo)
(Nearest airport: Pangkalan Bun)
World-leading dive sites
(Nearest airport: Sorong)
(Nearest airport: Manado)
(Nearest airport: Makassar)
| Borobudur Temple
(Nearest airport: Yogyakarta)
(Nearest airport: Gunung Sitoli)
(Nearest airport: Bima)
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The results for 2012 are in, and Lion Air remains #1:
1. Lion Air, 23.9 million passengers
2. Garuda Indonesia, 14 million
3. Sriwijaya Air, 8.1 million
4. Batavia Air, 6 million
5. Merpati Nusantara Airlines, 2.1 million