BBN Airlines Indonesia adds B737s to fleet

BBN Airlines Indonesia has added four Boeing 737s to its fleet, strengthening its position in the Indonesian aviation market.

The new arrivals, which were acquired in November 2023, consist of three B737-800s and one B737-400F.

They are undergoing maintenance checks and are expected to be ready for charter services early next month (March 2024).

Martynas Grigas, Chairman of BBN Airlines Indonesia, says, “With the addition of these fleets, we are very confident that we can increase the number of load factors and also be able to open new routes in the future. By early 2024, BBN Airlines Indonesia already has six aircraft in total, and the addition of these fleets is a significant step in developing our fleet to meet the demands of the growing market.”

BBN Airlines Indonesia aims to increase its fleet and meet demand for domestic and international services as part of Avia Solutions Group’s strategic expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.

Since obtaining an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for cargo services in August last year, the airline has been working with various parties including the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which has contracted BBN Airlines Indonesia to send 20 tons of materials and raw materials to support the rehabilitation of Port Vila International Airport in Vanuatu.

The Ministry of Health has also contracted BBN Airlines Indonesia to transport the Rotavirus vaccine from India and other humanitarian aid missions.

Grigas says, “This additional fleet will also support BBN Airlines Indonesia's strategic plan to be able to operate a total of 40 aircraft by the end of 2027. We are optimistic that the mission carried out by BBN Airlines Indonesia can strengthen the Indonesian aviation sector as a whole, both on a domestic and international market scale.”