The AOC was issued by the Directorate of Airworthiness and Aircraft Operations of the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia on 31 August, confirming BBN Airlines Indonesia complies with all relevant laws and regulations.
Starting with 2 Boeing 737-800Fs, the airline will launch freight services and plans to have a fleet of 9 aircraft for freight and passenger services by the end of the year.
The freight services will serve the e-commerce sector, providing several route options and flexible schedules.
In addition to freight services, BBN Airlines Indonesia will provide ACMI services and charter flights for passengers.
Martynas Grigas, Chairman of BBN Airlines Indonesia, says, “We have witnessed a high demand for aircraft provision, especially during high seasons such as Umrah, Haj, Eid, and other special holidays that result in a large surge in goods distribution, and we have conducted thorough research on that. This is why we are confident that this is an excellent opportunity for us to be able to give much-needed support to the airline, logistics, and tour operator companies so that, in return, they can give customers a fast, reliable, safe, and comfortable service.”
Commenting on ACMI services, Grigas says, “ACMI providers are still a rarity, especially in Asia. We are offering wet lease as well as mixed-crews or damp lease that can be custom tailored to the client’s specific needs. While the lessee gets an additional aircraft or more, the lessor gives a full guarantee on the airworthiness of the aircraft, crew, maintenance, and aircraft insurance. On the other hand, the lessee will be responsible for the other operational aspects such as fuel, and ground handling services.”