Indonesia update – opposition to RCA programme

Being the world’s largest archipelago country with 13,000+ islands, Indonesia is catching up with the development of the air transport for the domestic and ASEAN routes by investing in new and modern aircraft.


Indonesia update – opposition to RCA programme


Being the world’s largest archipelago country with 13,000+ islands,
Indonesia is catching up with the development of the air transport
for the domestic and ASEAN routes by investing in new and modern aircraft. Domestic air travel has shown nearly a 30 per cent increase in the last three years, while air cargo has grown around
20 per cent due to the poor condition of seaport infrastructure and the increase of the number of flights.

Currently Lion Air dominates the total number of passengers and cargo transported compared to flag carrier Garuda for the domestic routes. The domestic airlines’ growth in terms of number of new aircraft arriving, as well as new operators, are on the rise.

Currently the air space in Indonesia is occupied by the following major airlines:
1. Lion Air
2. Garuda Indonesia
3. Batavia Air
4. Merpati Airlines
5. Sriwijaya Air
6. Wings Air
7. Susi Air
8. Mandala Airlines
9. Indonesia Air Asia
10. Air Express Airlines
11. Republic Airlines, Cardig Air and Tri MG are the all-cargo air lines.

There are also a number of small fixed wing and helicopter aircraft,
as well as charter companies. Only one airline – Garuda Indonesia – is the member of the International Air Transport Assocation (IATA). When it comes to the safety and the security aspect of cargo movements in Indonesia, the RCA – Regulated Cargo
Agent – is still a contentious issue and is not accepted by the air cargo agents associations which are under the Indonesia Logistics and Freight Forwarder Association (ALFI). ALFI was previously known as the Indonesia Freight Forwarder Association (INFA) along with the Express company Association (Asperindo) and the
Indonesian Fruit and Vegetable Exporter Association, all formed under the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce.