Pacific Royale Airways (Jakarta) is Indonesia’s first private full-service airline. The new carrier received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) on May 29. The airline is planning to launch operations on June 11 with the first two Fokker F.27 Mk. 050s (Fokker 50s) (PK-PRA and PK-PRB). According to the Jakarta Post, PK-PRA is based in Batam and will be flown on routes to Jambi, Kerinci, Padang and Pekanbaru while PK-PRB is based in Surabaya and will be flown on routes to Bandung, Pangkalan Bun and Semarang.
Surabaya-Bandung, West Java, and Surabaya-Semarang, Central Java will be first routes for the company starting on June 11 according to the Jakarta Post. Four day later on June 15, Pacific Royale is scheduled to launch Batam-Pekanbaru, Batam-Padang and Batam-Jambi service.
Meanwhile Pratt & Whitney Canada SEA (Singapore), has signed a five-year Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) agreement with Pacific Royale Airways. The PW127B engines which power the prospective five Fokker 50 aircraft, will be covered under the MRO agreement.
The company has big plans. It will add four Airbus A320s for major routes and one A330 for longer international routes.
Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17,500 islands, some 900 of which are inhabited. The country has a population of 238 million people and is the fourth most populous nation in the world.
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