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Old June 12th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #561
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Old June 13th, 2009, 09:14 AM   #562
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MANDALA ENTERS INTO COOPERATION WITH PAYPAL

National air carrier Mandala Airlines has entered into cooperation with Paypal to facilitate ticket payment transactions especially for passengers domiciling in foreign countries.

"Under the cooperation scheme, our passengers living abroad will be able to make reservations and pay for their tickets through a website," Mandala Airlines President Director Diono Nurjadin said in a press release made available to Antara here on Tuesday.

He said PayPal was basically an 'online' money transfer service through e-mail or a website. The facility was available to passengers to pay for their tickets.

In addition, he further said, with the facility, it was not necessary for prospective passengers to enter the number of their credit cards and they can pay the tickets through their bank accounts or 'paypal' accounts.

"In the meantime, the source of funds could be their credit cards, bank transfers or electronic checks," he said.

This way of payment was safe from possible fraud. All facilities constituted an easy way to make reservations and pay for tickets under the motto "easy book, easy pay."

At present, he added, the number of passengers paying for their tickets through the website was 50 percent of the total. The make the payments by credit and master cards and the rest by ATM.

Mandala Air is one of the oldest Indonesian airline companies. It has been in existence since 1967 and last year one of its aircraft crashed, causing 147 people to lose their lives. After that Mandala routinely subjected all its aircraft to safety and airworthiness inspections to minimize the possibility of a recurrence of last year's tragedy.

Would-be Mandala passengers, on the day of their departure from Jakarta , Nurjadin said, would go through the following typical experience :

Checking in at Soekarno-Hatta international airport, the Mandala counter employees are surprisingly friendly. In their dark blue uniforms they look distinguished, different from the personnel of low-cost airlines in general. After boarding, one will have a little time to relax before take off. The seats in Mandals's Boeing aircraft are divided in two rows of three, and quite comfortable with more leg room compared to other aircraft.

After complying with the necessary safety instructions, passengers are ready for take off. Once in the air, the cabin crew provides each passenger with a small cardboard box containing a cup of drinking water and three different fairly-tasty cakes. Again service is friendly, the cabin attendants look fresh and in good mood. Flight information is provided on several occasions, and the English version is for a change understandable enough.

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Old June 13th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #563
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Domestic airlines considering raising fuel surcharges


Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A number of domestic airlines are considering raising their fuel surcharges now that global crude prices have reached US$70 a barrel.

"Despite the recent rise in global crude prices we have yet to (raise fuel surcharges) but we continue to study the possibility (of raising them)," Sriwijaya Air spokesperson Ruth Hanna Simatupang said.

Hanna said Sriwijaya Air still had a room to refrain from raising fuel surcharges.
She said the airline company still had adequate aviation turbine (avtur) fuel reserves for its fleet.

"What is more, there has been no information from PT Pertamina on a change in the price of avtur," she said.

She said Sriwijaya Air`s current fuel surcharges remained the same as those of late last year, namely Rp270,000 for flights of more than two hours, Rp170,000 for flights of one hour to two hours, and Rp140,000 for flights of less than one hour.

Mandala Airlines spokesperson Trisia Megawati shared Hanna`s view, saying Mandala always evaluated its fuel surcharges by considering global crude prices.

"But up to now the management of Mandala Airlines still has no plan to raise its fuel surcharges. If there is a change in avtur price in two weeks` time, a rise in fuel surcharges will be inevitable," she said.

Separately, on Friday, Lion Air President Director Edward Sirait said the airline company still had to wait for announcement from Pertamina to decide whether or not it would raise its fuel surcharges.

If the avtur price increased significantly, a rise in fuel surcharges would be inevitable, he said.

Earlier, Indonesian National Air Carrier Association (INACA) Secretary General Tengku Burhanuddin said national air carriers particularly those grouped in the association were still reluctant to raise fuel surcharges.

"None of our members plans to raise fuel surcharges in the near future. We must be careful in looking at the global crude prices which still have the opportunity to fluctuate," he said.(*)
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Old June 13th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #564
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Merpati to decide continuation of MA-60 procurement: Minister

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Transportation Minister Jusman Syafii Djamal said it is up to Merpati Nusantara Airlines whether or not it would continue its purchase of Xian MA-60s following its finding of a crack on the tale of the Chinese made aircraft.

The minister said that Merpati had the full rights to continue the procurement or not because it was a matter of business between the producer and the consumer.

"After the cause of the structural damage to one of the two MA-60s is found it would be up to Merpati whether it would continue or not," the minister said here on Friday.

The minister made the remarks in response to Merpati`s step to ground one of the two Xian MA-60s it has purchased from China because it found a crack on the tale of one of the two planes late last month.

Merpati and Xian must cooperate and have coordination to find the cause of the crack on the tale of the plane which was sold at a price of 15 million dollars.

The minister said that the causes of the damage must be found whether it was caused by operational mistakes, mistake during its production or during its assembling.

"If the causes are technical, it should also be discussed technically. It is a matter of business between the producer and consumer," he said.

The minister said he had also been told by Xian MA-60 factory that all of the damaged components had been taken to China.

Previously, the Indonesian National Air Carrier Association (INACA) said that the commitment of Xian MA-60 producer whose products were operated by Merpati was worth questioning.

"We are surprised to hear it. The management of Boeing or Airbus companies is very quick in giving response to a problem," INACA Secretary General Tengku Burhanuddin said. (*)
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Old June 13th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #565
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Old June 13th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #566
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Mandala Air is one of the oldest Indonesian airline companies. It has been in existence since 1967 and last year one of its aircraft crashed, causing 147 people to lose their lives. After that Mandala routinely subjected all its aircraft to safety and airworthiness inspections to minimize the possibility of a recurrence of last year's tragedy.


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It happens in 2005. It was not last year.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:09 AM   #567
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woww... i love their new livery
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Old June 15th, 2009, 01:06 PM   #568
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"If indonesia wants to be taken seriously by the 'western world', they have to get rid of the old planes, get better safety regulations and better maintain and control the rules and the planes. But it's all about politics, money and the WILL to change...[/QUOTE]

sorry maar ik vind dat uw argument te simplistisch is. you just simply cannot guarantee that getting rid of older planes, better safety regulations, etc. = less accidents, better management, etc.

without disrespecting the victims of the crash, how can you explain numerous accidents and incidents that Air France has had for the past 5 years? How many times have AF 77Ws had to perform emergency landings because one of the engines just suddenly shut down by itself? How many times has Qantas had mid-air incidents with their 744 and A330? What about BA's 772 crash landing? Their planes are new, they have "good" maintenance, they are from "western world", etc.

I am not saying that we as Indonesians don't have to do anything at all. We and other countries on the list are working toward meeting "the standard". I also agree with you that Indonesian government, its people, and every single aspect that relates with aviation industry in Indonesia have to undergo major and drastic change but.......

to just simply pin-pointing our flaws without reflecting on things that happen else where in the world (for instance within EU) is unacceptable to justify that airlines from countries listed on the black list as unsafe.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #569
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I think you misunderstand the reason of the blacklisting by the EU.

Passenger safety is of the utmost importance, and at that time, reports were coming out of airlines like Lion and Adam Air of breaches in passenger safety, like overbooking the aircraft, making passengers fly on jumpseats instead of proper seats... And then came the unfortunate series of crashes which only served to make the world look at Indonesia closer, and thus opening the can of worms that revealed horrifying breeches in safety and aircraft maintenance.

On a lighter side, I do think that the blacklist should give Indonesian carriers ample time to plan their course of action into Europe; refining marketing and advertising strategies, new routes and destinations besides Amsterdam, codeshare and alliances. I know most Indonesians are unhappy about the blacklist but think about it, Garuda didn't exactly have a wonderful network into Europe prior to the ban. And the lifting of the ban will only bring more challenges, and are the Indonesian carriers ready for it?
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Old June 15th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #570
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of course! i agree with you that the ban gives us ample time to fix everything. of course passenger safety is the most important thing, no doubt about that. however, what i have trouble with is how easy "western societies" label others as unsafe without reflecting on its own safety record. i just find it an ignorant behaviour to continuously demanding "deemed unsafe airlines" to improve whilst "deemed safe airlines" from "western countries / developed countries whatever-you-want-to-name-it" also have serious incidents and accidents... i just failed to see the objectivity and justification from EU regarding this matter.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #571
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http://www.vk.tv/nieuws/article12432...n_landingsbaan (it's in dutch)

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A dog crossed the runway during the landing of the plane
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Old June 15th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #572
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On the brightside, I agree with reinhart, why must bring the western societies aka double standard? all airlines in the world must undergo security and safety procedure...no matter where they're coming from

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Old June 16th, 2009, 01:04 PM   #573
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To some extent, I'll agree that there is some form of perception that western societies are superior, and the sad thing is that some non-Western societies also subscribe to that double-standard.

But enough of that...

Question to my fellow Indonesian forumers; how is the local reaction to the new livery?
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there are always pro-cons with the new livery. but most of us see this as a positive step for GA to move forward. i'm personally dissapointed with the logo being thrown from the tail, but i'm also happy that the outdated livery has finally gone.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #575
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http://thejakartaglobe.com/news/eu-o...ght-ban/312399

June 15, 2009

by Putri Prameshwari
EU Officials to Review Flight Ban

Indonesian air carriers may get a step closer to being allowed back into European skies.

A team of aviation experts from the European Union arrived in Jakarta on Monday to discuss the country’s latest improvements in aviation safety.

Herry Bhakti Singayuda, director general of civil aviation at the Ministry of Transportation, said that four EU officials had arrived to discuss the flight ban imposed on Indonesia by the bloc two years ago. “So far, the meeting has gone well,” Herry said.

He said the team would be in Jakarta until Thursday, but added there was still no certainly on whether the ban would be lifted.

In July 2007, the EU, citing recommendations from the International Civil Aviation Organization, imposed a restriction that barred all civil Indonesian airlines from flying into EU member states, citing safety concerns as its main reason.

After a three-year audit from 2004, the ICAO issued 69 recommendations on safety regulations that have to be met by the government and the aviation industry.

Transportation Minister Jusman Syafii Djamal said in May that 66 of those recommendations had been fulfilled after the House of Representatives passed a bill on aviation this year, and that the three remaining recommendations would be addressed before the arrival of the EU team. Those three items, he said, covered the monitoring of air carriers’ operations and flight safety equipment.

Herry said the government was now optimistic that the EU would lift the ban after their meeting, because there was no reason for them to extend it. “They have seen the progress we have made over the last two years,” he said.

Julian Wilson, EU ambassador to Indonesia, said there had been good communication between the EU and the Indonesian government regarding the ban, and that the EU had seen positive improvement in the country’s aviation safety.

Indonesia’s aviation industry has grown rapidly since the ushering in of the reform era in 1998, but accidents are common due to a lack of safety standards and maintenance.

In the latest incident to hit the industry, a Dornier 328 plane, operated by charter airline Express Air, skidded off the runway in Papua’s Boven Digoel district on Sunday.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 03:07 PM   #576
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June 15, 2009

by Putri Prameshwari
EU Officials to Review Flight Ban

Indonesian air carriers may get a step closer to being allowed back into European skies.

A team of aviation experts from the European Union arrived in Jakarta on Monday to discuss the country’s latest improvements in aviation safety.

Herry Bhakti Singayuda, director general of civil aviation at the Ministry of Transportation, said that four EU officials had arrived to discuss the flight ban imposed on Indonesia by the bloc two years ago. “So far, the meeting has gone well,” Herry said.

He said the team would be in Jakarta until Thursday, but added there was still no certainly on whether the ban would be lifted.

In July 2007, the EU, citing recommendations from the International Civil Aviation Organization, imposed a restriction that barred all civil Indonesian airlines from flying into EU member states, citing safety concerns as its main reason.

After a three-year audit from 2004, the ICAO issued 69 recommendations on safety regulations that have to be met by the government and the aviation industry.

Transportation Minister Jusman Syafii Djamal said in May that 66 of those recommendations had been fulfilled after the House of Representatives passed a bill on aviation this year, and that the three remaining recommendations would be addressed before the arrival of the EU team. Those three items, he said, covered the monitoring of air carriers’ operations and flight safety equipment.

Herry said the government was now optimistic that the EU would lift the ban after their meeting, because there was no reason for them to extend it. “They have seen the progress we have made over the last two years,” he said.

Julian Wilson, EU ambassador to Indonesia, said there had been good communication between the EU and the Indonesian government regarding the ban, and that the EU had seen positive improvement in the country’s aviation safety.

Indonesia’s aviation industry has grown rapidly since the ushering in of the reform era in 1998, but accidents are common due to a lack of safety standards and maintenance.

In the latest incident to hit the industry, a Dornier 328 plane, operated by charter airline Express Air, skidded off the runway in Papua’s Boven Digoel district on Sunday.


Well,, EU can kiss my black born ASS...!!!

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I am just dissapointed with the font.

Btw, all airbus A332 and B773-ER will be equipped with AVOD.

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Old June 17th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #578
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I wish you good luck, the same i hope we angolans can have, because we also look forwards to seeing our TAAG out of this cursed list and start flying to europe with our oun planes. they finished to audit in Angola last week and everything seems to be ok. But, let's wait for the last decision that comes from them because we never know what can come from this people.
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I wish you good luck, the same i hope we angolans can have, because we also look forwards to seeing our TAAG out of this cursed list and start flying to europe with our oun planes. they finished to audit in Angola last week and everything seems to be ok. But, let's wait for the last decision that comes from them because we never know what can come from this people.
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not about who creating the word....it was 1000 of years ago by greek if not mistaken. that's my answer


Hahahaha now you know how it feels when some one else copycatting some thing that belong to you and claim it as theirs,
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