Indonesia’s transportation ministry has approved the operational license for new budget airline Super Air Jet, the country’s directorate general of civil aviation said in a statement on Saturday.
Super Air Jet (SAJ), which industry sources say has links to Indonesia’s biggest airline group, Lion Air Group, fulfilled all the requirements to obtain an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), the final approval needed to serve commercial flights, the civil aviation agency said, Reuters reported.
“With the completion of all stages of certification for SAJ, SAJ is declared to have fulfilled all technical and safety requirements as an Air Operator Certificate holder,” said Novie Riyanto, Indonesia’s directorate general of civil aviation.
The new budget airline will start with three 180-seat Airbus SE A320 planes and focus on the domestic and millennial market, the carrier’s chief executive Ari Azhari said last month.
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