Trans Airways Yet to Obtain Flying Permit
Monday, 30 April, 2012 | 14:42 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Trans Airways, which bought 10 percent of shares in the national airline company Garuda Indonesia, is not registered with the Transportation Ministry.
“[The company] has not obtained an Air Transport Permit yet,” Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang S. Ervan told Tempo on Sunday.
Bambang claimed the private company was not registered at the Transportation Ministry, both as an airline company nor as a leasing company engaged in the transportation or cargo industry. In addition, Trans Corp’s subsidiary company has not obtained route permits.
Analyst Julio Parningotan from Batavia Prosperindo Sekuritas said the Garuda share purchase was part of an effort to synergize the airline company with Trans Airways, owned by Chairul Tanjung. Julio said that Chairul had taken Garuda’s extensive experience in the airline industry into consideration.
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