Thursday, November 26, 2009

Batavia Air plan to make Singapore as a hub flight

Batavia Air management has taken a ‘brave’ step by making Singapore as their hub flights to connect cities in Indonesia. The plan was informed by the Director of Public Relations Batavia Air Edy Haryanto on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of Semarang-Singapore route, Wednesday (25/11) in Semarang.

According to Edy Haryanto, Batavia Air also open a flight route from Jakarta to Singapore starting 25 November 2009. Next year, the new route which will open are Surabaya-Singapore and Denpasar-Singapore. If this happens then Singapore will be a knot Batavia Air flights in several cities in Indonesia. "It is possible we will open representative offices in Singapore greater," said Edy.

Until today, Singapore still a favorite destination for the airline in Indonesia. Besides Batavia Air, several major airlines in Indonesia, such as Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, and Indonesia AirAsia, have opened flight routes to Singapore.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Garuda Indonesia seriously working on Europe market

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Garuda Indonesia seriously working on a number of country markets in the region of Europe, as expanded its businesss internationally. "Operational route is planned in June 2010," said Senior General Manager of Garuda Indonesia East Indonesia Area Suranto, at Surabaya, Thursday (19/11).

According to him, the expansion into the European market was done post-removal restrictions fly there some time ago. "This route is offered to passengers who travel from Jakarta to Amsterdam via Dubai. The flight to the region will use Airbus A330-200 series," he said.

About the reasons for opening the route, Garuda Indonesia Corporate Public Relations of East Indonesia Area Erina Damayanti explained, the market potential in several Middle Eastern countries and the European big. "Moreover, citizens of Amsterdam have an emotional relation with Indonesia," she said.

While the selection of Dubai, Erina said, because the city is the fuel depots before continuing the flight to Europe. "We believe the opening of this route can reach passenger load factor around 80 percent," she said. This route, she added, also a flight destination businesspeople and tourists. So far, the majority of them liked to travel via Dubai before traveling to another country. "In addition, we will add domestic routes," she said.

She pointed out, Garuda Indonesia had added the route Surabaya-Jakarta-Pangkal Pinang, and Surabaya-Denpasar-Kupang. The opening of this flight route as well as a good market opportunity. "Target of load factor was around 80 percent," she said. The route Surabaya-Denpasar-Kupang, she optimistically predicted factornya load exceeds 80 percent, with most of the high season of domestic tourists by the end of the year. At that time, they are a lot of trips to Bali and went to Kupang.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Indonesian Palm Oil exports hampered by Negative Campaign

Negative campaign of Indonesia crude palm oil (CPO) still too often in Europe which affecting the CPO exports, after the global crisis. "CPO exports should recover as the impact of the global crisis began to overcome their respective consumer countries, but because of the negative campaign of palm trees, the export volume has not as expected," said Executive PT Asian Agri Laksamana Adiyaksa in Medan, North Sumatera, Sunday (15/11).

Negative campaign from palm trees destroying the forest to palm oil consumption could cause cancer, the most intensively conducted in Europe since a long time until today. It is suspected that the negative campaign to disrupt the marketing of palm oil is increasingly shifting the position of vegetable oil.

Issues that continue to grow in Europe, Adiyaksa said, because once Europe is the largest buyers of CPO Indonesia, thereby reducing the supply of other vegetable oils. "Today there was a shift most of CPO buyers, China and India. Purchase of European reduced and should be recognized for the impact that negative campaign," said the admiral who served as treasurer of the Joint Indonesian Palm Oil Entrepreneurs (Gapki) of North Sumatera.

To avoid continuing interference of Indonesian CPO marketing, cpo industrialist and the government must have a strong commitment to fight those negative campaign. Resistance that can be done by making a scientific study on the CPO content related to human health problems, the impact of oil palm crops on the environment and the need to expand market share.

The cpo industrialist do not dwell on India and China markets which today the inquiry is continuing to increase, but also to other countries that have prospects such as the Middle East and Africa, he said.

CPO businessmen and government together to strengthen the domestic market by opening up industrial oil product. Secretary General of Oil Palm Growers Association premises (Apkasindo) Arsjad Asmar admits, resistance to negative campaigning of oil had to be strengthened and the association was prepared to engage in such resistance. Apkasindo is involved against the negative campaign, Asmar said, is because to save the oil palm farmers which has amount enough. "If price and volume of crude palm oil (CPO) exports fell, the price of farmers’ TBS is also depressed," he said.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Batavia Air add Airbus 330


To meet its expansion needs to Jeddah, Batavia Air will add a wide-body aircraft type Airbus 330-200 with 302 seat capacity.
Public Relation Manager of PT Metro Batavia (Batavia Air) Eddy Haryanto said the plane will be imported from Ireland. "The plane is the orderd one another, it was to rent from Ireland. Made in the 2000s," he said, at the Hotel Redtop, Jakarta, Tuesday (10/11).
However, he was reluctant to explain in detail the nominal cost of renting the plane. According to him, these aircraft to meet flight path Jakarta-Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is ready to open Batavia Air at the end of this year.
Previously, Batavia Air also has prepared a unit of aircraft with the same type to the needs of this international route flights. However, since the opening of flight routes from Jakarta to Jeddah was delayed, this time the aircraft is used for domestic flights.
For information, previously Batavia Air plans to open a route from Jakarta to Jeddah in August 2009. However, that plan had to be delayed due to hampered permission from the Saudi Arabia that has not come out. "(The plane) which we now use to domestic. There is to Medan, Batam," he said.
With the addition of this aircraft unit, the Batavia Air aircraft had a total of 37 units. Meanwhile, this year's Batavia Air has also continued to develop its expansion to open the domestic flight routes. The plan, coming in December 2009 it will open a flight path to Maumere and Waengapo, East Nusa Tenggara.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Indonesia will export pineapple to Iran

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Indonesia is exploring the possibility of pineapple exports to Iran. Exports are expected to be implemented early next year.
This was conveyed by Minister of Industry, MS Hidayat after receiving the visit of Iran's ambassador to Indonesia Behrooz Kamalvandi at his office, Friday (6 / 11). "Iran is very interested in horticulture cooperation. They want us to export fresh fruit, pineapple," he said.
Hidayat explained Iran are interested to import fresh pineapple after seeing the pineapple plantation in Subang, West Java. Pineapple from earrings considered very marketable.
As a follow-up, will be sent twenty businessmen to visit Iran. Hidayat hopes, next year is already realized cooperation. "Probably next year," he said.
Hidayat expressed, Iran is also being explored for development investment some food and beverage manufacturers in Indonesia. "They build factories here for marketing (export) to Europe and Iran. He wants to guarantee. This is good news for us," he said.
Hidayat explained, Iran's interest to work together in terms of investment and exports and imports. Furthermore, Hidayat said that in meetings with the Iranian ambassador also discussed joint projects related to the continuation of Pertamina with counterparts in Iran.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

September 2009 : Indonesia export decreased

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Indonesia's export value in September 2009 decreased by 6.75 percent compared to August 2009 from 10.54 billion U.S. dollars to 9.83 billion U.S. dollars. But when compared with September last year exports also fell by 1.92 percent.
Head of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Rusman Heriawan said this during a press conference, at the office, Jakarta. "September 2009 Indonesia's exports fell by 6.75 per cent," he said.
Rusman explained that September 2009 reduction in exports caused by the non-oil exports decline by 8.58 percent from 8.89 billion U.S. dollars to 8.13 billion U.S. dollars. In contrast, oil and gas exports increased by 3.07 percent from 1.65 billion U.S. dollars to 1.70 billion U.S. dollars.
Cumulatively, Indonesia's export value from January to September 2009 reached 80.13 billion U.S. dollars, or down 25.57 percent compared to the same period in 2008. "The non-oil exports reached 68.11 billion U.S. dollars or 18.21 percent down," he explained.
According to him, the biggest non-oil Indonesia exports decline in September 2009 occurred in fats and animal or vegetable oil for 17.7 million U.S. dollars, while the largest increase occurred in the ore, crust, and the gray metal of 207.5 million U.S. dollars.