Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, is buying many new aircraft. Lion Air has recently placed the largest order in history for new aircraft from Boeing: Valued at USD$22 billion (Dh82 billion), the company order 230 planes.
Also, just last month, aircraft manufacturer Airbus was the recipient of a nearly USD$3 billion contract for 11 A330-300 aircraft by Garude International Airline.
According to an airline industry analyst, the whole aviation industry in Indonesia is being transformed. About 60 million Indonesians, which is approximately 25% of the populaton, are now travelling by air within Indonesia each year — and that number is expected to increase. Evern defunct airline Mandala has started operations again, after an infusion of cash from Singapore’s Tiger Airways.
Pacific Royale Airways, which flies to Indonesian cities and to some international locations, is now just starting operations.
The Indonesian economy is expected to grow by nearly 7% this year.
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