Air Efata (ICAO: EIJcall sign: EFATA), previously known as Efata Papua Airlines early in its operations, was an airline based in Indonesia. Air Efata was a full-service airline, offering a choice of Deluxe Class and Economy Class, and serving hot meals on flights. E-ticketing was available.

Air Efata
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations9 January 2006
Ceased operationsFebruary 2007
Operating basesSoekarno-Hatta International Airport
Focus citiesSurabaya Juanda International Airport
Parent companyEfata Papua Airlines
HeadquartersJakarta, Indonesia
Efata Papua Airlines Boeing 727

History edit

Air Efata was founded in 2004.[1] Its first flight commenced in early 2004 with one 727-200 from Jakarta to Jayapura. The airline was unable to continue its operations after the aircraft returned to Jakarta. After two years of inactivity, Air Efata recommenced operations on 9 January 2006 with a fleet of MD-83s and MD-88s. Only surviving for a short time, the company had to suspend all service again, and its licence was withdrawn.[1] The CEO and owner of Air Efata then committed suicide in January 2007.[2]

In February 2007, the Transportation Ministry delayed license revocation of 11 idle airlines, including PT Efata Papua Airlines, to give restructuring opportunities to the operators.[3] This did not have any outcome for Air Efata.

Destinations edit

Air Efata served:[citation needed]

  • Jakarta
  • Surabaya
  • Malang
  • Makassar
  • Ambon
  • Timika
  • Biak
  • Jayapura

Fleet edit

As of August 2006 the Efata Papua Airlines fleet included:[4]

On its first ever operation (which was abortive), the airline used

  • 1 Boeing 727-2H9 from Aviogenex in 04/2005 in full colors. The aircraft was previously registered as YU-AKM, then re-registered as PK-EPV.[5]

Air Efata leased the three Boeing-MD83/88 aircraft with a two-class passenger seat configuration from GECAS. Component support was provided by SAS Component Group A/S (a joint venture between ST Aerospace and SAS Technical Services - now named ST Aerospace Solutions (Europe) A/S) of Scandinavia, with engine support by Pratt & Whitney and major maintenance by Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF).

References edit

  1. ^ a b List of airlines from Indonesia, at Archived 2013-06-18 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-08-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Angkasa Archived 2008-09-29 at the Wayback Machine March 2007
  4. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  5. ^ "Aviation Photo #0727559: Boeing 727-243/Adv - Efata Papua Airlines (Aviogenex)".

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