Indonesia’s all-cargo market continues to grow with BBN addition

Source: BBN Airlines Indonesia. Boeing 737-800

Recently-launched BBN Airlines Indonesia has added a third freighter to its fleet as the country’s all-cargo market continues to expand.

The Avia Solutions Group-owned ACMI carrier this week announced the arrival of one Boeing 737-400SF to join its existing fleet of two 737-800Fs.

At the same time as announcing the freighter arrival, the carrier also received three 737-800NG passenger aircraft.

The four new aircraft will undergo a redelivery check at FL Technics Indonesia before being operated commercially at the beginning of next year.

The aircraft will be used for both domestic and international routes, with a focus on the China to Bali route, the carrier said.

Martynas Grigas, chairman of BBN Airlines Indonesia, said: “Since ACMI providers are still a rarity in Asia, BBN Airlines Indonesia is expected to give an extra boost to support the ever-growing aviation needs in Indonesia. This expansion will allow us to better serve our customers and meet the growing demand from airline, logistics, and tour operator companies.”

The airline received its AOC in August of this year with aims to capitalise on the lack of ACMI providers and growing e-commerce demand.

The carrier was the second Indonesia-based cargo airline to receive its AOC in August.

Freighter operator Raindo United Services gained its air operator certificate (AOC) that month and had plans to launch operations this year.

The carrier will launch operations with two 23-tonne capacity Boeing 737-800BCFs, with the first (PK-RUS) delivered on July 14 and the second (PK-RFS) arriving on August 9.

Raindo plans to offer both domestic and international services.

Meanwhile, Teleport is also rapidly expanding its operations after taking delivery of its first A321P2F.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]