On the 8th of June, 2008 Aviation Network had the pleasure of flying on Indonesia's newest airline "Linus Airways". As an ordinary fare-paying passenger I experienced what I believe was superior service conducted by very professional and courteous staff.
Capt. Rusli Abdul Hamim (left) said that the Linus BAe 146-200 air-crafts from British Aerospace are very easy to handle and are also very stable because of their high-wing design. The flight crew regularly receive the latest Flight Simulator Training in Melbourne, Australia. Linus Airways currently have two BAe 146-200s and are planning to lease three more in the near future.
The flight crew consisted of four persons including First Officer Mr. Noor Hanafi, at the controls (right) and Flight Operation Officer Mr. Haryanto (front). The fourth flight crew member Mr. Fajar, the Flight Engineer, was located at the rear of the aircraft.
Something that I found highly unusual on a domestic flight these days was a Free Snack Box.
As you can spend up to two hours in the airport prior to your flight, and usually at least one hour in flight, most people find themselves needing to purchase food, or at least drinks. We salute Linus Airways upon re-introducing this very valuable service.
PT. Linus Airways operates two BAe 146-200 leased from BAE Systems Regional Aircraft and commenced operations on February 20, 2008, focusing upon regional destinations that have inadequate services. They have two BAe 146-200, PK-LNI (msn E2204) and PK-LNJ (msn E2210), with 98 single class leather seats.
We highly recommend that you contact and compare Linus Airways services before making your next domestic booking.
Telah dibuka rute baru Linus Airways pertanggal 04 November 2008 :
Batam (BTH) - Pangkal Pinang (PGK) ~ 10:10 - 11:10 ~ by JI320
Pangkal Pinang (PGK) - Batam (BTH) ~ 11:45 - 12:45 ~ by JI321
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