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Merpati Nusantara Airlines has ceased operations

Unfortunately, Merpati Nusantara Airlines ceased all flying operations in February 2014.

The airline had plans to relaunch, however, in June 2022, it had its licence revoked and eventually dissolved in February 2023.

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About Merpati Nusantara Airlines:

Merpati Nusantara Airlines was an airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It offered flights to over 80 domestic and international destinations.

The airline was first founded in 1962 and operated under 'Merpati'. It has 2 hubs - one at Ngurah Rai International Airport and another at Juanda International Airport. It also had a base at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

Merpati unfortunately suspended operations in 2014 due to financial and regulatory issues. It did have plans to relaunch although it eventually had its licence revoked in 2022 and was completely dissolved by the beginning of 2023.

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Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the main airport serving the Jakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia. The airport operates as a hub for Garuda Indonesia, but also for AviastarBatik Air, Cardig Air, Citilink, Express Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air. The airport has two runways and in 2014, handled 62 million passengers becoming the 9th busiest airport in the world.

Other airlines which fly to and from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport include Air China, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Egyptair, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines and many others


Before Merpati Nusantara ceased operations, it had a fleet of over 20 aircraft. This included:

  • 3 x Boeing 737-300
  • 2 x Boeing 737-400
  • 1 x Boeing 737-500
  • 5 x De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
  • 14 x Xian MA60

It also had 40 orders of the Comas ARJ21-700 before all operations were suspended.