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Pelita Air Service, also known as Pelita Air and PAS, is a domestic airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Pelita Air Service began over 50 years ago in 1970 operating to over 10 domestic destinations. Pelita Air has been listed in Category 1 by the Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for its airline safety quality. Its main hub is based at Pondok Cabe Airport and its secondary hub is at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport.

Pelita Air aims to be the most trusted aviation provider in the region by providing the most efficient and safe aviation services. Its core values include Trust & Teamwork, Clean, Safety and Commercial. The airline is owned by PT Pertamina, an oil and natural gas company owned by the Indonesian government.

In 2000, Pelita Air Service scheduled flight services under 'Pelita AirVenture' however in 2005, due to tough competition, they decided to close. In 2016, Pelita Air was providing transportation services, fuel and oil and in 2020, they started providing general cargo transportation services. Pelita Air Services has 10x Airbus A230 on order, as they want to start operating passenger flights again.

Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

Most airlines will allow you to bring cabin baggage (H56cm x W45cm x D25cm) and a small personal item on board at no extra cost. This depends on your flight destination with Pelita Air. However, some airlines will charge you for cabin baggage. When booking your Pelita Air flight this information will be provided to you.

Checked Baggage

When booking your flight you can add extra checked baggage to your booking. Due to health and safety reasons, baggage weight cannot exceed 32kg. You may be requested to remove items from your checked baggage if it's overweight, so pack carefully.

Once Pelita Air starts operating passenger flights again baggage information will be available to you.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

You should aim to check in online to ensure a quick and easy process at the airport. You can check in online with Pelita Air Service from 48 hours to 30 minutes before your departure. Print out or save your boarding pass onto the 'mobile wallet' so you're ready to show it throughout the airport.

Airport Check-In

If you can't check in online, you can check-in the at the airport. Pelita Air Service check-in desks are generally open 3 hours before your flight departure. Please note that you may be charged an additional fee for checking in at the airport.

Food & Drink

Pelita Air Service is currently not operating passenger flights, so food information isn't available yet.


Pelita Air Service currently doesn't offer WIFI on-board.

Frequent Flyer Program

Pelita Air doesn't currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Pelita Air is not a member of any airline alliance.

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Destinations that Pelita Air flies to

Pelita Air Service flies to over 10 domestic destinations such as Balikpapan, Jakarta, Denpasar, Bontang and Makassar.

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Hub Airport

Pondok Cabe Airport

Pondok Cabe Airport is a combined civilian and military airport in Pondok Cabe, Pamulang, South Tangerang. This airport operates in Ciputat, Depok, and other parts of Depok and districts in the South of Jakarta. The airport is owned by the state oil company Pertamina and operated by Pelita Air Service.

The airport has a runway with a length of 1,986 metres. Pondok Cabe Airport is only a hub for Pelita Cabe Airport however, EastIndo also flies to and from this airport.

Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport

Halim PerdanaKusuma International Airport is a secondary hub for Pelita Air Service. The airport is based in East Jakarta. As well as operating commercial scheduled flights, the airport is also used for military, private and presidential purposes. In 2016, Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport had about 5.6 million passengers.

The airport is relatively small as it only has one passenger terminal and is about 10,000 square metres. This terminal operates all departing and arriving flights. The airport also has a presidential terminal, the terminal is used by the President of the Republic of Indonesia and other VVIPs.

This airport is also a hub for Batik AirCitilink and Susi Air. Other airlines that fly to and from this airport include Trigana Air.


As of 2022, Pelita Air Service has a fleet size of over 35. The Airbus A320 is the largest in terms of passenger size, with a capacity of 180 passengers on-board. Pelita Air currently has another 10 Airbus A320s in order.

Frequently asked questions

Who owns Pelita Air Services?

Pelita Air Service is owned by PT Pertamina. PT Pertamina is located in Central Jakarta, Indonesia and is an Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation.

Where can I book Pelita Air flights?

For an easy and efficient process you can book Pelita Air flights through Alternative Airlines. In the flight search bar enter the dates and destination you wish to travel to, using the airline filter select 'Pelita Air Service' for all available flights with the airline. Once you have chosen the flight you can secure your booking using one of our 40+ payment methods.

You can also add a Cancellation Protection to your booking for extra protection. Cancellation Protection allows you to cancel and receive a full refund if you cannot fly due to an emergency circumstance such as adverse weather and illness.