TransNusa Aviation Mandiri took delivery of its first new generation ATR 42-600 on 25 September 2014. The carrier has options for three more ATR 42-600s.
TransNusa is introducing the new ATR 42-600 for the first time in Indonesia. The company won a 5-year contract from one of the Indonesia’s large oil consortia.
It is anticipated that the first ATR 42-600 would enter into service this November. The chartered ATR 42 will open up its first FIFO service departing from Jakarta’s Halim Airport to Matak Airport in Natuna Island, conducting six return flights per week. FIFO stands for fly-in fly-out, a common type of aviation service within the offshore and mining industry.
TransNusa Mandiri is an Indonesian domestic airline serving the east of Indonesia, mainly Nusa Tenggara, Bali and southern Sulawesi. Its main base is El Tari Airport, Kupang. It was launched in August 2005 serving various destinations from Kupang, Bali, using aircraft chartered from other local airline. In August 2011, TransNusa received its own air operator’s certificate (AOC) and scheduled as well as non schedule commercial airline permit.
Source: ATR Aircraft