Indonesia AirAsia is a low-cost airline based in Tangerang, Indonesia. The airline was established as Awair (Air Wagon International) in 1999 by the former chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama Muslim organisation, Abdurrahman Wahid. After being elected president of Indonesia in 1999, he decided to relinquish his 40% stake in the business. Although the airline began operations with Airbus 300/310 aircraft in 2000, all flights were then suspended until 2002. As Awair, in 2004, the airline began operating domestic flights within Indonesia as an associate of AirAsia. Today the airline is known as Indonesia AirAsia and operates both scheduled domestic and international flight services. The airline's main base is situated at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta and is an Indonesian associate carrier of Malaysian low-fare airline AirAsia. Indonesia Air Asia, along with several other Indonesian airlines, was banned from flying into Europe airspace due to safety concerns until July 2010, when the ban was lifted. Today Indonesia AirAsia is listed in category 1 for airline safety quality, by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority. The airline employs more than 2,000 employees in 2013.
Indonesia AirAsia Luggage Requirements
Passengers are allowed to carry one item of hand baggage and 1 laptop bag or 1 handbag on-board. The main cabin luggage cannot exceed the dimensions 56cm x 36cm x 23cm and must not weigh more than 7kg. This luggage must be able to fit under the seat in front of you or the overhead compartments.
If travelling on an international flight all baggage must be checked in at least one hour prior to departure time. Domestic flights, luggage can be checked in 45mins prior to scheduled departure time.Each checked luggage must not exceed: 81cm (H) x 119cm (W) x 119 cm (D) and 32kg in weight.
News about Indonesia AirAsia
Airline tickets for domestic flights in Indonesia could soon be more expensive. In a bid to improve airline safety following the tragedy with Air Asia, the government is reportedly "cracking down on the sale of cheap tickets for domestic flights to ensure airlines do not cut corners on safety". Local authorities are "raising the floor for economy class domestic flights with airlines prevented from selling tickets at less than 40 per cent of a ceiling price set by the [Transport] Ministry," reports Reuters.The Indonesian government hopes that the increased revenue from raised fares will enable the airlines to improve their safety. However, this is of course based on the assumption that the extra cash will be used for this intended purpose.Indonesia has lots of airlines, most of which only fly domestically. Due to the fact that their sketchy safety records almost all — except Garuda and Air Asia — are banned from flying to, from or within European airspace. Ignasius Johan, Indonesian transport minister commented: "We want the aviation sector to be healthy, not cheap. If it's cheap, there are many things that might not be done." It is important to note that the price controls apply only to domestic flights. The cost of international services to or from Indonesia will not be affected.
Indonesia AirAsia Web Check-in regulations
It is possible to check in online with Air Asia, unless you fall into one of the following categories:
Passengers travelling with infant(s)
Passengers with reduced mobility and those with special needs
Passengers under the age of 16 years and travelling alone
Passengers with a medical condition/illnesses
If there are more than 9 passengers travelling on the same one booking number
For guests checking-in to Australia destinations
Passengers can check in from 14 days up to 1 hour prior to the scheduled time of departure. If your flight is with AirAsia X, then passengers have from 14 days up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure time.Please note that self check-in boarding passes will be printed with a notification “THIS IS NOT A BOARDING PASS” for passengers travelling to Australian destinations. This means that the pass is not a valid boarding pass and that guests must proceed to the document check/Baggage drop counter for Advance Passenger Processing (APP) approval at which point an offical boarding pass will be issued.