Asia Cargo Network group has launched RGA-Black Stone Airlines after it received the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in Indonesia on 28 March. This is the second AOC handed to Asia Cargo Network in Indonesia and its third airline AOC in the region.
The inaugural flight departed on 30 March from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) in Jakarta to El Tari International Airport (KOE) and then Komodo International Airport (LBJ).
RGA-Black Stone Airline’s President Director, Zack Isaak, said the carrier is looking to plug gaps in Indonesia’s domestic air cargo market by serving untapped niche routes, with plans to establish more regional routes regionally in the near future.
Citing a travel demand during the Umrah and Hajj pilgrimages, RGA-Black Stone Airlines plans to operate passenger flights to Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of 2022 using four units of A330 passenger aircraft. The airline said it also wants to run a pilot programme for drone delivery services.
Asia Cargo Network offers freighter services, aircraft leasing, aviation-related and logistics services with operations throughout Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Earlier this year it invested US$10 million to build an MRO facility at Kertajati International Airport in West Java.