A new air service, Heritage Air, providing flights from Bandung to two cities in Malaysia.
Heritage Air, a new Malaysian owned, Malacca based airline, owned by Kemuning Group in partnership with Indonesian associate Kagum Group, will shortly begin flying twice daily from Bandung to Malaka and Kuala Terenggangu.
Kagum Group president director Henry Husada said the flights will begin by the end of 2010, or possibly at the beginning of 2011.
Heritage Air will operate two British Aerospace BAE146-200, with capacity of 98 passengers.
However the airline has not gotten off to a good start; on 14th December a Malaysian chartered aircraft (belonging to Heritage Air) carrying 81 passengers and crew was detained by the Indonesian air force at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya for apparently entering Indonesian air space without permission.
It appears the aircraft had been given permission to enter Indonesian air space, but the agent for the flight failed to secure landing rights. As such the aircraft was detained when it landed to refuel in Surabaya, from Dili.
However after this initial hiccup Heritage Air owners remain optimistic, hoping to soon add to their armada with more up to date aircraft, and add new routes from Bandung, to Bangkok, Brunei Darussalam, and Hong Kong.