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binnenlandse vluchten IndonesieAre domestic flights in Indonesia safe? 

For a long time, local airlines in Indonesia had a bad reputation. Fortunately, this has changed. Safety has improved significantly over the years and in 2018 all Indonesian airlines were found safe by the European Union and removed from the list of unsafe airlines (the Air Safety list). This means that all airlines meet the European standard.

A total of 22 airlines provide relatively cheap domestic flights between the islands and cities in Indonesia. Traveling by plane is ideal for covering large distances quickly and thus saving time.

The main airlines are:

Garuda Indonesia

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Garuda is the national airline of Indonesia and has a market share of around 25%. Garuda was founded in 1950 and is known for their good service.
Garuda is rated as a 5-Star Airline by Skytrax.
“Skytrax World Airline Star Rating” exists since 1999, and is an internationally recognized and renowned institute that assesses the quality of airlines worldwide. The highest possible score is 5 stars. Skytrax assesses the airlines on, for example, comfort, baggage, catering, hygiene and staff service.

Especially in the area of service Garuda distinguishes itself from other airlines The cost of the tickets is slightly higher than with the low-cost airlines, but this is reflected in the comfort and kindness of the personel.

Sriwijaya Air

Sriwijaya Air exists since 2003 and is named after the old Sriwajaya dynasty of the 7th century. It has a market share of 10%.
Skytrax has rated Sriwijaya 3-Star Airline.

Batik AirBatik Air   Air bestaat sinds 2003 en is vernoemd naar de oude Sriwajaya dynasty uit de 7e eeuw. Het heeft een  marktaandeel van 10%. Skytrax heeft Sriwijaya als 3-Star Airline gewaardeerd.

Batik Air

Batik Air made its first flight in 2013. It is a 3-Star Airline and the “sister” of the budget Airline Lion Air. Batik Air mainly has domestic destinations, but also operates flights to Singapore and Australia.

Low-Cost Airlines

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Skytrax rates low-cost airlines as a separate category. When the score an airline they take into account the relationship between price and quality. Here too, the highest possible score is 5 stars.


Citilink the “daughter”of Garuda, and has a market share of 10%. It mainly operates flights on Java and Bali.It is rated as a 4-Star Low-Cost Airline by Skytrax.

Lion Air

Lion Air was founded in 1999 and has grown into the largest airline in Indonesia with a market share of around 40%. Lion Air flies to more than 60 destinations, mostly domestically, but also a few abroad. Skytrax has rated Lion Air as a 3 star Low-Cost Airline. At Lion Air, baggage regulations are strictly enforced.

Indonesia AirAsia

AirAsia Indonesia” started in 2004 as a “daughter” of the Malaysian airline Air Asia. It has a 5% market share in Indonesia. Air Asia is listed as a 3-Star Low-Cost Airline with Skytrax.

Super Air Jet

Super Air Jet exists since 2021 and focuses on young price-conscious customers. Skytrax has not yet provided a review.

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