Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Six Garuda B737-400s Seized by Customs Officers
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Six Garuda B737-400s Seized by Customs Officers

Fines, Flight Delays and Cancellation Suffered When Indonesian Custom Office Gets Tough with Garuda Indonesia.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/29/2007)

Asia aviation soared to new heights on Thursday, October 25, 2007, with the inaugural flight of the Airbus 380 from Singapore to Sydney, while in Indonesia aviation circles were reaping publicity of a less favorable kind when six Boeing 737-400 aircraft leased by national flag-carrier Garuda Indonesia were seized by Indonesian customs and excise officials in Jakarta.

The seizure and sealing of the aircraft by customs officers left many of Garuda's domestic flight schedules in utter disarray, delaying some flights by as much as four hours and causing the outright cancellation of at least four departures. Three Bali flights (GA 400, GA 524 and GA 610) all suffered delays due to the announced customs seizure of between 15 minutes and 4.5 hours. GA 402 bound for Denpasar was cancelled.

Customs officers seized the aircraft because the national carrier had failed to secure the required permits to allow the airplanes leased from overseas owners to operate routes within Indonesia. Branded as "illegal imports," the airplanes were all arrested by Indonesian customs officers, placed under custom seals and towed to an isolated section of Sukarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.

According to a Custom's spokesperson, Garuda managed to supply the necessary documentation by mid-day Wednesday, allowing the planes to recommence scheduled service on Thursday, October 25, 2007.

Custom officials at Jakarta's airport defended the seizure of the aircraft, claiming that Garuda Indonesia had been repeatedly reminded since May 2007 to file the necessary paperwork for the leased aircraft as required under law.

Leased aircraft in Indonesia are allowed to operate under special "short-term import" permits of one year's duration, renewable for a maximum of three years, after which the planes must be re-exported back to their country of origin.

Because of Garuda's failure to have its importation paperwork in order the airline was fined Rp. 150 million (approximately US$16,300), a sizeable discount from the possible maximum fine of Rp. 20 billion (approximately US$2.18 million) that could have been imposed for operating the aircraft without the required temporary importation licenses.

In a related development, detik.com reports that Garuda Indonesia has suspended a Vice-President within their technical division for his failure to file the necessary documentation with the Custom's Department.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Attempted Identity Theft
Two Bulgarian Tourists Arrested on Suspicion of ATM Crime in Bali
(6/26/2016)
Heart Attack Claims Man in Local Boat Race
Balinese Participants in a Bedugul Canoe Race Dies of Heart Attack.
(6/26/2016)
U-Haul Hull
Operators of Sunken KMP Rafelia II Given Deadline of September 4, 2016, to Remove Sunken Ferry Boat in Java-Bali Straits
(6/26/2016)
Connected in Kuta
Kuta, Bali Launches 115 Free Wireless WiFi Points
(6/26/2016)
A Kemenuh Conondrum
Kemenuh Butterfly Park in Gianyar, Bali: Illegally Constructed, Illegally Operated and Failing to Pay Taxes
(6/26/2016)
Short Take Off and Approach
Indonesian Transportation Minister Not in Favor of Reclaiming Land to Extend Length of Baliís Airport
(6/26/2016)
Hot and Bothered in Bali
Bali Airport Installs Thermal Scanner to Detect International Passengers Infected by the Zika Virus
(6/26/2016)
Haunting Surfeit of Human Remains
Backlog of Unburied Corpses at Sanglah General Hospital Morgue Poses a Logistics and Spiritual Risk.
(6/26/2016)
General Hospital
Baliís Main Hospital Explains its Color-Coded Response to Medical Emergencies
(6/26/2016)
Bastards & Baksheesh
Public Outcry as Official at Gilimanuk Border Checkpoint Caught on Film Taking a Bribe
(6/26/2016)
Illegal Parking
Outgoing Denpasar Prosecutor Names Head of Denpasar Parking Authority as Suspect in Rp. 15.5 billion Corruption Case
(6/26/2016)
A Gas Attack?
Explosive Sewage System at Paragon Hotel in Jimbaran Sends two Staff Members to Hospital
(6/26/2016)
All [News]!