Citilink – the low-cost airline operation within PT Garuda Indonesia – will formally become a separate business entity with the registered name of PT Citilink Indonesia once its official Air Operator Certificate is issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation on July 1, 2012.
The Director of Airworthiness and Flight Operations (DKUPPU) of the Transportation Ministry, Diding Sumardi, told Bisnis.com that the processing of the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) is finished and is targeted for handover to the airline on July 1, 2012.
Sumardi explained that with its own AOC, Citilink automatically becomes a separate subsidiary airline from Garuda.
The vice-president of Citilink, Arif Wibowo confirmed that upon receipt of the AOC his fleet with fly as a distinct corporate entity. The registration number that has been tentatively granted to Citilink is G1 and will be recommended for acceptance by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Garuda’s registration remains “GA.”
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