BBN Cargo Airlines Holdings, a global aviation company operating Icelandic cargo airlines Bluebird Nordic, is expanding its network and has opened a new AOC alongside its Icelandic airlines. The newly established cargo airlines BBN Airlines Indonesia has set up its operations in Jakarta, Indonesia on 31 August 2022.
As scheduled, BBN Airlines Indonesia will manage cargo operations in the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the Southern Hemisphere. The growing demand for air cargo transportation services in the last decade is one of the main reasons for this business expansion.
“With the growth of exports and imports, and the rapidly expanding e-commerce trend, Indonesia has a promising future for its air cargo and logistics industry,” explained Martynas Grigas, the Commissioner of BBN Cargo Airlines Holdings. “Indonesia is the largest and fastest-growing internet economy and is expected to account for half of all e-commerce transactions in Southeast Asia by 2025. We see this as a great opportunity and are excited to develop the cargo airline to fulfil the market needs.”
In addition, Indonesia, which is an archipelagic country, certainly makes air cargo one of the most important means of transportation. Due to the sudden surge in e-commerce, there is a huge demand for the delivery of products, directly propelling logistic services’ growth.
Currently, the BBN Airlines Indonesia is in the process of getting the airline business license, which is planned to be ready this year and predicted to achieve the AOC (Aircraft Operator Certificate) in the second quarter of 2023.