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Trigana Air Service
Trigana Air Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1991
Operating bases Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Fleet size 19
Destinations 21
Company slogan We Serve you Here, There, and Everywhere
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia
Key people Capt. Rubijanto Adisarwono (President Director)

Trigana Air Service is an airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia.[1]


The company commenced operations in early 1991 with two Beechcraft B200C King Air fixed-wing aircraft, and by the end of that year had added two licence-built Bell 412SP helicopters. They also operate 2 ATR aircraft for Hainan Airlines from Sanya to Haikou and Hanoi until 2016.[2]


Trigana Air Service flies to 22 destinations throughout Indonesia.[3]


Current fleet

A Trigana Air ATR 42 at Labuan Bajo Airport, Indonesia. (2008) This aircraft crashed on 16 August 2015.

The Trigana Air Service fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[4]

Trigana Air Service fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
ATR 42–300 5[5] 0 50
ATR 42-300QC 1 0
ATR 42–500 1 0
ATR 72–200 3 0
ATR 72–500 1 0
Boeing 737–300 1 0
Boeing 737-300F 3 0
Boeing 737–400 1 0
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 3 0
Total 19 0

Former fleet

The airline previously operated the following aircraft as of August 2016:[6]

EU aviation blacklist

Trigana Air Service is currently banned from operating in European Union airspace. The ban was imposed on all Indonesian airlines (by now several have been exempted) by the European Commission in 2007 in consultation with member states' aviation authorities.[7][8]

Accidents and incidents

Aircraft operated by Trigana Air have been involved in 14 serious incidents, 10 of which resulted in hull loss.[9]

  • On 21 April 2002, a Trigana Air Service Antonov An-72, registered as ES-NOP, was carrying out a chartered cargo service from Sentani Airport, Jayapura to Wamena Airport, Wamena. The plane was carrying 4 people, a Lithuanian pilot, Estonian co-pilot, Russian Flight Engineer, and a Load Master (Nationality undetermined). While landing in Wamena, the front compartment of the Antonov An-72 suddenly caught fire. All aboard were evacuated safely from the plane.[10]
  • On 25 May 2002, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter registered PK-YPZ crashed in heavy rain whilst carrying supplies for the local town. All four passengers and both crew members lost their lives.[11]
  • On 11 February 2010, Trigana Air Service Flight 162, operated by an ATR 42–300 registered PK-YRP, force landed in a paddy field near Balikpapan after both engines failed in-flight. All 52 passengers and crew on board survived.[12]
  • On 8 April 2012, a DHC-6 Twin Otter carrying eight passengers and crew had several shots fired at it whilst landing at Mulia Airport in Papua province on a flight from Nabire. Both pilots received injuries which led them to lose control of the aircraft, which veered into an airport building.[13] Of the eight passengers and crew aboard one was killed and four were injured.[14]
  • On 16 August 2015, Trigana Air Service Flight 267, operated by an ATR 42–300 registered PK-YRN, lost contact just before 3pm local time after taking off from Sentani airport in Papua's capital Jayapura on a flight to Oksibil. Its wreckage was found by villagers in the Bintang highlands region of Oksibil.[15] All 49 passengers and 5 crew members were killed in the accident.[16][17] The NTSC realised their report 2 years and 5 months after the crash and stated that Pilot Error and the fauilure of the Ground Proximity Warning System. [18]
  • On 13 September 2016 a Boeing 737–300 freighter, registration PK-YSY performing flight IL-7321, operating a flight from Sentani Airport in Jayapura, made a hard landing on runway 15 at Wamena Airport, breaking both main gears. The aircraft slid to a stop on the runway, coming to rest partially on the grass. Nobody was hurt.[19]


On January 3, 2018, Trigana Air Service was awarded the dubious title of the worst in airline safety with a "one-star rating" out of seven by Airlines Ratings. [20] Besides Trigana, the other airlines similarly rated worst are North Korea's Air Koryo, Suriname's Blue Wing Airlines and Nepal's Buddha Air, Nepal Airlines, Tara Air and Yeti Airlines.[21][22][23]


  1. ^ "Contact Archived 2010-10-03 at the Wayback Machine.." Trigana Air Service. Retrieved on 29 June 2010. "Head Office Komplek Puri Sentra Niaga Jl. Wiraloka Blok D 68-69-70. Kalimalang. Jakarta 13620. INDONESIA"
  2. ^ Trigana History. Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved: 11 November 2008
  3. ^ Trigana Air Service Flight Schedule. Archived 2009-10-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved: 11 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 17. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ Trigana Air Service Flight 267 Crash. Retrieved: August 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 17. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  7. ^ "The EU Air Safety List – European Commission". Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  9. ^ "Trigana Air Service accidents". Flight Safety Foundation. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
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  11. ^ "Trigana Air Service Flight 2002". 2002-05-25. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  12. ^ Accident description for ATR 42–300 registration PK-YRP at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 18 August 2010.
  13. ^
    • On Sep 12th, 2016, a cargo variant 737-300 suffered a hard landing at Wamena airport. The aircraft sustained serious damage but all 3 crew members survived.
    Gunmen open fire on plane in Papua, kill one, injure four
  14. ^ Police Identify Shooter of Indonesia Trigana Archived 2012-04-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Villagers find wreckage of Indonesian plane in Papua".
  16. ^ "Villagers find wreckage of Indonesian plane in Papua". Al Jazeera English Online. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Aircraft accident description for ATR 42–300 PK-YRN between Jayapura and Oksibil". Flight Safety Foundation. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  18. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident ATR 42–300 PK-YRN Oksibil Airport (OKL)". Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  19. ^ "Accident: Trigana B733 at Wamena on Sep 13th 2016, hard landing results in main gear collapse". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  20. ^ Ratings, Airline (2018-01-03). "The World's Top 20 Safest Airlines For 2018 – Airline Ratings". Airline Ratings. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  21. ^ "The world's safest airlines for 2018?". CNN Travel. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  22. ^ Schultz, Amber (2018-01-04). "World's safest, and least safe, airlines named". Traveller. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  23. ^ "What are the world's safest airlines for 2018?". 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-04.

External links

  • Official website
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