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Susi Air was established in 2004 by Christian von Strombeck and Susi Pudjiastuti and operates flights to remote destinations in Indonesia with small propeller aircraft, mostly Cessna Grand Caravan.
They have four bases in Medan, Jakarta's Halim airport, Balikpapan and Jayapura from where they fly to destinations in that area.
There are some concerns about safety at Susi Air though.
Each passenger can bring into the cabbin one standard bag with a maximum weight of 7 kg.
The maximum weight for checked baggage is 15 kg. You can check-in multiple bags but the combined weight may not exceed 15 kg.
It is possible to check-in more weight, but there will be additional costs. Please contact Susi Air for the exact price before you book a flight.
Susi Air is an airline in Indonesia. Susi Air itself is managed by PT ASI Pujiastuti Aviation. Susi Air is a lot more to operate in areas that have not been touched by other major airlines are. Susi Air's history cannot be separated from the formidable woman from the small town of Pangandaran whose full name is Susi Pudjiastuti. This woman inspired many people through her life story that eventually made her as a female entrepreneur who triumphed in the fishing business and aviation.
Susi Air started from the owner’s dream, Susi Pudjiastuti who wanted to have a plane to take fish from Pangandaraan to Jakarta. Susi was a fish entrepreneur at that time. She sent the fish collected by fishermen from Pangandaran to Jakarta by truck. Susi wasn't raised in a business family, she did not even graduate from high school. For her, formal education is not important and with high determination she dropped out of high school and with hard work and perseverance she succeeded in having export quality processed fish as well as 50 aircrafts.
Susi Air first flight was in 2004. Actually Susi had prepared business plan with her beloved husband, Christian von Strombeck in 2000 but there was no bank which would lend the funds to purchase aircraft. Then in 2004, Mandiri Bank lend funds of USD 4.7 million to start an aviation business. The tsunami disaster in Aceh that occurred on Boxerday 2004, exactly two months after the maiden flight of Susi Air had initially inhibited the growth of Susi Air. At that time Susi, the owner, chose to operate the aircraft to deliver food and medicine to the victims of the tsunami disaster. She did not care about the substantial loss of money as the airplanes did not generate any income for this period. But her good deed resulted in an income when foreign non-governmental organizations hired the aircraft intending to deliver aid to Aceh. Aircraft leasing money was used to pay back the loan to the bank./p>