This is a common dilemma that many businesses face. It boils down to a few factors including your current financial status
, long and short-term cost, who will use the vehicle and vehicle purchase economic value.
One of the most popular and economical model in Jakarta is the Toyota Avanza. This is an economical and reliable vehicle, suitable for requirements such as large families and space. A larger vehicle choice will the Toyota Kijang Innova, although more expensive, it is also a more comfortable option.
Pros of Leasing
- No huge initial outlay
- Ease up cash flow with low monthly payments
- Remove uncertainties in budgeting
- Flexible payment schemes
- Hassle-free maintenance and more control over
- Allows regular upgrade to new or different
models when the lease is up
- Minimise depreciation problems
- Free up working capital for other investment
Car lease pricing starts from Rp4,500,000 per month, depending on vehicle model and year. Contact
our staff for more details!
As the Indonesian economy grows, Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport
has seen a significant growth in the number of passengers over the past few years. At the same time, there is naturally an increased number of passengers who require transit services between terminal in Soekarno Hatta Airport.
If you are unfamiliar with the terminals at Soekarno Hatta Airport, this rule-of-thumb may help you remember easily: Terminal 1: ALL domestic flights, except Garuda Airline Terminal 2: ALL international flights, including Garuda domestic flights Terminal 3: ALL AirAsia flights
As the main airport hub in Indonesia, Soekarno Hatta Airport has seen a significant growth of international travelers using this hub as their transit point to other parts of Indonesia such as Bali, Surabaya, Medan, Yogyakarta etc. Very often, these travelers require transit services between terminals on the same day to catch their flights.
There are actually free shuttle buses provided at each terminal in the form of the big yellow bus, indicating Airport Shuttle Bus. This service is free-of-charge. Be sure to check with the driver or the sign on the front of the bus, that it provides transfer to your terminal (1, 2 or 3).
Otherwise, if you are in a rush or prefer to travel more comfortably, you may opt for our Terminal Transfer Service which includes a private car transfer awaiting once you exit the arrival gate. The car and driver will send you to your terminal once you are ready to leave! No waiting or messy situations where you need to orientate your location. We make it easy for you to catch your next flight at a different terminal. Enquire about our Terminal Transfer Service
We have received feedback from our customers about travelling in Jakarta. They are mixed between good and bad, but leaning towards bad reviews. As you may know, traffic in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia does not have a glorious reputation worldwide. Travelling in Jakarta can be stress free, if you are able to plan your travel plans.
We give you 5 important tips to travelling in Jakarta: 1. Planning:
Jakarta is spread over an area of about 740.3 km². This does not include the land area beyond Jakarta including Bekasi, Karawang, Bogor, Puncak, Bandung etc. Try to plan your travel schedule and appointments according to their proximity. Take note that locations in North, South, East, West and Central Jakarta may be difficult to travel, especially on peak hours. If you having difficulty planning your schedule, simply consult our staff and they will advice you on the best and most time efficient travel plan.
2. Avoid Peak Hours: Peak hours are generally understood from 7:00AM - 10:00AM in the morning, 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the evening, and on Fridays. However, with traffic in Jakarta, this may be difficult to predict. 3. Learn basic daily phrases in Bahasa Indonesia: It helps to learn basic phrases and some Jakarta slang.
Mineral Water: Aqua
Traffic Jam: Macet
4. Purchase a data plan for your smartphone: Date plans can be easily purchased for your smartphone Blackberry, Iphone etc. This will come in handy for internet browsing, responding to emails while you are on the road. This data card can be easily purchased at the Soekarno Hatta Airport.
5. Stay Hydrated and Energized: The dry and hot weather in Jakarta may be difficult to adjust for some foreign travellers. Ensure that you are always equipped with a bottle of water in the vehicle. If you need to buy, just inform the driver that you would like to purchase some bottled mineral water at the nearest minimart. Minimarts such as AlfaMart, Lawson, 7-11 are widely available across Jakarta City. Even better, stock up on a couple of energy bars in your briefcase or purse!
Private carrier Batavia Air announced that it would cease operations beginning at 12 a.m. on Thursday after a Jakarta court ruled in favor of a bankruptcy petition filed against the airline on Wednesday.
“Starting tonight at 12:00 a.m. midnight, all operational activities of Batavia Air will cease,” Batavia’s lawyer Raden Catur said after a hearing at the Central Jakarta Commercial Court.
The bankruptcy petition was filed by the International Lease Finance Corporation, an aircraft leasing company headquartered in the United States, and concerned a $4.68 million debt.
Batavia reportedly failed to pay leasing fees for an Airbus A330 fleet it leased from the US firm at the agreed upon deadline on Dec. 13, 2012. The airline was planning to use the fleet to serve Indonesian hajj pilgrims, but failed to win a bid for that.
“[We] decide to grant the petition, entirely,” chief judge Agus Iskandar told the Wednesday hearing, as reported by Indonesian news portal detik.com.
Catur said Batavia had seven days to decide whether to appeal the verdict and had yet to make any decision on the matter.
Despite disrupted access to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
in Tangerang, Banten, due to flooding, the airport has been operating as usual on Thursday.
“[The airport] is operating as usual,” state-owned airport operator PT AP II corporate secretary Trisno Heryadi said in a statement.
There were no flight cancellations due to the bad weather, he added. However, AP II had worked together with the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), the Indonesian Military and the National Police to prepare trucks, buses and lifeboats to assist passengers stuck on the Cengkareng and Sedyatmo toll roads connecting the city to the airport. The toll roads were reportedly submerged by floods.
The company also called on airlines to allow passengers to take the next flight if they could not make their intended flight on time.
Trisno also urged passengers to leave for the airport earlier than usual to avoid traffic congestion caused by flooding. The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta | Thu, January 17 2013, 1:48 PM
Tauzia Management Hotels has outdone themselves, once again, as they develop a new vibrant brand of POP! Hotels. Aimed at the young and bugdet travelllers, POP! Hotels prove to be popular beyond the backpackers, as they have also become a popular choice for family travellers looking for affordable family accommodation.
Their first POP! Hotel in Jakarta, is the POP! Hotel Airport Jakarta. Located 500m away from Airport Soekarno Hatta, and 500m to Cengkareng Golf Course, this will definitely be a popular location for travellers on transit, and even those who want to avoid traffic in Jakarta city.
POP! Hotels are also available in major cities: Bali, Tangerang, Yogyakarta, Bandung
POP! Hotel Airport Jakarta
Jl Raya Bandara no 106, Rawa Bokor, Benda. Tangerang 15125. Indonesia (Opening in early 2013)
Tel: +62 21 5296 0490
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Kuala Namu International Airport, designated to replace Polonia Airport in Medan, North Sumatra, is set begin operating this month, a minister has said.
“We will begin the ‘shadow operation’ this month,” Transportation Minister E E Mangindaan said at his office on Wednesday as quoted by tempo.co.
During the shadow operation the government is to review the airport’s processes and pick up on any flaws within the next two months before the airport is announced to be fully operational.
Separately, Deputy Transportation Minister Bambang Susantono said that railway facilities supporting the airport will be ready in March to coincide with when the new airport will be fully operational.
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II, which is cooperating with South Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corporation, stated that Kuala Namu would be a transit airport supporting Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Passengers will also be able to fly directly from Kuala Namu to Incheon Airport, to connect to other destinations.
Kuala Namu Airport is situated in the former area of state-owned plantation firm PT Perkebunan Nusantara II Tanjung Morawa in Kuala Namu, Beringin village, Deli Serdang regency. It is designed to replace the 70-year-old Polonia Airport, which has been operating beyond capacity. It will be the second largest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno Hatta Airport. (swd)
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Business | Wed, January 02 2013, 4:27 PM
Vietnam Airlines officially launched on Wednesday night in Jakarta its new Ho Chi Minh City-Jakarta air route to boost tourism and economic links between Vietnam and Indonesia.
“This is the first direct air link between the two countries. The new air route will boost bilateral relations, tourism and enhance the ASEAN integration process,” Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Nguyen Xuan Thuy said during the grand opening of the new route at Hotel Borobudur in Jakarta on Wednesday.
“This will ignite a new interest among businesspeople in both countries.”
The airline said it would increase the frequency of the flights due to growing demand.
“Vietnam Airlines plans to increase the number of flights on the Ho Chi Minh City-Jakarta route to seven a week from the current number of four flights per week,” the carrier’s vice president, Trinh Ngoc Thanh, said.
According to Vietnam Airlines general manager in Indonesia Nghiem Van Khanh, the first flight from Ho Chi Minh City landed at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Dec. 2 with 143 passengers.
“It’s a three-hour flight between the two cities,” Nghiem said.
Vietnam Airlines, a SkyTeam partner, recently launched another new route to the Chinese city of Chengdu.
With the addition of this new flight, Jakarta is now connected to six ASEAN countries. Indonesia has yet to connect to Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.
The airline, Nghiem said, was using Airbus A31 planes for the new route between Indonesia and Vietnam. The flight is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flights will depart from Ho Chi Minh City 10 a.m., arriving in Jakarta at 1 p.m., and leave Jakarta for Ho Chi Minh City at 1:45 p.m.
A local tour operator said that Vietnam Airlines was offering a special promotional price of US$300 for a return ticket to Ho Chi Minh City.
Economic relations between Vietnam and Indonesia are rapidly progressing ahead of the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. In 2011, bilateral trade surged to US$4.73 billion, a significant increase from $3.08 billion in 2010. In the first nine months of this year, trade remained at a healthy level of $3.50 billion despite of global slowdown in international trade.
Veeramalla Anjaiah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Business | Sat, December 15 2012, 2:58 PM
Although there is economic crisis in Europe, a key foreign tourist market of Indonesian that has showed no sign of a quick recovery, the government is upbeat that the number of foreign tourists will reach 10 million in 2014.
The figure shows a 25 percent increase from the target the government set for this year, well above the average annual growth of the past five years.
According to data provided by the National Statistics Agency (BPS), the number of foreign tourist arrivals grew by 8.5 percent annually during the past five years. The highest growth was recorded in 2008 when Indonesia saw a 13 percent rise in tourist arrivals to 6.23 million from 5.5 million in 2007. The slowest growth, however, occurred in the following year when Indonesia could only attract 6.32 million tourists, only a 1.4 percent increase from 2008.
Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said that the increase in foreign tourist arrivals from Asia such as Malaysia, Thailand, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia and Russia would be able to offset the fall in tourists from Europe.
“I know it’s not easy to bring in 10 million tourists in tough times, but our markets in Asia, Australia and Russia remain strong,” Mari said in Jakarta recently on the sidelines of the first National Coordinating Meeting (Rakornas) on the creative economy with heads of tourism offices across the country.
“We see the huge potential of this market and I have to admit that we have not managed it to its maximum. So, we are going to work very hard to better manage this market in order to reach the target.”
Mari said special attention should be given to attracting more tourists from China. Outbound tourists from that country reached a total of 70 million people last year, but Indonesia was only able to able grab 500,000 of them.
Mari said she was upbeat about 2014, when the number of Chinese tourists visiting Indonesia would double to one million.
“By looking at the [70 million] figure that is expected to continue to rise, we are very optimistic that we can reach our target,” she went on.
In addition, according to recent data from the BPS, the number of Chinese tourists visiting the country in the first nine months of 2012 grew by 24.19 percent to 461,756 compared to the same period last year.
Double digit growth was also recorded from several other countries surveyed by the agency, such as Thailand and Philippines, with 13.39 percent and 12.82 percent growth respectively, during January to
She said that the ministry would conduct different marketing strategies and promotion in order to attract more tourists from the targeted market in the next two years.
“We have to start creating packages that they want and promote it well; whether it is shopping, culinary tourism, or Buddhist temple tours,” she said.
Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies (Asita) chairman Asnawi Bahar said that the government would be able to reach the target if it could maximize potential in Middle Eastern countries, especially Saudi Arabia.
“During the haj season, Saudis love to travel. This is the best time for us to take advantage and grab the market because they are long-stay tourists,” Asnawi told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.
He also said that the government should improve the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) sector, including
sports tourism infrastructure, in the next two years to reach the 10 million target.
“Combining golf with tourism packages during low season will help compensate the declining number of tourists from Europe. Korea is an Asian country with people who love golf and they tend to travel abroad to do this sport,” he said.
The government sets targets on foreign tourist arrivals every year, but data shows that it found it difficult to reach those targets.
Throughout last year, BPS data showed that Indonesia attracted 7.65 million foreign tourists, slightly less than the 7.7 million target. The same occurred in 2009 when the number of foreign arrivals stood at 6.32 million, a little less than the 6.4 million target.
However, the government reached its target in 2010 when it brought 7 million foreign tourists to the country, up from 6.32 million in 2009.
Nurfika Osman, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Business | Mon, November 26 2012, 11:47 AM
Jakarta’s Thousand Islands
administration is seeking to push infrastructure development to support its target of drawing one million tourists per year.
Thousand Islands district head Ahmad Ludfi said in Jakarta on Saturday the figure represented an almost 50 percent increase from the 680,000 visitors recorded last year.
The area hosts 5,000 tourists every weekend, who mostly opt to visit Bidadari Island, Tidung Island, Onrust Island, Untung Jawa Island and Rambut Island, Ahmad added.
“Most of the tourists make a one-day trip to the Thousand Islands,” he said.
Ahmad added that the figure could be higher if there wasn’t such limited boat services connecting the islands and mainland Jakarta.
The district administration is seeking to develop the area’s infrastructure and supporting facilities so as to make it easier for tourists to reach the islands.
The Thousand Islands, part of which makes up a national park area, consists of 78 islands, only 10 of which are inhabited. The district covers a total of 107,489 hectares.Jakarta Globe | Antara | November 24, 2012