Sparrow Group - Newsroom is a thread for news and headlines about the airlines operated by the Sparrow Group. This service is published in English in the interest of the international audience. It is the best way to keep all interested AS-managers updated about headlines, developments, and relevant stories related to Sparrow Group from Indonesia and abroad.
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Introduction to Sparrow Air
Sparrow Air is by far the biggest airline within the Sparrow Group with more than 39.300 employees.
The airline maintains their headquarters at Jakarta Soekarno Hatta-airport. Jakarta also acts as the most important and biggest hub for Sparrow Air with more than 3.860 departures per week.
The company also maintains hub-operations at key Indonesian airports:
- Denpasar-Bali (over 1.500 departures per week)
- Medan (more than 1.900 departures per week)
- Surabaya (more than 1.300 departures per week)
- Ujung Pandang (more than 1.800 departures per week)
Sparrow Air´s intention of several hubs is the aim to optimize the network, flight schedules, and available connections demanded by Indonesian people and citizens from around the world.
Sparrow Air is pleased to serve 140 destinations as of September 2014 with an operational fleet of 416 aircraft with capacities ranging from 90 to 242 seats. All aircraft provide Business Class and Economy Class. Selected aircraft provide a three-class service with First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.
Here is a short overview of the operational fleet as of September 2014:
33 Airbus A318/319
73 Airbus A320/321
88 Boeing 717
88 Boeing 757
01 Boeing 787
42 Douglas DC-9
62 Douglas MD-80/-87
29 Douglas MD-90
Sparrow Air established three subsidiaries as part of our strategy to provide convenient and swift services within Indonesia and to neighboring countries - namely Sparrow Commuter, Sparrow Connection, and Sparrow Regional Airlines.
Sparrow Commuter provides a comprehensive network to 89 destinations, served with modern and versatile Dash 8s, Fokker 50s, and Let 410s. This airline allows Sparrow Air to provide connections to and from rural regions within Indonesia.
Sparrow Connection provides a comprehensive network to 73 destinations, served with Canadair Regional Jets, BAe ATPs as well as BAe Jetstream´s. Sparrow Connection allows Sparrow Air to offer convenient services on routes with generally lower demand with more suitably-sized aircraft.
Sparrow Regional Airlines provides services to 50 destinations, served with ATR-aircraft, Dash 7s as well as Embraer ERJ-145s. This airline only exists because the CEO is believed to be fond of the mentioned aircraft-types.
All mentioned airlines provide feeder-services to and from the hubs maintained by Sparrow Air.
Our focus is to provide an affordable and friendly service with Indonesian hospitality.
Safety is our utmost concern. Stringent regulations ensure that Sparrow Air and all its subsidiaries maintain very high safety-standards.
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