Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Running on Empty?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Running on Empty?

Merpati Threatened with System Closedown as Pertamina Refuses to Sell Aviation Fuel to the State-Owned Airline.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, MZ, Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Pertamina, , Perusahaan Pengelolaan Aset, PPA, Surabaya, Makassar, Abdulrachman Fagih, Denpasar
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/16/2011)

Despite disruption to its flight schedules operating to other destinations, Merpati Nusantara Indonesia (MZ) flights to and from Bali operated without interruption on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

According to Kompas.com, until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday 8 out of 18 scheduled flights by MZ via Bali had flown without delay. Over the course of the day, MZ had 11 flights departing from Bali and 8 inbound flights to the island.

The airport service manager for MZ in Bali, Abdulrachman Fagih, said, “until now all are on schedule.”

Concern is growing that Bali might see MZ flights via Bali come to a halt, as flights via Makassar and Surabaya haveceased as the state-owned oil company, Pertamina, is refusing to provide fuel to MZ in those locations due to large, unpaid fuel bills.

Effective October 15, 2011, Pertamina announced that it would no longer provide fuel to MZ aircraft in Surabaya and Makassar, creating concerns that the embargo could widen to other areas of the country.

An agreement was signed on February 12, 2011, between Pertamina, Merpati and PT Perusahaan Pengelolaan Aset (PPA) – the company charged with managing state-owned assets. That agreement was to have provided bridging funds to allow the state-owned airline to pay its outstanding fuel bills. To date, however, according to Pertamina no payment has been made while the balance owed continues to escalate.

MZ reportedly owes US$62.15 million in overdue fuel bills to Pertamina.
Meanwhile, Pertamina officials appear to be adamant that fuel supplies to MZ may be tightened even further unless payments are made on the overdue fuel bill.
 


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
What’s New in Ubud?
Renewed Alaya Resort Ubud and Manisan Restaurant Now Open for Business
(9/25/2016)
Return to Sender
Singaporean Arrested Trying to Smuggle Drugs Through Bali’s Postal System
(9/25/2016)
Why the Chicken Crossed the Ring
Chicken in Cock Flight Sends Balinese Owner to Intensive Care with a Cut Artery
(9/25/2016)
Bali Beach Head in the Fight Against Polluted Oceans
2,500 Volunteers Join Coastal Clean Up of Bali Beached Organized by Bali Hotel Association
(9/25/2016)
A Lack of Chinese Characters
Bali Legislator Wants Punishment Imposed on Chinese Scuba Divers Who Deface Coral Reefs
(9/25/2016)
Bali Struggles with LGBT Travel Continues
Some Elements in Bali Take Strong Umbrage at Reports of Gay Pre-Wedding Photos Taken in Bali
(9/25/2016)
More Capacity Between Bali & Lombok?
Garuda Eyes Adding Seat Capacity Between Bali and Lombok
(9/25/2016)
Bali Beach Body Contact
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resorts Hosts Bali Beach Body Combat on Sunday, November 6, 2016, to Help UNICEF
(9/25/2016)
Bali and Beyond to Maumere
Garuda Indonesia Flies Four Times a Week Bali to Maumere, Flores
(9/25/2016)
In a Spanish Mood
Spanish-based Indonesian Pianist Ananda Sukarlan to Speak and Debut New Compositions at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
(9/25/2016)
Feeling Ill? Call the ‘Boogie Man’
Bali Airport Provides Mini-Ambulance to Reduce Response Time in Case of a Medical Emergency
(9/25/2016)
Feeling for a Motherless Child
Moved by News Reports of a Motherless Child, Bali Governor Reaches Out to Help the Baby and its Single-Father
(9/25/2016)
All [News]!