Far East trip log Part II;
Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta 05/11;
After an enjoyable day at KUL, we flew down to Jakarta on the last flight of the day, QZ 7605 operated by Indonesia AirAsia B737 PK-AWC, flight was quiet so had a row of seats each. (AirAsia are like easy and ryan, buy on board, free for all seating etc).On arrival at Jakarta had to get a visa, very simple process, there is a visa office before immigration lines, just pay $10 USD, you'll get a sticker in the passport then clear immigration as normal. Stayed 2 nights at the excellent Jakarta Airport Hotel (http://jakartaairporthotel.com/), located above terminal 2 at CGK. $100 USD for a twin room inc buffet breakfast, all rooms will have a view out, we had 02 and 04. Terminal 2 at CGK is the international terminal along with domestic flights for Garuda and Merpati. Aircraft using this terminal will i would say use the runway that side prob 95% or higher of the time. There are no viewing area's at terminal 2 but you can spot from your room anyway.The domestic terminal 1 can be reached by shuttle bus. Aircraft using T1 would again use its associated runway probably 95% of the time too. In the 2 days we were there i only saw a JAL 767 land on the domestic side but a few domestice movements did use the international side. We just alternated between the two terminals when we felt like it.T1 domestic has 5 viewing area's (signposted as waving gallery's). The first and last offer limited views, the middle 3 are better. As you probably know there are a lot of stored aircraft at CGK and its worth walking around to all viewing area's getting different angles and we also walked between T1 and T2 as well to get a bit more. Over the 2 days we got all the Lion Air B737/900's, still needed a few Garuda 737's. The Garuda 330's seem to operate more from Denpassar (Bali), we only saw 3 of the 6, and only 1 of thier 747/400's although we saw 3 leased jumbo's too. Saudi Arabian were a surpirse, on the second day we got 3 747's and a 777, other Middle East airlines like Ek, QR and EY seemed to be daily as well as frequent visits by SQ, CX, CI and QF among others.Seen at CGK after arrival;
HL7554 A330 KoreanJA702J B777 JAL9V-SQJ B777 SingaporeA6-EBB B777 EmiratesB-18315 A330 China ALRP-C3195 A319 Cebu PacificPK-GGD B737 Garuda
Up early for brekkie before going over to T1 and seeing what stored a/c could be read off, airline fleets first.
Garuda-A330 = PK-GPA/CB747 = PK-GSH, EC-KSM, HS-UTNB737 = PK-GGE/A/Q/V/G/O/D/N/P/T PK-GHV/S/W/Q/R/X PK-GWU/P/Q/O/N/L/T PK-GZA/J/I/M/L/O/N PK-GEG/H PK-GCA
Indonesia AirAsia (only new a/c logged)-B737 = PK-AWO/PA320 = PK-AXA
Lion Air-MD80 = PK-LMYMD90 = PK-LIM/O/PB737 = PK-LFM/I/H/O/G/R/Q/F/P/J PK-LIW/V/H/Q/U
Wings Abadi-MD80 = PK-WIF/H/M
Batavia-A319 = PK-YVAA320 = PK-YVEB737 = PK-YTV/E/S/N/M/C/W/Y/J PK-YVU
Mandala-A319 = PK-RIF/IA320 = PK-RMA/C/E/HB737 = PK-RIT
Sriwajaya-B737 = PK-CJA/M/N/H/D/S/L/U/E/C/F/K/T/P
9V-SQA/SQD/SYE/SYI B777 Singapore9V-VLA/B A320 ValuairB-6242 A319 China SouthernHS-ABA A320 Thai AirAsiaB-HLA/LAD A330 Cathay9M-MKV A330 MalaysianHZ-AIN/S B747 SaudiPK-TMA B727 MegantaraPK-OCP B737 AirfastPK-OCT MD80 AirfastPK-RPH B737 RepublicB-18708 B747 China AL CargoTF-ELW A300 MASKargoV8-RBK B767 Royal BruneiB-18308/311 A330 China ALHL7551 A330 KoreanPK-LNI/J BAe146 LinusUR-CDR MD80A6-ETA B777 EtihadB-16403 B747 Eva9M-MQQ B737 Malaysian9M-AFC A320 AirAsia9K-ANA A340 KuwaitA6-ECB B777 EmiratesA7-AEM A330 QatarJ633J B767 JAL CargoPH-BFA B747 KLMVH-VQX A320 JetstarPK-KAO B737 Kartika5N-PDP B747 Kabo
PK-BPT B727 ToP AirPK-YTD/L B737 BataviaPK-MGM FK28 MerpatiPK-RPI B737 RepublicPK-LMG MD80PK-WIG MD80PK-JGY B737 JatayuPK-RIN B737PK-LIG B737 LionPK-BPW B737 Top AirPK-MKS FK28 MerpatiPK-JGN B727 JatayuPK-LMU MD80PK-IJH B737 BouraqPK-GSC B747 (Garuda)N94104 B747 (KLM)N795SA B747 (Air Bridge clrs) ST-AQL B747D6-QZA B74LPK-RIJ B737PK-IJK B737 BouraqPK-IHH HS748HS-AKU B737 PhuketHA-VAU B747 (Saudi clrs)PK-MGH FK28 PK-KME B737PK-NAI FK28PK-CIR FA20PK-IHT HS748PK-LIA B737PK-RIQ B737PK-LMN MD80PK-LMJ MD80HS-VKU B737PK-HNK FK28PK-GNN DC9HS-VAV B747 PhuketPK-YTG/T B737 BataviaHS-UTC B747 Orient Thai
There's quiet a bit more than that too, thats only what we could read, total of 12 747's seen, although Kabo Air 5N-PDPwas in the line it departed, there are several 737/md80's here stored/on maintence, plus 2 Garuda DC10's.
Only new stuff logged;
Garuda-B737 = PK-GWM/GGU/GZKB747 = HS-UTS
Merpati-B737 = PK-MDK
Batavia-B737 = PK-YVW/X/K/UA320 = PK-YVD
Lion Air-B737 = PK-LII/S PK-LFL/KMD90 = PK-LIL Indonesia AirAsia-B737 = PK-AWX/P
Mandala-B737 = PK-RIH
Sriwajaya-B737 = PK-CJO
JA8074 B747 JALA7-AEH A330 Qatar9V-SYA/SYC/SYL B777 SingaporeHZ-AKP B777 SaudiA6-EBD B777 EmiratesB-HLN/HLF A330 Cathay7O-ADP A330 YemenHS-ABG A320 Thai AirAsiaPK-JTT BL206PK-KAD B737 KartikaB-5075 B738 ShenzhenPH-BFH B747 KLMHZ-AIP B747 SaudiVH-OGA B767 Qantas
Very enjoyable couple of days, nice to see 737/200 and MD80's in abundance. Flew to Singapore on Lufthansa B747 D-ABVO LH 779.
Stayed at the Ambassador transit hotel for 2 nights, reasonable prices, basic rooms. Bear in mind if you stay at thetransit hotel and you have luggage checked in, you won't be able to claim it until you exit. We flew out with Tiger Airways from the budget terminal so on leaving the hotel, cleared immigration, got our bags from the lost and found office then rechecked in for our next flight, its pretty easy really, no problems. Logged the following before bed;
JA608A B767 ANARP-C8163 A320 PhilippinesB-6095 A330 China Eastern9V-SBC A319 Silk Air9V-SLB/C/G A320 Silk Air
Not easy to spot,even airside, plenty of walking invloved. For an hour or 2 in the morning aircraft were landing/taking offtowards the sea so we had a spot down in T1 by the 'D' gates where we could get both sides. When the runways changed the other way it became more awkward so we just concentrated on one side, kept an eye on the screens and went to the other side if required.The girls on the information desks were very helpfull and had a/c details and reg's on thier screens and imparted information when i asked for it without problems.
Singapore AL-B777 = 9V-SQF/H/C/E/B/M/K/G/I = 9V-SRI/H/G/Q/L/K/J/N/P/F/A/E/B/D/M = 9V-SVJ/D/G/B/M/L/A/E = 9V-SWB/S/O/L/R/E/Q/D/P/I = 9V-SYF/H/L/G/D/K/J/EA340 = 9V-SGA/C/BA380 = 9V-SKB/F/D/E/AB747 = 9V-SPA/H/M/QB74F = 9V-SFK/L/M/Q
SQ have 5 A340/500's, flying to EWR at 1215 and LAX at 1615 daily, both arrive back around 0600 so you'll need 2 days to get them all.There always seemed to be 1 parked up too so i think they stand 1 down each time, rotate the fleet.With the A380's, there are 6 aircraft for 3 routes, daily to NRT at 2345, SYD at 2040 and LHR at 1255 and 2345, arrivals back from SYD at 2150, NRT at 1755 and LHR at 0735 and 1845. Again 1 aircraft seemed to be stood down each day.
Silk Air-A319 = 9V-SBD/A/C/E/FA320 = 9V-SLI/D/G/E/F/J
Jetstar Asia-A320 = 9V-JSC/A/H/B/D
Tiger Airways-A320 = 9V-TAB/D/E/A/C
Singapore Air Force-B707 = 750/753FK50 = 710/711/713/714/716/717/718
N173UA B744 UnitedA7-HHJ A319 Qatar9V-JEA/B B747 Jet8 CargoB-LDG A300 Air Hong KongB-6226 A319 Air ChinaN800AL G4VP-BSN G5JA8912 B744 JALRP-C8612 A320 PhilippinesB-HNO/I/J B777 CathayB-5302/5160 B737 XiamenB-2558 B767 Air ChinaVT-SCK A319 Air IndiaB-18305/352 A330 China ALB-HLB/C A330 CathayHS-TLA A345 ThaiB-5169 B737 Air ChinaVT-ESC/L A320 Air IndiaD-AIGN A340 LufthansaB-18722 B74F China AL CargoN454UP B757 UPSVH-QPC/I A330 QantasJA612A B767 ANAVT-AXC B737 Air India ExpA6-RJB G5OE-IGS BD700N276UP MD11 UPSB-6507/6127 A330 China EasternRP-C3227/3231 A320 PhilippinesVT-JWP A330 Jet AWZ-WPE B767 Air ZimbabweHS-AAJ B737 Thai AirAsiaHS-TEA A330 Thai3B-NBM A330 Air MauritiusHS-ABD/F A320 Thai AirAsiaB-18607 B737 China ALB-6283 A320 China SouthernVN-A358 A321 Vietnam9M-MMR/MQK B737 MalaysianA7-ACH A330 QatarN578FE MD11 FedexOE-INP CL6PH-BQO B777 KLMB-2325 A300 China EasternTA-82079 AN124 VolgaHB-JSS FA7XTC-JNC A330 TurkishJA604A B767 ANAB-HIH B74F CathayB-2171 MD11 China CargoVT-JBD B738 Jet AWVH-OJE/N B74 QantasA6-ETD B777 EtihadRP-C8607 A320 PhilippinesVH-VQY A320 JetstarJA609J B767 JALF-GSQE B777 Air FranceG-CDPT B767 GarudaHB-JMG A340 SwissV8-RBR A329 Royal Brunei
only new stuff logged, was a Sunday today, airport was very quite, probably do 2 weekdays next time.
Singapore AL (new a/c)-B777 = 9V-SVO/F/C/H = 9V-SQJ = 9V-SWN/MA340 = 9V-SGE/DA380 = 9V-SKCB747 = 9V-SMU
B-HNB B777 CathayHS-TAJ A330 ThaiB-18307 A330 China ALPK-TME B737 MegantaraB-5170 B738 China EasternLX-YCV B744 CargoluxVT-SCG A319 Air IndiaHS-AII B737 Thai AirAsiaN454FE A310 FedexN616FE MD11 FedexPK-GGC B737 GarudaHS-TLD A340 ThaiUP-AN215 AN12 Air Mark (seemed to be on its tail, loading error i think)N296UP MD11 UPSHS-ABA A320 Thai AirAsiaVP-BDU BD700B-2809 B757 Shanghai CargoN260UP MD11 UPSB-16705 B777 EvaRP-C8606 A320 Philippines9V-TAH/I A320 TigerD-ABVF B744 Lufthansa9M-MMT B737 Malaysian9V-SFB B74F Singapore Cargo712 FK50 Singapore AF
Went through immigration and got our bags back no problem, caught the bus up to the budget terminal (used by Tigerand Cebu Pacific). Terminal is quite basic but views can be had either side of the terminal and airside at the gates.Flew up to Bangkok on Tiger A320 9V-TAH TR 108, 2.00 hr flight, Tiger very good and you get an allocated seat.
Part III to follow, Bangkok and Hong Kong