Indonesia’s Pelita Air Service has taken delivery of its first two Airbus A320s, as the charter operator prepares to launch scheduled services.

The two aircraft landed at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta Airport on 11 April following a journey from Montpellier, France via Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, says Pelita.

Pelita A320

Source: Pelita Air

One of Pelita Air’s A320s arrives in Jakarta

The aircraft also a bears a new company livery.

Pelita’s acting president director Muhammad Fauzani says that the carrier will certify the jets prior to launching scheduled operations, and that their arrival marks a “historic moment” for the airline, which primarily focuses on charter operations.

Pelita also has a new president director, with former AirAsia Indonesia chief Dendy Kurniawan to step into the role.

Cirium fleets data indicates that in addition to the two A320s, Pelita has 28 in service aircraft. Fixed wing assets comprise five ATRs, three Air Tractor AT-802s, one BAE Systems Avro RJ85, and four Indonesian Aerospace-produced NC-212s.

Pelita also operates 15 helicopters comprising eight S-76s, three Bell 412EPs, two Bell 430s, and two Indonesian Aerospace-Produced Bo105CBs.