Xpress Air formerly known as Express Air is a domestic airline that operates regular scheduled flights from its hub base, Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport (TNJ) in Tanjung Pinang, Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia. Express Air began commercial operations between Jayapura and Jakarta in junio 2003. In 2012, Express Air changed its branding name to Xpress in order to represent a more modern and customer-friendly airline. The airline later added international routes to Malaysia in 2014. However, the airline now currently only flies domestic flights within Indonesia. Since its beginnings, the airline has grown to become one of the major airlines in Eastern Indonesia.
Xpress Air has become one of the major airlines in Eastern Indonesia. and currently flies to 20 domestic destinations within Indonesia. The airline is currently undergoing a major fleet expansion in order to serve more cities across the West-East Papua axis, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Maluku region. Xpress Air would like to offer routes to the western regions and has started connecting people to Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Kalimantan, Pontianak and more.
The airline started with two Boeing 737s and now has a fleet of the size of 10 Boeing's, ATR's and Dornier's with can carry 473 total number of passengers at one time.
As of octubre 2020, the airline has scheduled flights to 20 domestic destinations within Indonesia. These destinations include Balikpapan, Bandar Lampung, Banjarbaru Banyuwangi, Batam and many more. If you're looking to fly within Indonesia, our guide to domestic flights within Indonesia offers lots of helpful information.
|Indonesia||Balikpapan||BPN||Sepinggan International Airport|
|Indonesia||Bandar Lampung||TKG||Radin Inten II International Airport|
|Indonesia||Banjarbaru||BDJ||Syamsudin Noor International Airport|
|Indonesia||Banyuwangi||BWX||Banyuwangi International Airport|
|Indonesia||Batam||BTH||Hang Nadim International Airport|
|Indonesia||Fakfak||FKQ||Fakfak Torea Airport|
|Indonesia||Sentani||DJJ||Sentani International Airport|
|Indonesia||Malinau||LNU||Robert Atty Bessing Airport|
|Indonesia||Palembang||PLM||Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport|
|Indonesia||Pontianak||PNK||Supadio International Airport|
|Indonesia||Samarinda||AAP||Samarinda International Airport|
|Indonesia||Semarang||SRG||Ahmad Yani International Airport|
|Indonesia||Surakarta||SOC||Adisumarmo International Airport|
|Indonesia||Tanjung Pinang||TNJ||Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport (Hub)|
The airline's luggage includes all bags, carry-ons, laptop bags, purses and other items. All baggage must be weighed.
Xpress Air passengers are allowed each passenger to take with them 10kg of free checked baggage on the Boeing and Dornier aircraft.
Items exceeding the permitted size and weight will not be accepted as checked baggage.
Xpress Air customers can add baggage to its booking when booking with Alternative Airlines. Any baggage exceeding 32kg won't be accepted by the airline as checked baggage.
Equipaje de Mano
The airline's permits each passenger to bring with them a 5kg carry on baggage and a personal item on the Boeing aircraft, however, 2kg carry on baggage allowance on Dornier aircraft. Carry-on baggage shouldn't exceed 50 cm x 32 cm x 16 cm in three dimensions on Boeing aircraft and 25 cm x 15 cm x 8 cm on Dornier aircraft.
Carry-on baggage must be stored in the overhead lockers or under the seat. Please ensure that the carry-on item must fit in the aircraft compartments.
Prohibited items shouldn't be carried on board and they would be confiscated by airport security. Prohibited items except for dangerous goods should be stored in checked baggage.
The airline mainly operates small flights and has only one cabin class on its aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. The airline offers you many amenities including the one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks and the option of choosing your seat.
Seats are laid out in a 3 x 3 formation depending on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle or both.
Online check-in before the flight is available for passengers using Xpress Air. Passengers can easily complete the check-in process at home before leaving for the airport. The airline's online check-in opens 2 hours before the scheduled departure time and closes 45 minutes before departure time. You can then print your boarding pass after checking in.
Web check-in can be completed via the airline website. Passengers should fill in their booking reference and name to proceed with check-in.
As passengers arrive at the airport they will hand in their boarding pass and the airline will check in their luggage. The airline recommends passengers arrive a few hours before their scheduled departure time. The airline crew from their will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.
Passengers are advised to report to the check-in counters when they arrive at the airport to ensure check-in is completed on time.
The airline doesn't currently offer an inflight entertainment screen, however, what it does offer is an inflight magazine called the 'xpressair' to keep you entertained on your flight.
Xpress Air doesn't partake in an airline alliance however it is owned by PT Aero Nusantara Indonesia
The airline doesn't currently have a Frequent Flyer program.
As of octubre 2020, the airline operates a fleet of 10 aircraft:
Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport (TNJ) is a public international airport in Tanjung Pinang, Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia. The airport serves over 230,000 passengers each year. The airport is located in the 10km east of Tanjung Pinang. It's the second largest airport in Riau Islands, after the Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam.