HISTORY: MERPATI NUSANTARA AIRLINES, was an airline in Indonesia based in Central Jakarta, Jakarta. It was a major domestic airline operating scheduled services to more than 25 destinations in Indonesia, as well as scheduled international services to East Timor and Malaysia. Its main base was Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta. The airline was established and started operations on 6 September 1962. In February 2014, due to the airline's inability to pay its employees salary or benefits for three consecutive months, 50 out of 178 pilots resigned. The same month, Merpati suspended all services due to cashflow problems, including an inability to obtain fuel on credit, obliging the company to pay cash.
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