Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Merpati Nusantara Airlines is an airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The airline was established and started operations on 6 September 1962. It was set up by the Indonesian government as the second state airline, with the main objective of taking over the network of domestic services developed by the Air Force since 1958. It is 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 is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta. The word merpati is Indonesian for "dove", and Nusantara is a geographic term referring to parts of Indonesia.