|Subject: Merpati - Kakoak to serve
Dili-Kupang air route
KAKOAK AIRLINES AND INDONESIA'S MNA TO SERVE KUPANG-DILI ROUTE
March 8, 2005 3:55am
KUPANG, Indonesia, March 8 Asia Pulse - State-owned airline company Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA) will cooperate with East Timor based Kakoak Airlines to serve the route between Kupang and East Timor.
East Timor President Xanana Gusmao and his Transport Minister Ovide de Jesus Amaral are expected to be among the passengers in the maiden flight from Dili to Kupang on March 18, spokesman of the East Nusatenggara regional administration Umbu Saga Anakaka said here on Monday.
The family of the president is scheduled to stay in Kupang until March 20 and will return to Dili later that day, Umbu said.
He said he could not get confirmation about Xanana's schedules in Kupang.
He said Kakoak Airlines which is still under the management of MNA with aircraft and crew members provided by MNA is expected to become East Timor National airline company.
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