TransNusa Aviation Mandiri, operating as TransNusa Air Services, usually
shortened to TransNusa, is an Indonesian domestic airline serving the
east of Indonesia, mainly Nusa Tenggara and southern Sulawesi. Its main
base is El Tari Airport, Kupang. It was launched in August 2005 serving
various destinations from Kupang, Timor, using aircraft chartered from
Pelita Air Service and Trigana Air Service. In August 2011, TransNusa
received its own air operator's certificate (AOC) and scheduled
commercial airline permit.