I did not understand, why I was accused of having a high spirit in discussing this topic.
I was the one who started the topic, which is clearly I am the one who raise the concern about this issues. And I am questioning this to forum, in case the ASEAN Open Skies will be magically happened out of nowhere and AS might wanna take the thought of it.
It is not high spirit. It is what a forum used for. Asking, answering, giving opinion, giving information, discussing based on data, etc.
(My apologies. I don't know why, but I do feel offended when you said that, rpandugita.)
Do I love to have ASEAN Open Skies in AS?
I am the biggest Indonesian carrier in Stapleton right now. In ASEAN, there were Kanta Airline, Malaysia Truly Asia Airlines, and Thai Wings, who have no idea how to expand their airline as they're running out of slots on their main hub, and Indonesia is currently a delicious market in Stapleton today. I cannot imagine when they're invading my home base country, while I'm still in the process of making my airline big.
I do believe Indonesia's local aviation authority will not give away the market of Indonesia to other 9 countries in ASEAN. We're not that stupid. Indonesia has 50% of the area in ASEAN. The ASEAN Open Skies will not be made in such an unfair system. I have read another article about this, and I think this is the worse (article), (but I forgot the link as it was in PDF) it said that there will be grouping based on economic strength. Indonesia was grouped with Vietnam and Philippines. Singapore was grouped with Malaysia and Thailand. Thus, it said, the single aviation market only available per group. So Singapore Airlines will not be permitted to fly CGK-DPS. But Vietnam Airlines or Philippines airlines might.
But I don't believe that article. It just doesn't make sense.
What makes me worries, I live in Indonesia. And the topic about ASEAN Open Skies is started to grow lately, even in my local forum or newspaper. It sounds like, it is going to happen soon. Do I expect it? No. (Moreover, in AS.)