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Pulau Indah dari Google Earth

on Jumat, 30 April 2010

10. Benteng Belgica di Pulau Banda (4°31’34.02″S 129°53’56.15″T).
Benteng peninggalan VOC yang dibangun pada tahun 1611 yang terletak di Pulau Banda. Anda bisa melihatnya dengan Google Earth pada posisi (4°31’34.02″S 129°53’56.15″T).

9. Jembatan Suramadu (7°11’37.56″S 112°46’46.79″T)
Merupakan jembatan terpanjang di Indonesia saat ini, dengan panjang 5438 m, dalam beberapa sumber, dikatakan jembatan terpanjang se-Asia Tenggara adalah jembatan Na Expressway di Thailand (54 km). Jauh sekali bila dibandingkan dengan Jembatan Suramadu, namun Suramadu tidak bisa dibandingkan dengan jembatan di Thailand itu, karena Na Expressway merupakan jembatan jalan tol yang melintasi daratan, tidak seperti Suramadu yang melintasi Selat Madura.

8. Taman Nasional Kelimutu (8°46’3.58″S 121°49’1.58″T)
Di dalam Taman Nasional ini terdapat danau tiga warna yang fastastis. Sayangnya gambar yang diambil pada saat pemotretan Google Earth di wilayah Gunung Kelimutu itu tidak didukung oleh cerahnya cuaca, alhasil terlihat sekumpulan awan besar di atas Gunung Kelimutu yang menutupi indahnya Danau Tiga Warna Kelimutu.

7. Kawah Putih, Jawa Barat (7° 9’57.04″S 107°24’8.15″T)
Kawah yang terbentuk dari letusan gunung patuha ini memiliki dinding kawah dan air yang berwarna putih, sehingga bila dilihat melalui Google Earth, terlihat jelas sekali kontras cahaya antara warna putih dan hijau.

6. Studio Trans TV di Makassar (5° 9’30.32″S 119°23’41.05″T)
Merupakan Taman Bermain Dalam Ruangan yang terbesar di Dunia saat ini. Mengalahkan Disneyland di Amerika Serikat dan Lotte World di Korea Selatan.

5. Pantai Losari, Makassar (5° 8’36.97″S 119°24’27.33″T)
Masih di Makassar, Pantai Losari merupakan pantai yang terletak di sebelah barat kota Makassar, tidak hanya di darat kita bisa melihat keindahan Pantai Losari, di udara pun melalui Google Earth kita dapat menikmati keindahan Pantai ini.

4. Menjelajah Kepulauan Raja Ampat, Papua (0° 9’28.84″U 130° 4’30.01″T)
Raja Ampat merupakan nama sebuah Kabupaten di Provinsi Papua Barat. Di beberapa sumber dikatakan Kepulauan Raja Ampat memiliki kehidupan biota laut dan terumbu karang terkaya di Dunia. Keindahan Raja Ampat sebagai surga Indonesia sekarang bisa kita nikmati melalui Google Earth, walaupun hanya dengan melihat saja, ya paling tidak dengan melihat Keindahan Raja Ampat ini kita bisa berimajinasi seandainya kita pergi dan berenang disana.

3. Kapal PLTD Apung, Wisata Tsunami di Aceh (5°32’47.01″U 95°18’24.34″T)
Tentu kita masih ingat Bencana Tsunami di Aceh pada 26 Desember 2004, salah satu bencana terbesar Dunia dengan korban jiwa hingga ratusan ribu. Inilah bukti Kebesaran Tuhan YME.

2. Gambar Misterius di Klaten (7°42’19.88″S 110°35’58.15″E)
Begitu membaca artikelnya, saya penasaran dengan dua objek putih di daerah Klaten ini. Anda penasaran juga, klik disini untuk membaca dari sumbernya…

1. Kepulauan Barat Daya Indonesia, Pulau Wetar.
Secara tidak sengaja saya menemukan gambar ini, coba anda perhatian baik-baik gambar awan yang satu ini. Setelah saya putar beberapa derajat, memang jika dilihat dari atas atau dari udara awan ini terlihat seperti awan biasa yang tidak berbentuk apa-apa, tetapi coba anda bayangkan jika anda melihat awan ini dari bawah atau dari darat….

Edinburgh Central Mosque

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Edinburgh Central Mosque
alt= Main entrance to the mosque
Basic information
Location Potterow, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Geographic coordinates 55°56′42″N 3°11′10″W / 55.945°N 3.18611°W / 55.945; -3.18611Coordinates: 55°56′42″N 3°11′10″W / 55.945°N 3.18611°W / 55.945; -3.18611
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architect(s) Basil Al-Bayati
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Modern that incorporates both Scots baronial and Islamic features
Year completed 1998
Construction cost £ 3.5 million
Specifications
Capacity 1100 men and 150 women
Dome(s) 2
Minaret(s) 1 (also 3 towers on the corners) [1]

Edinburgh Central Mosque (officially known as the King Fahd Mosque and Islamic Centre of Edinburgh) is located on Potterrow near the University of Edinburgh central area and the National Museum of Scotland. The Mosque and Islamic centre was designed by Basil Al-Bayati, and took more than six years to complete at a cost of £3.5m.[2] The main hall can hold over one thousand worshippers[3], with women praying on a balcony overlooking the hall. The mosque holds chandeliers and a vast carpet, with very little furniture.

The architecture combines traditional Islamic features with some Scots baronial.

History

Prior to its construction, there was no mosque large enough to fulfil the needs of the Muslims in the city centre of Edinburgh. As the Muslim population increased a large mosque became viable. Eventually, the project was able to purchase land from the City Council with the proviso that an existing listed building be preserved and used. The project ran into funding difficulties; but these were solved when King Fahad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia donated 90% of the project’s total cost. On 31 July 1998 (8 Rabi’ al-thani 1419) the mosque was opened by his son Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd, who was also the project patron.[4]

The Mosque

Main prayer hall

Different views of  the prayer hall

Different views of the prayer hall

The main hall is where the Friday prayer (Jumu’ah) and the five daily prayers (Salah) are held. There are two chandeliers, a vast carpet, and chairs for the elderly and disabled. Many short lectures and small discussion groups are held here, although such groups must give notice. The mosque also offers funeral services and the prayer Salat al-Janazah. There are two side entrances to the hall and a small glass room which also has a separate entrance/exit with a ramp for the disabled.

Ablution

The are separate ablution (Wudu) rooms for both male and female. The males’ contains 21 ablution washers, nine flush toilets, four Squat toilets and six sinks. A toilet for the elderly is also available near the door. The room is constantly cleaned and is very modern. As of 2010, the mosque has received additional funding and the decision has been made to upgrade the ablution facilities to accommodate more people; there will also be a separate room for the Islamic funeral process of bathing the dead body and enshrouding.

Multi-purpose hall

A second hall is located downstairs; it is much smaller than the main prayer hall. The room is sometimes opened for Friday prayers and Salat al Eid. The room is mainly used for storage but opens every year for the Islam Festival Edinburgh.

The library

There is a medium sized library that holds a large variety of Islamic books for selling and lending. The library is opened from the morning to evening. It also holds many services such as classes in Arabic and the Qur’an as well as group discussions such as the “Brother circle”, since there are two medium sized tables and chairs.

Mosque Kitchen

The Mosque Kitchen (formerly called the Lunch Box) was opened to the public in 2004. It offers takeaway, outdoor tables and catering. The capacity is roughly 80–100. The menu consists of Halal southern/middle eastern Asian food, including various meat and vegetable curries, with rice or naan on the side. Barbecued chicken, shish kebabs and corn on the cob are also available on some days as well as barbecues on Saturdays.[5] The sitting area is specially opened at Iftar time during ramadan for the Muslims opening their fast. In August 2007, the Scotsman newspaper placed the Edinburgh Central Mosque’s adjoining restaurant top of their list of Best Festival Food.[6]

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Banner of the IFE

Banner of the IFE

The Islam Festival Edinburgh (IFE, and also known as the Discover Islam Exhibition) is part of the Edinburgh Festival. It is held in this mosque during the entire month of August every year. The mosque is opened to the public, who are free to come and go as they please. The exhibition has been a massive success and has been given good reviews.

The exhibition is held in the multi-purpose hall where Muslims and non-Muslims are welcome. There are posters that teach about specific Islamic topics, such as Islamic art, Qur’an translation, and so on. Entrance is free and there are no restrictions on entry, though visitors are reminded that they are in a place of worship.

Usually special events are held on Saturdays. For example, every year there is usually a weekend class on Arabic calligraphy and a presentation of Arabic art. There are also lectures from various figures, for example Abdul Raheem Green and Dr Jamal Badawi. Many speakers come back each year, for example Farkhanda Chaudhry MBE who in 2007 gave a talk on “Women and Islam” and in 2009 “Women, Islam and Liberation”. There is also Idris Tawfiq with “Who’s afraid of Sharia law?” and “The Muslim Jesus” throughout the last couple of exhibitions. Several well known people have visited the exhibition, including the First Minister‘s advisors, and MPs like Sir Menzies Campbell.[7]

 

 

 

Huge Mosque Stirs Protests in Cologne

BERITA LAMA,  SEKEDAR BAHAN RENUNGAN

By Harry de Quetteville in Cologne
Published: 12:01AM BST 25 Jun 2007

Pro Köln protesters: Huge mosque stirs protests in Cologne

More than 150 members of Pro Köln, a Right-wing group, march in protest against the building of the 170ft high mosque in Cologne

The construction of one of Europe’s biggest mosques near to a globally famous Christian landmark has sparked a furious row in Germany.

Immigration and integration are hugely sensitive questions in Germany, which is home to a Turkish community of several million. But almost within the shadow of Cologne Cathedral, political correctness has now been replaced by bitter confrontation as the city’s Muslims begin to build a 2,000-capacity mosque with twin minarets that will reach 170ft.

“Muslims have been here for 40 years, yet people are praying in back rooms,” said Seyda Can, an Islamic theologian at the Turkish Islamic Union in Cologne. “There are 120,000 Muslims in Cologne, that’s 12 per cent of the population. We should not hide.”

Work will begin in the autumn on the £15 million mosque, which will include huge glass and stone cupolas and two six-storey minarets.

Ms Can, who speaks fluent German, is an eloquent advocate for the mosque, arguing that when completed in 2009 it will aid the integration of a population sometimes regarded as outsiders.

“With this mosque Muslims will no longer think of their old countries as their home, but of Germany,” she said.

“Two hundred years ago the first Protestant church was built in Cologne. It was a long process for Protestants to be accepted but today, of course, they are. Why can’t we be the same?”

However, others believe that the mosque in the city’s Ehrenfeld district, just two miles from the Gothic spires of Cologne Cathedral, will foster, rather that heal, divisions.

“It’s not a popular plan,” said Joerg Uckermann, the district’s deputy mayor. “We don’t want to build a Turkish ghetto in Ehrenfeld. I know about Londonistan and I don’t want that here.”

Mr Uckermann is part of a curious coalition of protest that has united Jewish intellectuals and neo-Nazis. Leading the charge is Ralph Giordano, a prominent Jewish author, who wrote recently that Germany was witnessing a “clash of two completely different cultures” and questioned whether they could ever be reconciled.

Stating that he had received death threats for his opinions, he added: “What kind of a state are we in that I can face a fatwa in Germany?”

For Mr Uckermann, who belongs to the Right-wing CDU party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Giordano’s comments smashed a long-held taboo in Germany. “Gior-dano broke down the wall,” he said. “Before if you criticised this monstrous mosque you were a Nazi. But we have a problem with the integration of Muslims. It’s a question of language and culture.”

At the Islamic Union, every effort is made to address those fears. “We run German language courses,” said Ikbal Kilic, a spokesman. “And the design of the mosque features a lot of glass, so people can see in. We want to be open.”

But within the exquisitely carved walls of Cologne Cathedral, those promises are not enough.

“We live in a land of religious freedom,” said Prelate Johannes Bastgen, the cathedral’s dean. “I would be very glad if the same principle existed in Muslim countries.”

(www.telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

World’s Northern Most Mosque

World’s Northern Most Mosque

There are two claimants for being the most Northern mosque. Both are well inside the arctic circle, defined as 66° 33′ 39′ North of Equator. These mosques are;

  1. Nurd Kamal Mosque, Norilsk, Siberia, Russia (69°20’27.19″ North) and
  2. Alnor Senter, Tromsø, Norway (69°39’15.01″ North).
Both the claimants are correct. It all depends how a mosque is defined.
In a broad sense the term ‘Mosque’ most commonly refers to a space which has been permanently or semi permanently demarcated as a place of public Muslim worship. Dome and/or minaret are not compulsory, have no religious significance but are just part of traditional Islamic Architecture.
While the Nurd Kamal Mosque in Norilsk – the Northern most city in Siberia, is a custom built mosque with a dome and minaret, the  Alnor Senter in Tromsø, Norway  has no dome and no minaret. It is housed in a portion of normal building which has been been declared as mosque. There are many such mosques in Europe, America and other parts of the World which are not custom built and are located in some house/complex some or whole area of which has been declared and used as a mosque.
Thus the main difference between the two is architectural. One has a dome and minaret and the other is just a plain structure. Although Wikipedia says that the Norilsk mosque in Siberia is the Northern most I feel that functionally (and not architecturally) the Tromsø mosque is Northern most.
1. Alnor Senter, Tromsø, Norway – World’s Northern Most Mosque
The mosque is located in a modern building complex which has both residential as well as offices also. Only a small part of this building is occupied by ‘Alnor Senter’ which was till 2006 known as Al Noor Mosque.
The Arctic city of Tromsø has an estimated Muslim population of 700 to 800 individuals. In fact there are two mosques in the city. Other being Al Masjid al-Rahma (69°39’9.41″N)  which is older than the Alnor Senter.  Since Alnor Senter is in north of the older mosque, the Alnor Senter is considered as the Northern Most Mosque in the World. Here are the images of two mosques.
Alnor Senter, Tromsø, Norway – World’s Northern Most Mosque


Image from GEC is by Tychee

Al Masjid al-Rahma (World’s Second Northern Most Mosque)

Image from GEC is by Tychee

View location of Tromsø mosques in Google Earth Google Maps

Source of info:

Credits: Tychee who on my request personally visited the mosque in Tromsø and took the photographs included above. Thank you Tychee

2. Nurd Kamal Mosque, Norilsk, Russia – World’s Northern Most Custom Built Mosque

Nurd Kamal Mosque, is located in the city of Norilsk which not only has one of the the most harshest climate amongst the populated places but is also amongst the 10 most polluted place in the World. The city was built in 1930 on one of the world’s richest metals deposits and today its power and smelting plants send smoke thick with sulphur into the air. Norilsk has an extremely harsh climate. Average temperature is approximately −10 degrees Celsius, and  the Polar winds drop the temperatures here to as low as −58 degrees. The city is covered with snow for about 250-270 days a year, with snow storms for about 110-130 days.
The mosque, opened in 1998, was built by Mukhtad Bekmeyev, an ethnic Tatar and Norilsk native who doesn’t stay here any longer. The town has about about 50,000 Muslims, however only about 500-800 are regular visitors to the mosque.


Image from Flickr is by ayra_jo1

Image from Panoramio is by Vladimir Maltsev

Image from Flickr is j_ayra

Image from Flickr is ayra_jo1

View location in Google Earth Google Maps

Source of info

Garuda Pastikan terbang Ke Eropa Juni 2010

19 Mei 2010
WASPADA ONLINE

JAKARTA – PT Garuda Indonesia (Garuda) memastikan akan melayani penerbangan ke Eropa per 1 Juni 2010, menyusul pencabutan larangan terbang Uni Eropa atas maskapai itu sejak Juli 2009.

“Kami akan terbang ke Eropa mulai 1 Juni 2010. Kota pertama yang dilayani adalah Amsterdam, Belanda,” kata Kepala Komunikasi Perusahaan, PT Garuda Indonesia, siang ini.

Pujobroto menjelaskan, rute Jakarta-Amsterdam akan dilayani sekali setiap hari dengan singgah di Dubai, Uni Emirat Arab. Jadi, pesawat berangkat dari Jakarta pukul 21.00 WIB dan tiba di Dubai pukul 02.09 waktu setempat dan berangkat kembali pukul 03.15 waktu setempat dan tiba di Amsterdam pukul 08.00 waktu setempat.

Kemudian berangkat dari Amsterdam pukul 10.00 waktu setempat, tiba di Dubai pukul 18.30 waktu setempat, berangkat kembali pukul 19.45 waktu setempat dan tiba di Jakarta pukul 07.10 WIB.

“Persinggahan ini tak semata-mata alasan teknis seperti mengisi bahan bakar, tetapi ada potensi penumpang dan barang di Dubai karena hak angkut kelima sudah diperoleh Garuda di Dubai,” katanya.

Meski singgah, kata Pujobroto, Garuda pada pembukaan kembali di rute ini menawarkan layanan yang lebih kompetitif sehingga pebisnis pun layak menikmatinya.

“Ketika terakhir rute ini dilayani Garuda pada 2004, layanannya kurang kompetitif karena segmennya waktu itu hanya leisure sehingga yield-nya tak menguntungkan,” katanya.

Namun, pada 2010 nanti, rute ini akan dilayani dengan pesawat baru A-330-200 dengan konsep Garuda Indonesia Experience.

“Nanti pada 2011, ketika B777-900ER pesanan Garuda datang, maka rute itu bisa dilayani secara langsung Jakarta-Amsterdam secara langsung. Soal persinggahan di Dubai akan dilihat perkembangannya,” katanya.

Ketika rute itu masih dilayani, Garuda sebelum 2004 itu menggunakan pesawat A330-300 dan B747-200 dengan persinggahan di Singapura dan Bangkok. Sedangkan dengan A330-200 ini, dapat mengangkut sebanyak 222 penumpang terdiri dari 36 penumpang di kelas bisnis dan 186 penumpang di kelas ekonomi.

Pesawat itu dapat menempuh jarak hingga 12.500 km dan penumpang di kelas bisnis dapat merebahkan tempat duduknya hingga 180 derajat. Tidak hanya itu, pesawat terbaru itu telah dicat dengan logo baru Garuda Indonesia yang mempunyai spirit nature’s wing dan dilengkapi dengan inflight entertainment terkini.

Penumpang, kata Pujobroto, lebih nyaman karena dilengkapi personal TV pada setiap kursi yang juga dilengkapi dengan Audio & Video on Demand (AVOD) dengan berbagai macam pilihan hiburan TV, musik, dan game selama penerbangan.  (www.waspada.co.id)

Dampak Kerusuhan, Bisnis Hotel dan Pariwisata Thailand Anjlok

19 May 2010

Sedikitnya 47 negara mengeluarkan peringatan larangan terbang warganya ke Thailand menyusul situasi keamanan yang rapuh. Puluhan ribu warga menganggur. BANGKOK – Kerusuhan di Bangkok yang berlangsung cukup lama berimbas langsung ke sektor perekonomian negara itu. Jika kerusuhan memburuk dalam beberapa waktu ke depan, dampak ekonominya diperkirakan menyebar hingga sejumlah negara tetangga.

Berdasarkan prediksi Lembaga Riset Kasikom (KRC) seperti dikutip laman Bangkok Post, Selasa (18/5), total kerugian ekonomi yang dialami Thailand sejauh ini berkisar 53 miliar hingga 230 miliar baht atau sekitar 14,9 triliun-64,7 triliun rupiah.

Hal itu mungkin dapat menyebabkan krisis ekonomi kedua di negara itu sejak resesi terparah pada 1997. Padahal,pemerintah Thailand menargetkan pertumbuhan ekonomi pada tahun ini 6,2 persen. Sektor pariwisata menjadi korban baru selain 37 orang” tewas dan ratusan lainnya terluka dalam kerusuhan berkepanjangan itu. Media yang terbit di negara itu memperkirakan sedikitnya 63 ribu tenaga kerja di seluruh Thailand menganggur, terutama di industri hoter dan pariwisata.

Akibat bentrokan antara demonstran “Kaus Merah” dan aparat keamanan, Thailand diperkirakan kehilangan pemasukan 80 miliar baht atau sekitar 22,5 triliun rupiah. Ini karena sedikitnya 47 negara mengeluarkan peringatan larangan terbang warganya ke Thailand menyusulsituasi keamanan yang rapuh. Menteri Pariwisata dan Olahraga Thailand Chumpol Silpa-archa mengungkapkan jumlah turis yang berkunjung ke negaranya turun sekitar 33 persen. Chumpol memperkirakan jumlah kedatangan penumpang di Bandara Suvar-nasbhumi, Bangkok, turun dari 30.000 orang menjadi 20.000 orang setiap harinya.

Dia menambahkan, sedikitnya 19 negara telah melarang warganya mengunjungi Thailand saat ini. “Jumlah turis turun cukup signifikan. Pemerintah berharap sektor pariwisata akan meningkat. Namun, saat ini, hal itu sangat sulit karena turis asing berpikir bahwa kerusuhan bakal meluas di negara (Thailand),” papar Chumpol.

Selain industri pariwisata, sektor investasi terancam terganggu akibat kerusuhan politik. Analis memperkirakan dana investasi asingyang ditarik kembali dari Thailand sejak pekanlalu mencapai 500 juta dollar AS. Bahkan, total investasi asing yang ditarik pada Senin (17/5) mencapai 130 juta dollar AS. Sementara itu, pelaku bisnis di Malaysia mulai mewaspadai kerusuhan di Thailand. Mereka khawatir jika situasi politik di Thailand kian tak menentu, dampaknya akan menyebar hinggake Malaysia. Hingga saat ini, Federasi Manufaktur Malaysia ; I MM terus memantau perkembangan di Thailand.

Kecemasan tersebut cukup beralasan. Pasalnya, sebagian besar anggota FMM menjalankan bisnisnya di Thailand. Mereka biasanya para pelaku usaha di sektor otomotif dan industri berbasis komoditas karet

Sikap Maskapai

Menyusul situasi keamanan di Bangkok yang tak kunjung stabil, maskapai penerbangan Jepang Airlines (JAL) memutuskan memangkas jadwal penerbangan menuju Bangkok mulai Juni mendatang.

Maskapai asal Jepang itu bakal mengurangi separo jadwal penerbangan dengan rute Osaka-Bangkok dan Nagoya-Bangkok selama Juni mendatang.

JAL menyatakan perusahaannya akan mengurangi jadwal penerbangan dari Osaka dan Nagoya ke Bangkok menjadi tujuh dari 14 per pekan setelah permintaan tiket penerbangan menuju Thailand menurun drastis. JAL menambahkan, kerusuhan di Thailand menjadi penyebab menurunnya jumlah penumpang yang ingin terbang ke Bangkok.

Langkah JAL ini menyusul kebijakan serupa yang diterapkan maskapai penerbangan Australia, Qantas Airways. Perusahaan itu bahkan membolehkan penumpang membatalkan penerbangan ke Thailand tanpa terkena penalti.

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Empat Calon Maskapai Haji Kantongi Ijin Mendarat Di Arab Saudi

Senin, 17 Mei 2010, 16:21 WIB

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,JAKARTA-–Menteri Perhubungan Freddy Numberi menyatakan, empat maskapai telah mengantungi izin mendarat dari otoritas bandara Arab Saudi. Mereka bisa menjadi calon mitra penerbangan haji tahun ini. Keempat maskapai adalah Garuda Indonesia, Saudi Airlines, Lion Air, dan Batavia Air. ‘’(Selain Garuda dan Saudi Airlines) ada Lion Air dan Batavia Air. Mereka sudah masuk ke kita,’’ katanya usai menghadiri rapat kerja bersama Komisi VIII DPR, Senin (17/5).

Dalam dokumen Raker bersama DPR, Kementerian Perhubungan mengestimasi pemberangkatan 191.174 jamaah haji melalui 11 embarkasi. Rinciannya, sebanyak 3.599 jamaah haji berangkat dari embarkasi Aceh, 8.134 jamaah dari embarkasi Medan, 9.904 jamaah dari embarkasi Batam, 7.318 jamaah dari embarkasi Padang, 7.273 jamaah dari embarkasi Palembang, 59.527 jamaah dari embarkasi Jakarta, 32.942 jamaah dari embarkasi Solo, 39.293 jamaah dari embarkasi Surabaya, 5.211 jamaah dari embarkasi Balikpapan, 4.624 jamaah dari embarkasi Banjarmasin dan 13.349 dari embarkasi Makassar.

Dalam rencana Kemenhub, jamaah haji tahun ini akan menggunakan pesawat jenis Airbus dan Boeing dengan beberapa seri. Mereka terdiri dari Airbus seri 330 dengan 325 kursi, Airbus 340 dengan 380 kursi, Boeing 747-400 dengan 455 kursi, dan Boeing 767 ER dengan 360 kursi.

Selain itu, usia pesawat maksimal 15 tahun kecuali Boeing 747 diperbolehkan berusia sekitar 20 tahun sesuai Permenhub No 5 tahun 2006 tentang peremajaan armada pesawat. Sementara, kelaikan calon pesawat pengangkut jamaah haji harus diperiksa dan memenuhi standar Kemenhub paling lambat 13 Agustus 2010. ‘’Bahkan, keinginan kita usia pesawat itu kalau bisa kurang dari 15 tahun,’’ kata Freddy.

Red: Krisman Purwoko
Rep: muhammad bachrul ilmi