Indonesia’s Mandala Airline is gearing up for takeoff again next year. Capital injection from Tiger Airways (33%) and Saratoga Capital (51%) has enabled the airline to begin positioning itself for a relaunch. According to the Director General of Civil Aviation, Herry Bakti S. Gumay, the airline must operate 10 aircraft by January 2012 in order to qualify for a commercial airline operating license.Herry told Bisnis Indonesia; “Mandala has verbally advised of their plans to begin flying again after new airplanes on order arrive.” The airline’s management will reportedly take delivery of an Airbus next month. The secretary of Saratoga Capital, Devin Wirawan, confirmed that an order has been placed. There is still someway to go however. The Civil Aviation Departments Scheduling and Route Division has received no formal notification regarding Mandala’s relaunch. Typically, such notification would take place a minimum of one month prior to actual operations in order to allow a route capacity calculation to be undertaken.