The airline was established and started operations in 1969 in a joint venture partnership with a Malaysian company with the name MAC (Malaysia Air Charter). In 1972 it split from MAC and adopted the current name. It is wholly owned by Merpati Nusantara Airlines .
The Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has suspended SMAC's air operating certificate (AOC) due the fatal accident of a CASA C212 was crashed killing all on board including an Australian Expat First Officer.
A Preliminary investigation has found 1) that the Pilot in Command was not qualified for that type of flight. 2) No permission was obtained to carry out a flight test. 3) a Spare engine was carried on board during the flight.
As of August 2006 the Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter fleet includes Flight International, 3-9 October 2006 :