The East Timorese government already has a website available for civil aviation matters. The URL is:
From the site:
Dili/Comoro airport is the main international gateway into East Timor and presently is the only airport authorised for civil aircraft operations including international commercial charter operations. Authorisation to operate civil aircraft into other airports will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Dili/Comoro airport is located about 8km from Dili city centre. It presently handles an average of 40 movements daily. About 10 of these are commercial flights using a mix of B737, F28, BAE126 and E120 turboprop. Merpati Nusantara (Indonesia) and Airnorth (Australia) operate daily into Dili/Comoro.
Baucau/Cakung, the second airport, is situated about 95km east of Dili. It is however generally restricted to aircraft operations in support of UN Peace Keeping Forces (PKF). The third airport is Suai about 85km south of Dili. Airstrips are located at Oecussi about 150km west of Dili and at Maliana about 50km southwest of Dili. A number of landing strips also exist but are suitable only for small aircraft and helicopters. The Dili Heliport is situated approximately 2km from Dili/Comoro airport. It essentially handles UNTAET helicopter operations.
As to an East Timorese airline. In theory, it would be great to see. In reality however, it is next to impossible in the immediate future. The Gusmao Government has more important things to deal with at the moment, than worrying about an East Timorese airline.
I have heard various rumours however about an East Timorese airline ranging from an Indonesian-Russian-East Timorese joint venture operating Il-114s to Regionair of Singapore basing a few aircraft there.
If I were Eng. Ovidio de Jesus Amaral (the East Timorese Minister of Transport and Communications), I would be putting some thought into an airline, but maybe contracting the operations out to an operator such as National Jet.
In the future, as Australia (in particular) pumps aid into East Timor, and the basic ammenities are available to the average East Timorese person, I would be expecting resorts to go up on the beaches. I have heard that East Timore has some of the nicest beaches in that region, and in time, it would be fair to say that they will be able to take some of the Aussie tourist dollar which currently goes to Bali.
However, this is a few years away yet.