But Only for Certain Flight Schedules
The government and stakeholders from the airlines industry came in an agreement in cutting the airfares from the operating Low Cost Carrier (LCC) for domestic routes on certain flight schedules, Tribun News Jakarta reports.
The coordination meeting at the office of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (Kemenko Perekonomian) suggested that the two airlines, Lion Air Group and Citilink, will reduce the cost of their flight tickets by 50 percent from the upper limit rates. However, the new policy is only limited to 11,626 seats.
“Regarding the total flights, if we look at the certain schedule earlier, Citilink airlines has 62 flights in total per day, the total seat is 3,348 seats. For Lion Air Group, there will be 146 flights per day, total 8,278 seats,” stated Susiwijono, the Secretary of Kemenko Perekonomian during the press conference at his office on Monday (7/8/2019).
The 50 percent discount applies for the flight schedule on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
The flight stakeholders like Angkasa Pura I, Angkasa Pura II, Airnav to Pertamina also came in an agreement in releasing discounts to help with the airlines’ operational cost for the same flight schedule.
During the same press conference event, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Polana B Pramesti, also stated that the agency will do a supervision towards the new policy. Polana also added that the flight routes and schedules will always be evaluated.
“We will do a supervision towards the policy of the low-cost flight services for Tuesday Thursday Saturday, together with the Ministry of State Owned Enterprises and coordinated by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs,” stated Polana.
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