Govt Takes Efforts to Lower Airfare Ahead of Eid-al-Fitr
Indonesian Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi along with his staff continued to take efforts so that airfare stays affordable ahead of Eid-al-Fitr. However, the Minister understands that during high season the fare is commonly slightly higher than usual days.
The Government continues to monitor so that there is no violation of the upper limit tariffs and the airline is expected to continue marketing the tariffs according to the subclasses which have been set, Budi said in Jakarta, Monday (29/4).
According to him, Ministry of Transportation will leave the options to the airlines regarding the ticket price subclasses. This is in accordance with Regulation of Minister of Transportation Number PM 20 of 2019 on Procedures and Formulation of Calculation of Upper Limit Tariff on Economy Class Passengers Services in Domestic Scheduled Commercial Airlines and Decree of Minister of Transportation Number KM 72 of 2019 on the Upper Limit Tariff on Economy Class Passengers Services in Domestic Scheduled Commercial Airlines.
I hope that the airlines can follow up on the essence of the articles on the new rules, so that we do not need to make more rigid regulations, the Minister said.
Furthermore, the Ministry as the regulator is always trying to find a win-win solution on airline ticket rates. Rates are set to accommodate both parties, namely airlines and consumers, he added.
On the occasion, concerning on the strike plan of Garuda Indonesia employees, Budi urges them to continue to operate as usual since the strike would not only harm Garuda Indonesia airlines but also the public.
If the Garuda Indonesia labor union wants to convey their aspirations, Budi continued, they can deliberate their opinions in a discussion without going on strike. The Minister added that the arising polemic at Garuda Indonesia is not within Ministry of Transportations domain. According to him, the authority of his ministry as a regulator covers only the elements of services, security and aviation safety.
The Minister reminded that the Airline commits to always implement the best standard operating procedure by applying Good Corporate Governance (GCG) practices through a number of improvement efforts. (Humas Kemenhub/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Mia Medyana