Garuda Indonesia Expects 45 Percent Passenger Rise

By : Chodijah Febriyani And Aldi Firhand A | Saturday, December 09 2017 - 20:01 IWST

Garuda Indonesia Airlines
Garuda Indonesia Airlines

INDUSTRY.co.id - Tangerang - Garuda Indonesia Airlines estimates a 15 percent increase in passengers during the 2017 and 2018 New Year holidays.

"Historically every Christmas and New Year there is a ten to 15 percent increase," said Garuda Indonesia President Director Pahala N Mansury in a review of flight operations at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, Friday (8/12/2017)

Pahala said it is currently counting slots for additional flights during the holiday season.

"No later than this week or next week will be caught adding the flight," he said.

Efforts to cope with the spike in passengers, he continued, namely operating a large body (wide body) and set the frequency.

"Our capacity is also adjusted to the frequency, certain routes of small aircraft and large aircraft, only if this year we are Analyze more related to the slot," he said.

In addition, in anticipation of flight delays and cancellations, Pahala said it will optimize team performance by accelerating coordination and related communications with rescheduling and flight cancellations.

"We ensure the operational condition is nearing peak season," we realized with operational condition last week, "he said.

Separately contacted, Director of Air Transport Ministry of Transportation Maria Kristi Endah Murni mentioned the proposed additional flight permit, which is 1,200 for 80 flights for international flights as of December 4, 2017.

"The airlines are Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya, Nam and Trigana," she said.

Meanwhile, Citilink Indonesia provides 50,400 additional seats which are divided into 280 additional flights during the peak season of Christmas and New Year 2018 season.

The number increased 20 percent compared to the Christmas and New Year period 2017 that is as many as 41.760 additional seats.

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