Wednesday, 21 Augst 2019 | 12:48 WIB

Airline Ticket Tariff Limitations only Effective for Economy Seats

Indonesia Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi (presidentpost)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM -- Indonesia Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi has stressed that the upper limit tariff adjustment (TBA) of 12% to 16% only applies to airline tickets for economy class.

"We set an upper limit tariff adjustment with a decrease of 12 to 16 percent. If calculated the average is 15 percent. But this only applies to jet-type economy class aircraft, not including the type of propeller (propeller), "the Minister of Transportation said at a press conference related to aircraft fares held at the office of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Jakarta, Tuesday (05/14/2019).

The Minister of Transportation explained that the reduction in TBA in the number 12 to 16 percent had taken into account flight safety aspects.

Adjustment of the flight ticket fare limit, according to the Minister of Transportation, will soon be carried out in the near future. and will be immediately socialized to all flight stakeholders and the public.

"The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs gave us the target on May 15 that a new upper limit tariff calculation had been completed. For that, we will work hard to complete it and immediately socialize it, "concluded the Minister of Transportation.

The Minister of Transportation hopes that, with the enactment of the new upper limit tariff adjustment, affordable tariffs can be realized and the sustainability of the aviation industry will also be maintained.