Wednesday, 21 Augst 2019 | 12:04 WIB

Garuda Indonesia Set to Launch Digital Application to Charter Aircraft

Garuda Indonesia Set to Launch Digital Application to Charter Aircraft (youtube)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - State-owned airline company PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (IDX:GIAA) is set to launch the Avia Mall application for aircraft charter and leasing to serve people who need non-scheduled flight services, as well as Air Taxi services.

The application, which is planned to be launched at the end of May, will bring together aircraft owners and people who need charter flight services.

Garuda Indonesia Director of Cargo and Business Development Mohammad Iqbal said that currently many owners choose to park their aircraft when not in use. With this platform, these owners can rent their aircraft so they can have more economic value.

"Then through this application, later people who need aircraft charter can use this application, as easy as ordering an online motorcycle taxi," said Mohammad Iqbal.

In addition to passenger charter aircraft, the public can also order ambulances in both aircraft and helicopters to bring patients to the desired health care providers.

Iqbal said, through this application the public could more freely choose various types of aircraft and services provided. In addition, there is also a comparison of the rental prices of the existing planes so that they can be adjusted to the consumer budget.

"As if you want to travel together with friends, it will be more efficient and easier if you charter a plane. There are even cheaper ones than buying airplane tickets for certain purposes, "Iqbal continued.

In addition to charter aircraft, this application will also be a marketplace for spare parts, as well as aircraft maintenance / maintenance.

Great potential

The potential of the charter flight market in Indonesia is quite large, but has not been explored to the maximum. Through this platform to be launched, Garuda Indonesia seeks to work on the charter flight market by providing a platform that brings aircraft owners to consumers.

Iqbal said the potential of the charter flight market could match the market share of scheduled flights served by various airlines.

"We are optimistic that this service will get a positive response from the people who use aviation services," Iqbal said.