Wednesday, 26 February 2020 | 17:47 WIB

Minister Luhut Promises to Curb Expensive Airline Ticket Prices

Indonesia Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut B. Panjaitan (kabarmedia)

JAKARTA NETRALNEWS COM - Indonesia Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut B. Panjaitan stressed that his party would seek a solution related to the high price of domestic plane tickets.

He said that the price of airplane tickets, which were considered by many parties, was still high. Coordinating Minister Luhut admitted, indeed there were still various problems which caused why the price of airplane tickets was high.

"One of them is inefficiency in the national airline, but now it has been improved. Then the purchase of aircraft by the airline is not right and it has been going on for a long time, now it has also begun to be repaired. Then there is the price of aviation fuel which is too high," he said.

He ensured that the government did not remain silent and kept trying to find a way out without sacrificing the public and national airlines.

"We will gradually improve it, but indeed the price must also be increased, gradually, but it is in the sectors that capable people and in the poorer sectors we still have to subsidize. Ticket prices will still be adjusted, but there are certain routes that will be given a discount. Now we want to have 2-3 aviation fuel suppliers, and we prioritize from within the country, "explained Coordinating Minister Luhut.