Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Air Passengers targetted up 10 per cent in 2009

Airbus A380

The 2008 gloomy flight period is expected ended in 2009. The flight condition is optimistic will rise again this year after a decline of number passengers in 2008.

Chairman of the Indonesian National Air Carrier Association (Inaca) Emirsyah Satar said the number of passengers targetted in 2009 will increase by 10 percent. In 2007, total of domestic passenger is reaching 39 million while in 2008 down to be 37 million. This is caused by the high fuel price and also global crisis.

However, Emirsyah assure in 2009 there will increased due to there is no problem about the fuel price anymore. While the global crisis is estimated to affect the international flight only.

"We expect the domestic flight will increase 10 percent. For regional and international flight. if condition could stable pretty fair enough," said Emirsyah on socializing agenda of Law No. 1 / 2009 about flights in Jakarta, Monday (19/1/2009). The reason of the increasing of domestic flights is because Indonesia is considered to be the most stable countries in the flight business. Although there is a decline, not too large, as happened in other countries in Asia.

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