Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Merpati Airlines loss while serve Jakarta-Sampit route

Merpati Nusantara Airlines

The airline company, Merpati Nusantara Airlines claime always loss during serve the the flight route Jakarta-Sampit, Kotawaringin Timur District, Central Kalimantan.

Loss of this company is big enough to reach IDR 800 million per month," said Chairman of the Legislative Commission B, Kotim Supriyadi MT in Sampit. Because of the loss made since Cooperation Operations (KSO) between the Government of Kotawaringin East District (Pemkab) with the management of Merpati Airlines, Kotim Supriyadi said, Merpati only share the minimum profit or revenue to  Kotawaringin East around IDR 668, 7 million.

Losses which experienced by Merpati Nusantara Airline are ever announced by Merpati Airlines management during the evaluation meeting that took place in the city of Surabaya. "Losses due to lack of the number of passengers for Sampit-Jakarta route, every time the flight is done," said Kotim Supriyadi. He also said, on this route Merpati Airlines often use the big aircraft fleet such as  BOEING 737, 200 series.

Conversely, Merpati Airlines even get large benefits enough to serve Sampit-Surabaya route, the benefits reached IDR 2 billion during seven months of the KSO running. "The advantage of Sampit-Surabaya route is considered to be still able to cover the loss of Jakarta-Sampit route,"  Kotim Supriyadi explained.