Monday, August 24, 2009

Minister of Transportation : do not break the flight tariff

Indonesia Minister of Transportation Jusman Syafii Djamal reminded the national airline for not break the tariff on Lebaran/Idul-Fitr 2009 season. Peak season for travelers should be utilized according to consumer buying power.

The statement was revealed by Minister of Transportation after a number of airlines company have raised the ticket prices ahead of Idul Fitr 1430 Hijriah. A set price has more than 100 percent of normal tariffs. "I appealed the airline, do not follow the high demand by increasing tariffs. But also keep in mind people's buying power," he said after the inauguration of the operation Jusman Dharma Ferry KM IX in Port of Tanjung Perak, Surabaya.

Needs considerable flight at the time before Lebaran, Jusman Djamal also requested that the airline did not break the rate limit set. According to him, the government will continue to monitor the development of the ticket price.

Previously Sriwijaya Air spokesman, Ruth Hanna Simatupang said, airlines raise ticket prices during peak seasons such as Lebaran/Idul Fitr in order to cover the low season. "Sometimes on the low season when we experienced a loss, so that when the peak season raised the ticket prices," said Hanna. However, she said, the increasing of ticket prices still follow existing rules that do not violate the rate limit. At the time before Lebaran/Idul Fitri, airlines raised ticket prices to rise by a variety of different services that are competitive.