Thursday, November 3, 2011

On Time Performance of domestic airlines improved


The results of performance evaluation of six airlines in On Time Performance (OTP) during January to June 2011 improved from the Ministry of Transportation mentions nothing of the carriers with the OTP into the red category.

Ministry of Civil Air Transport airline grouping On Time Performance level below 70% into the red category, airlines OTP rate between 70% to 80% into the yellow category, and is already above 80% or as high as 90% into the green category.

Garuda Indonesia managed to have the highest On Time Performance compared with the five-Commerce Business Entity scheduled air transportation that is 86.22%.

Meanwhile Lion Air occupies the lowest position in the OTP. However, based on these data, Lion Air's performance is getting better with OTP rate of 70.16%. Earlier in the year 2010 amounted to 66.60%.

Bambang S Ervan, Head of Public Communication Center for Communication Ministry, said the OTP had been a 70% upward indicate if management and the various obstacles in the company was started solved. "Accuracy increases and schedule it's meant to reduce delay," said Bambang.

The airline is still below the 70% rate will be given guidance and sanctions if necessary. Most of the flight delay was caused by operational factors. Among others, waiting for the aircraft parking space available, refueling and waiting for the flight document creation.

According to Edward Sirait, general director of Lion Air, it continues to make improvements to increase the On Time Performance program to restructure passenger service time on the ground (ground time) and the addition of backup aircraft.

Elly Simanjuntak, PR Manager of Batavia Air, said there were other factors that influence the OTP, such as weather or delays caused by the airport. Until June 2011, Batavia Air OTP managed to obtain figures of 70.53%. Batavia Air also made various efforts to raise the On Time Performance. For example, who continue to do until now is a flight rescheduling by reducing the flight time slots that are too dense.