Angkasa Pura I - the government-owned operating authorities for all Indonesian airports is seeking government approval to increase passenger service charges by 50% for Jakarta, bring charges for international passengers in line with those already in place in Bali.
The Chief Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Edie Haryoto told Bisnis Indonesia that an application would also be made to the Department of Transportation to allow an increase of 50% for domestic passenger service charges and international passengers.
The proposed increase, according to Haryoto, is needed to improve facilities and services.
Angkasa Pura is lobbying for the proposed increase with various groups within the community, including the Indonesian Consumers Protection Agency (YLK) before submitting a formal request to the Government.
Angkasa Pura currently charges passengers flying from Jakarta Rp 100,000 (US$10.75) for international departures and Rp. 30,000 (US$3.25) for domestic passengers. The new tariff, if approved, would Bring Jakarta into line with Bali charging Rp. 150,000 (US$16) for international passengers but charging Rp. 45,000 (US$4.85) for domestic passengers. Bali still charges Rp. 30,000 for domestic passengers.
Similar percentage increases are likely to apply at all other airport in the country.
Many assume that if approved, domestic passenger service charges in Bali would quickly be increased to Rp. 45,000.
Haryoto has promised improved facilities and better services in the form of x-ray machines, cleaner toilers and more security staff should the increase be granted.
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