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The Busy Skies of Indonesia

Indonesian Air Passenger Traffic Up 13% in 2011

(2/6/2012) The number of air passengers in Indonesia in 2011 increased by 13% totaling 66 million travelers.

As reported by Bisnis.com, the Director of Air Transportation at the Ministry of Transportation, Djoko Murjatmodjo explained of the 66 million Indonesian air passengers taking a trip in 2011, some 58.85 million (89%) were domestic air passengers while the remaining 7.21 million flew on international flights.

Nation-wide the average seat occupancy on Indonesian flights hit 85.95% on domestic flights and 72.98% on international routes.

This preliminary data only includes passengers flying on scheduled airlines. For international flights, only flights operated by Indonesian domestic carriers are included in the count.

The Ministry says that if all flights were included in the count, the total number of passengers carried would exceed 72 million passengers, with 59 million domestic and 13 million international passengers added to the mix.

In 2011, Indonesia was served by 18 scheduled air carriers and 42 unscheduled airlines operating on both domestic and international flights. In the same year, 222 domestic routes and 47 international routes were flown by Indonesian carriers.