Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Flights Not Fancy
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Flights Not Fancy

Merpati Nusantara Airline Closing 10 Air Routes in Pursuit of Profitability


Bali News: Indonesia, Merpati Nusantara Indonesia, MZ, Jakarta, Bandung, Rudy Setyopurnomo, Merauke, Jayapura, Sorong, Pangkal Pinang, losses, profits
Click Image to Enlarge

(6/27/2012)

State-owned Indonesian airline Merpati Nusantara has announced plans to close 10 of their 124 air routes in order to reduce the massive losses being sustained by the troubled carrier.

As reported by Bisnis.com, Merpati is targeting to achieve 90% passenger load factors on its flights in order to move from losing money on a daily basis to posting a profit of Rp. 500 million (US$53,750) per day.

Over the past 5 years Merpati claims they have suffered an average daily loss of Rp. 1.5 billion per day (US$161,300).

The newly appointed CEO of Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Rudy Setyopurnomo, confirmed the closure of 10 air routes, including Jakarta via Halim Perdana airport to Bandung and Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang.

“For the route Jakarta-Bandung the plane has a capacity of 56 passengers, but they carry only 2 passengers. This has gone on for months causing continuous losses,” said Rudy on Monday, June 25, 2012.

The airline boss confirmed that 10 routes have been closed and more closures may follow. He emphasized that for routes flown to Eastern Indonesia such as Merauke, Jayapura and Sorong will continue to operate together with pioneering routes.

Earlier, Rudy had projected that between 10-20% of the routes operated by Merpati may eventually be closed. He remains optimistic that within six months Merpati will be able to net a 15% profit from its total income. He said that Merpati is targeting sales of Rp. 2-3 trillion by the end of 2012, an increase of 42% from 2011 when the airline had sales of Rp. 1.6 trillion (US$172 million). Of that total income 80% came from commercial route operations with the balance from pioneer routes to remote areas of Indonesia.

Rudy said Merpati was currently achieving an 86% load factor.

Related Article

[A New Broom Sweeps Clean]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Bali’s Better on a Bike
Denpasar, Bali to Host International Cycling Road Race November 25-27, 2017
(9/23/2016)
Reading & Writing Celebrated for 13th Year at Bali Festival
Humanity in Unity at the 2016 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival October 26-30,2016
(9/23/2016)
Averting an Explosive Ending?
30 Tons of Explosive Ammonium Nitrate Seized from Boat Sailing from Malaysia to East Bali
(9/23/2016)
Denpasar in a Jam
WAZE Declares Denpasar, Bali Traffic Among the World’s Worst
(9/23/2016)
Did Franky Commit of Hanky-Panky?
Head of Narcotics Division at Bali Police Suspended and Under Arrest on Suspicion of Misuse of Funds and Extorting Drug Suspects
(9/23/2016)
A Family of Rhinos in Bali
Celebrating World Rhino Day with a Very Special Group of Children at Bali Safari & Marine Park
(9/23/2016)
Prepare for Congestion
Traffic Alert: Expect Traffic Jams on Wednesday, September 29, 2016, Due to Online Transport Operators Mass Protests
(9/23/2016)
It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas
Now’s the time to Book your Holiday Season Promotion with Bali Discovery!
(9/18/2016)
Gili Cat II Fast Ferry Disaster
Two Confirmed Dead and 33 Injured in Bali Fast Ferry Accident at Padang Bai
(9/18/2016)
The Importance of Bee-ing
Island-Wide Initiative Launched to Reverse the Declining Bee Populations in Bali and all of Indonesia
(9/18/2016)
Simple Truths, Plainly Spoken
Chairman of Bali-APINDO Suggest Bali’s Tourism Development is Badly Out of Synch
(9/18/2016)
By Design, Annually
Ayodya Resort Bali to Hold ‘Ayodya Batik Festival 2016’ October 7-9, 2016
(9/18/2016)
All [News]!