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Robust local economy to fuel demand for air travel: INACA

  • Rendi A. Witular

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 10 2009   /  09:41 am

JP/IrmaA booming economy at the provincial level, coupled with an expected global economic recovery, is becoming the  main driver of growth in the local airline industry next year, an association says.Chairman of the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA) Emirsyah Satar told The Jakarta Post recently that because Indonesia’s economy remained heavily dependent on the local economy, local airline operators would tap more opportunities from business activities at the provincial level. “This year, the legislative and presidential elections helped keep local airline operators afloat amid the global financial crisis. But next year, the driver will be economic activities at the provincial level,” said Emirsyah who is also president director of state-owned flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. Emirsyah forecast growth in domestic passenger traffic will  reach as much as 10 ...