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Jakarta Post

Garuda appeals court verdict, calls fines baseless

  • Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 18 2010   /  10:40 am

National airline company PT Garuda Indonesia filed on Thursday an appeal at the Central Jakarta District Court against a verdict forcing the company to pay Rp 187 billion (US$20.38 million) in compensation and fines for price fixing.“The verdict is baseless and we therefore officially reject the decision,” Garuda’s lawyer, Erry Heriawan, told reporters after submitting the appeal at the court.Another lawyer for Garuda, Yogi Sudrajat, said the Indonesian Business Supervisory Commission (KPPU) had not provided sufficient evidence Garuda had colluded with other airlines in fixing fuel surcharges imposed on passengers.“The KPPU accused us of conspiring with other airlines in fixing the fuel surcharge. We can prove that Garuda’s fuel surcharges were totally different from those imposed by other airlines,” he added.He said that in 2006, the Transportation Ministry had suggested air...