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Jakarta Post

Garuda to include PSC in tickets from Sept.

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 21 2012   /  04:02 pm

State owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) is going to collaborate with national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia to include the passenger service charge (PSC) or airport tax in the cost of airline tickets next month.

AP II president director Tri Sunoko said the collaboration is aimed at accelerating passenger traffic in the country’s main gateway, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten, just west of Jakarta.

“Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is very crowded and we realize that we have to do something about it, apart from the ongoing expansion project. By including the passenger service charge in tickets, we can reduce lines at the airport,” Tri said.

AP II picked Garuda for the pilot project because it was the airline most able to immediately implement the new system. “Garuda is able to immediately implement the new system beca...