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Jakarta Post

Garuda set to include airport tax in ticket prices

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, September 22 2012   /  10:41 am

After weeks of delay, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is set to include the passenger service charge (PSC), or airport tax, in the cost of airline tickets starting Sept. 28, an executive said on Friday.

Garuda vice president of communications Pujobroto said the airline would first implement the system at the country’s main gateway, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten, just west of Jakarta.

“In the first phase, we will implement the new system at Soekarno-Hatta before implementing it at all airports across the country,” Pujobroto told The Jakarta Post over the phone.

He said the execution of the system was almost a month late from its original plan on Sept. 1 because the airline had problems making its IT system compatible with the airport’s system according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines.

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