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Batavia agents, passengers will have to wait for refund: Trustees

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 1 2013   /  11:30 am
Stranded: Would-be passengers gather at the closed ticketing booth of Batavia Air at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta after the airline was declared bankrupt. They demanded that the airline reimburse them for purchased tickets or arrange for their flights on other carriers. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)(JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

Stranded: Would-be passengers gather at the closed ticketing booth of Batavia Air at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta after the airline was declared bankrupt. They demanded that the airline reimburse them for purchased tickets or arrange for their flights on other carriers. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)Passengers and ticket agents of the bankrupt Batavia Air will have to wait to get their money refunded, the court-appointed trustees who are taking over the ill-fated airline said on Thursday.

Andra Reinhard Pasaribu, one of trustees who currently manages the airline, said that customers were classified as concurrent creditors, as stated by 2004 Bankruptcy Law.

“Customers are concurrent creditors and we still do not know when we can refund their tickets. This is still a very early stage and we will have a lot of things to do starting next week,” Andra told a pr...