The Jakarta Post
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) has offered several incentives, including free landing fees for one year, for airlines that open new routes to airports under its management.
“We're offering free landing fees for one year to airlines that open new domestic routes, except to the I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar, the Juanda airport in Surabaya and the Adisutjipto airport in Yogyakarta,” said AP I marketing and service director Devi Suradji in Balikpapan on Monday.
Devi added that the free landing fee was also offered for airlines that opened new international routes, except to Ngurah Rai International Airport and Adisutjipto International Airport.
Meanwhile, AP I general manager for the Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan Farid Indra Nugroho said the landing fee for each plane was around Rp 3 million (US$205.41).
“With the incentive, the airline could save a significant amount of money,” he said, adding that airlines that would add flight frequency would get a 50 percent discount on landing fees, except to Sultan Hasanuddin International Aiport in Makassar, which would get a 25 percent discount.
The 50 percent discounts were also offered to airlines that have old international routes but with new schedules, except the flights to Ngurah Rai International Airport and to Adisutjipto International Airport.
“All the incentives aim to increase plane traffic and the number of passengers,” Farid said.
Currently, AP I operates 13 airports in central and eastern Indonesia. (bbn)