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Jakarta Post

High airfares only tip of iceberg, expert says

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 17 2019   /  02:46 am

While criticizing the government’s plan to invite foreign airlines to serve domestic routes in an attempt to push down airfares in the country, aviation observer Chappy Hakim has proposed that the government instead formulate a comprehensive policy on the country’s aviation industry involving all stakeholders.“Indonesia needs a comprehensive policy that will really bring all activities related to the aviation business under the control of the government,” the former Air Force chief of staff told a discussion in Jakarta on Wednesday.He said the recent soaring of domestic airfares had been caused by the government’s disintegrated management of the aviation industry based on sectoral regulations that were not in harmony with one another.All the problems emerging in the past two decades on domestic aviation, he said, were a reflection of the government’s poor national flight mana...