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Govt gives assurances on lower LCC airfares from July 11

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, July 9, 2019   /  01:25 pm
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A Citilink Indonesia plane arrives as the first commercial airline at the Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) on May 2.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)

  The government and airline operators have given assurances that starting July 11 air travelers can enjoy discounted airfares on domestic routes using low-cost carriers (LCC) on specific dates and times. The lower airfare – up to a 50 percent discount from the ceiling price – will be applied three days a week, namely on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, for flights departing between 10 a.m to 2 p.m.  Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister secretary Susiwojono said during the window, 208 LCC flights from two airlines, Citilink Indonesia and Lion Air, will feature lower airfares. However, only 30 percent of the seats on every flight will have lower airfares applied.     “Citilink Indonesia will allocate lower airfares on 62 flights each day, on a total of 3,348 seats. Meanwhile, Lion Air will allocate [lower airfares] on 146 fl...