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Sriwijaya closes routes for efficiency

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 17, 2019   /   09:11 am
Sriwijaya closes routes for efficiency A Sriwijaya Air plane is seen at the Syukuran Aminuddin Amir Airport in Luwuk, Central Sulawesi. (Kompas.com/I Made Asdhiana)

Domestic airline Sriwijaya Air has closed several routes to improve efficiency after it recorded a Rp 1.2 trillion (US$86.14 million) loss last year, the airline’s commercial director Joseph Dajoe K. Tendean said on Monday.

“The closed routes include Jakarta-Banyuwangi and Merauke-Nabire,” he said, adding that the several routes that had been closed were no longer profitable.

Joseph, however, added the airline had opened several routes that promised better profits, namely the Medan-Surabaya and Jakarta-Manado-Sorong routes.

He said Sriwijaya Air was focused on improving its financial performance through the introduction of products such as its app Sriwijaya Air Mobile.  

“This year we want to focus on making our products better and improving capacity management. We also carried out efficiency measures by closing several routes and getting rid of deals that don't benefit us,” Joseph said.

This year, Sriwijaya Air targets to book a Rp 300 billion profit. (bbn)