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Govt allocates Rp 500b in subsidies for 'pioneer flights' to remote areas

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 14 2020   /  01:52 am
Into the unknown: An ATR 72-500 aircraft owned by Wings Air lands at Betoambari Airport in Bau Bau, Buton, Southeast Sulawesi, in 2013. The Transportation Ministry will provide subsidies to airlines that operate “pioneer” flights to and from remote areas as part of a government program on improving connectivity. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)(JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Into the unknown: An ATR 72-500 aircraft owned by Wings Air lands at Betoambari Airport in Bau Bau, Buton, Southeast Sulawesi, in 2013. The Transportation Ministry will provide subsidies to airlines that operate “pioneer” flights to and from remote areas as part of a government program on improving connectivity. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)The Transportation Ministry will continue to provide subsidies to airlines that operate “pioneer flights” to and from rural areas as part of a government program on improving the connectedness of isolated areas.In 2020, the ministry will allocate Rp 500 billion (US$35.94 million) to subsidize pioneer flights serving passengers and cargo services in remote areas in Sulawesi, Maluku and Madura. The pioneer flights, known locally as penerbangan perintis, refer to economically unviable flights between cities and frontier areas.“It is part of the government...