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Ministry provides $14.75m stimulus to boost aviation industry

  • Mardika Parama

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 27 2020   /  01:00 am
On the rise: Passengers are seen at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Friday. The airport recorded 350-400 flights per day in July, up from 243 flights per day in the preceding month. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Transportation Ministry has agreed to provide the aviation industry with a stimulus package worth Rp 216.5 billion (US$14.75 million) as part of a plan that includes a passenger service charge exemption and a subsidy aimed at cutting costs and boosting demand throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry’s air transportation director general, Novie Riyanto, said on Thursday that the stimulus package consisted of Rp 175.7 billion worth of service fee exemptions at 13 airports across Indonesia, as well as Rp 40.8 billion worth of subsidies for a flight facility calibration fee. The passenger service charge exemption, a component of the flight ticket fee, means that passengers might be afforded lower airplane ticket costs. The exemption would be available for flights booked between Oct. 23 and Oct. 31 with scheduled departure before midnight of Jan. 1, 2021, the ministry st...