The Jakarta Post
The interior of Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo regency, Yogyakarta. (Shutterstock/Arya Manggala)
State-owned public transportation operator PT Damri has prepared 12 buses to serve passengers using Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo regency, Yogyakarta.
According to kompas.com, the bus service would employ three types of vehicles, namely five medium-long buses, two medium buses and five Hiace vans.
The bus operator currently serves four routes from the airport to Stasiun Wojo in Purworejo regency, Yogyakarta, Kebumen and Magelang.
The YIA-Stasiun Wojo bus service is priced at Rp 10,000 (less than US$1) per person. Meanwhile, the YIA-Yogyakarta route costs Rp 40,000 per person,
As for YIA-Kebumen and YIA-Magelang routes, the bus fare is Rp 50,000 each passenger.
Rahmat Santoso, general manager of Damri in Yogyakarta, said the services can accommodate up to 316 passengers per day.
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In regard to extra flights, he mentioned that Damri Yogyakarta has coordinated with state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I and that the 12 buses are adequate to accommodate the flights' passengers.
“We will coordinate [with PT Angkasa Pura I] if additional services are needed,” said Rahmat.
He said that the buses would operate without a set minimum number of passengers.
“[Yesterday], there were three passengers going to Yogyakarta. We [operated] the bus because it’s our job,” said Rahmat, welcoming those who wanted to use Damri services from Kulon Progo airport.
“We provide direct services to Yogyakarta, Kebumen and Magelang,” he added. (jes/wng)