The chairman of the MPR RI, Bambang Soesatyo, appreciated the opening of a new route from Pondok Cabe airport to Purbalingga, Central Java and Cepu, Blora.
Bamsoet, who is also a Golkar Party Legislator for the Central Java Region 7 (Purbalingga, Banjarnegara, and Kebumen Regencies), together with Lion Air Group President Director Captain Daniel Putut Kuncoro Adi inaugurated Wings Air’s inaugural flight with the route Pondok Cabe – Purbalingga (PP) and Pondok Cabe – Cepu. Blora (PP).
He also encouraged the government, particularly Pertamina, to lower the selling price of aviation fuel in Indonesia to be cheaper or at least offset the selling price of aviation fuel in Singapore and Malaysia. Thus, it can create a healthy and competitive business competition.
Currently, the price of avtur contributes about 30 to 40 percent of aircraft operating costs. So that the high price of avtur causes the selling price of tickets to consumers to be high. As an illustration, the selling price of tickets for the Pondok Cabe – Purbalingga flight route and vice versa, reaches Rp. 1,140,000 per person.
“The high price of airline tickets on various other flight routes has also hampered economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic, even though during the pandemic, the aviation industry was the worst business sector,” said Bamsoet in a statement, Friday (5/8/2022).
Bambang Soesatyo Inaugurates Wings Air from Pondok Cabe to Purbalingga-Blora Photo: (Instagram)
“Now that the pandemic has subsided and people are able to travel, the aviation industry is again faced with the problem of high avtur prices. Therefore, the government must immediately find a solution, one of which is by considering the private sector and other oil and gas business actors to become Avtur suppliers in the aviation industry,” he added. Bamsoet after inaugurating and opening the inaugural flights of Pondok Cabe – Purbalingga (PP) and Pondok Cabe – Cepu Blora (PP), at Pondok Cabe Airport, South Tangerang, Friday (5/8).
With the addition of Wings Air, flight traffic at Pondok Cabe Airport is getting busier. Previously, Susi Air opened a route from Pondok Cabe to Tasikmalaya.
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