AirAsia Build Hub in Silangit & Banyuwangi, visited International Flights

JAKARTA-The government welcomes the AirAsia Group’s investment plan that will build a hub at Silangit Airport and Banyuwangi Airport that connects other airports in the country.

Coordinating Minister for Marine Affairs, Luhut B. Panjaitan, said the airport is the destination of the hub, Kualanamu Airport in Medan and Hanandjoeddin HAS Airport in Tanjung Pandan. Meanwhile, Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi will be the liaison for the East.

“They [AirAsia] want to make Silangit and Banyuwangi Airport become hubs,” said Luhut, Monday (19/2/2018).

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Sriwijaya Add Frequency Surabaya-Denpasar

JAKARTA – Sriwijaya Air Group airlines will increase the Surabaya – Denpasar flight from 30 October 2017.

Corporate Communications Manager of Sriwijaya Air Group Agus Soedjono said the additional 1-a-day flight will be served by Sriwijaya Air by Boeing B737-800 NG.

Agus said the plane departed from Surabaya at 18:50 pm and arrived in Denpasar at 20.50 WITA.

“The next plane back from Denpasar at 21:35 pm and to Surabaya at 21.50 pm,” said Agus through a press release on Monday (23/10/2017).

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KULON PROGO AIRPORT, AP I: Amdal Document New Yogyakarta International Airport Already Created

KULON PROGO – Environmental impact statement document or Amdal of New Yogyakarta International Airport development has been completed and published by Ministry of Environment.

This was stated by PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) related to the construction of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) airport in Kulon Progo Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta.

“This environmental impact analysis will be used as an acceleration reference for the physical construction of the airport to be operationalized in 2019,” said Sujiastono, NYIA Development Project Manager of PT AP I, in Kulon Progo, Sunday (22/10/2017).

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Beauty of Eruption Gunung Agung

BNPB Will ‘Sell’ Mount Agung Eruption as a Tour Package, It’s 3 Safe and Beautiful Points Seeing It


AMLAPURA – National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) began to design the concept of beauty of eruption Gunung Agung for the benefit of Bali tourism.

The new tourism concept that offers the beauty of Mount Agung eruption is intended for foreign tourists who come to the Island of the Gods.

Deputy Prevention and Preparedness BNPB, Wisnu Widjaja, explained that the beauty of eruption was initiated in order to restore the condition of tourism in Bali.

Known, lately a bit lethargic due to increased activity of Mount Agung.

“The beauty of the mountain when the eruption is very good, and has a high selling value for tourism,” said Wisnu, Wednesday (18/10/2017), in Karangasem.

The eruption of Mount Agung, according to Wisnu, is very good to be a tourist attraction or spectacle for tourists.

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Garuda Indonesia Fly the Silangit-Singapore Route

President Director of Garuda Indonesia Pahala N.Mansury (from left), Director General of Air Transportation of Kemenhub Agus Santoso, Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, and Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi got off the plane, on the sidelines of the release of Garuda Boeing 747-400 in Hanggar 4 GMF Aero Asia, Tangerang, Banten

JAKARTA – Along with the inauguration of Silangit Airport in North Tapanuli as an international airport, PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. officially opened the Silangit-Singapore route.

President Director of PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. Pahala N Mansury said the Silangit-Singapore flight will officially commence October 28, 2017.

This flight uses the Bombardier CRJ 1000 aircraft with a capacity of 96 people.

This is an effort of GIAA-coded airlines to support government efforts and commitments in developing the potential of Lake Toba as an international tourism destination.

Not only that, the opening of this route is done because Garuda Indonesia wants to develop the aviation network and increase connectivity between regions with the potential of tourism and a promising economy. Moreover, direct flight access from Singapore is known as one of the busiest economic centers in Southeast Asia.

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ALFI Urges Evaluation of All Tariffs of Port of Priok Services

Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) at Tanjung Priok, Jakarta –

JAKARTA – The Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) urges the improvement and evaluation of the service tariff structure at Tanjung Priok Port.

The evaluation is for the services of the port of Priok to refer to Regulation of the Minister of Transportation No: 72/2017 on the type, structure, class and mechanism of port service tariff determination signed by MoT Budi Karya Sumadi on August 11, 2017.

General Secretary of DPW ALFI DKI Jakarta, Adil Karim said that the improvement and evaluation of tariff in Priok port become the authority of the local Port Authority.

“ALFI urges OP Priok to be able to initiate the evaluation of port service tariff in Priok.” There should be a refresher and review because the existing tariff structures and mechanisms do not create cost-efficiency logistics services through Priok port, “he told Wednesday (18 / 10/2017).

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Increase of Aviation Tariff, INACA Appreciation of Ministry of Transportation

The aircraft took off at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali.

JAKARTA – The Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) has appreciated the Ministry of Transportation‘s step to increase the scheduled scheduled commercial airline fare rate from 30% to 40% of the upper limit rate.

“We are grateful that INACA’s proposal for the increase is approved by Kemenhub,” said Head of Scheduled Aviation Division of INACA Bayu Sutanto to Bisnis on Monday (16/10/2017).

He said INACA had indeed proposed to Kemenhub to raise tariffs on scheduled commercial aviation and approved for 15 solid routes.

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Express Delivery, Air Cargo Letter Became Expense

JAKARTA – The air cargo letter (SMU) is still the largest cost component for the express delivery business.

Managing Director of PT Citra Van Titipan Kilat (Tiki) Tomy Sofhian said that in the goods delivery cycle from the starting point to the end there are nodes that incur costs such as courier fees, sorting, high school, until delivery.

SMU is necessary because in the express delivery business that requires speed, air transport is always the main choice.

“SMU is one of the biggest cost contributors, because at every point there is cost and the biggest one is in the center [the airport],” he said on Sunday (15/10/2017.

Therefore, in order to more cost efficient Tiki boost the volume of goods delivery. The reason, the air cargo price depends on the volume. The bigger the volume then the cheaper the price.

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Ministry of Transportation: Aviation Has Not Impacted Mount Agung Condition

The aircraft took off at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali

Kuta (Antara Bali) – The Ministry of Transportation stated that until now the flight from and to Bali has not been affected by the condition of Gunung Agung in Karangasem regency which has been set up status due to the absence of volcanic ash.

“During this week’s alert status there is no fear of flight as long as there is no volcanic ash,” said Air Transportation Director General Kushub Agus Santoso when welcoming the first flight of India-Bali Kolkata route by AirAsia Indonesia at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Badung, Monday.

Similarly, when the volcanic ash potential level of Mount Agung was raised to “orange” by the Vulcano Observatory Notice to Aviation (VONA) also has not had an impact on normal flight in Bali.

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Loading Unloading Rates in Priok Expired, APBMI Proposed Extension

Loading and unloading the container at Tanjung Priok port, Jakarta, Friday (9/29/2017). – JIBI / Abdullah Azzam

JAKARTA – The Indonesian Stevedoring Company Association (APBMI) proposes that the tariff / cost of loading and unloading service / OPP / OPT of the current non-container / breakbulk cargo at the conventional port of Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta will be extended for another 6 months.

The proposal is given that currently the validity of OPP / OPT tariff in the port of Priok has expired, and in order to fulfill the legality aspect, in order to extend it only in accordance with the prevailing laws and regulations.

Chairman of DPP APBMI Muhamad Fuadi said that in the current unstable economic condition and the volume of cargo also tends to decrease, it should not be necessary to evaluate much less increase the tariff of loading and unloading services at the port.

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