Transportation Minister Wants Airport Service Charge to be Included in Airline Tickets
Indonesia’s Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan has is asking all national airlines to include the airport tax or passenger service charge (PSC) in the ticket price in order to improve services at the Nation’s airports by eliminating the need for the separate collection of these items.
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Jonan made the request of all Indonesian airlines following a meeting with Garuda Indonesia at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Jonan said: “All airlines must be prepared (to do this).
The PSC (payment) is only an IT problem (information technology). How it will be done is for Angkasa Pura II to sort out. If the airlines refuse, they must be forced to do it.” Garuda recently removed the ASC from their ticket prices.
The ASC ranged from Rp. 40,000 to Rp. 75,000 – depending on the airport. The Minister of Transportation wants to simplify ASC collection and see the airport management focus on providing better service to passengers in terms of information and cleanliness.
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