Tangerang:AirlinesGaruda Indonesiastrengthen its market charter flight services for the sectorof mining.The strengthening is through the provision of flight service facilities for mining sector workers who are assigned to thesitearea.
President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfaniaputra, said that this effort was realized through the signing of a cooperation between his party and PT Putra Perkasa Abadi, a company engaged in thecoal mining contractorat Hangar 2 GMF AeroAsia,Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten.
“Garuda Indonesia will provide charter flight services related tocrew rotationrequirementsPT Putra Perkasa Abadi usesBoeing737-800 and Bombardier CRJ-1000aircraftfor routes from and to Surabaya, Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Semarang, Yogyakarta and Samarinda, “he said, Friday, August 14, 2020.
Irfan said that efforts to optimize the charter flight market are also a business focus that continues to be developed amid the conditions of theCovid-19pandemic.Given that charter flight services are one of the main options for the oil and gas and mining industry sectors.
“This requires flexibility in air transportation services for the mobility needs of its workforce. Garuda Indonesia as thenational flag carrieralways plays a role in the forefront of providingsafe and comfortableflightservice accessibilityfor the community while supporting the movement of the national economy,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Director of PT Putra Perkasa Abadi Christianto Setyo said this is in line with his company as the third largest mining service company in Indonesia.
“In providing the best added value for customers in open-pit mining and large-scale land relocation, our company’s operational activities try our best by always prioritizingsafety, health and environmentcommitmentsas well as high levels of productivity to meetcustomer/ mine ownerexpectations,” explained Setyo.
It chose Garuda Indonesia because it has a good reputation in aviation safety in Indonesia.
“With aflight charter“We want to ensure that each of our employees, whether they are leaving and returning from field leave or other assignments, receive safe and healthy air transportation facilities,” he said.
Charter flight services during the pandemic have become one of the main needs of an increasingly promising industrial sector for focus. the airline business.
This is evident from service revenue growth is not scheduled airlines Garuda Indonesia that showed significant improvement is up 392.38 percent to USD21,54 million from the previous period is USD4,37 million based on financial statements (unaudited) in the first half of 2020.
In addition to developing passenger charter services, Garuda Indonesia is also developing a charter flight business both for private charters (private) and charter logistics through air cargo transportation services.
Garuda Indonesia through charter services also facilitates the repatriation flight process for both Indonesian citizens and foreign nationals from and to various countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Panama, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore. , and South Korea.