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Effective this week, fuel surcharges can be allowed to exceed the government-regulated worth ceiling by up to 10% for jet aircraft flights in Indonesia and up to 20% for flights utilizing propeller planes

Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jakarta

Indonesia has allowed passenger carriers to raise economy class fares amid surging fuel prices, to assist guarantee continuity of airline operations, its transportation ministry mentioned.

Effective this week, fuel surcharges can be allowed to exceed the government-regulated worth ceiling by up to 10% for jet aircraft flights and up to 20% for flights utilizing propeller planes, ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati mentioned on Tuesday.

The surcharges can be evaluated each three months and airlines can depart tariffs unchanged ought to they select to, she mentioned.

The measure comes forward of the Eid al-Fitr competition in early May, throughout which thousands and thousands of Indonesians journey to their hometowns. Airfares have risen recently, particularly for these throughout Eid, and additional will increase might stress inflation, which was already at a two-year excessive of two.64% in March.

The enhance in world oil prices have tremendously affected prices for Garuda Indonesia and the flag provider would review its price structure, its chief government Irfan Setiaputra mentioned in a press release on Wednesday. He promised Garuda would keep aggressive airfares. 

 

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.


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