So far there was no certainty about the stipulation of ceiling airfare as there were many components that constituted the price. The parties concerned were in no condition to stipulate the reasonable price level, although meetings to discuss the mater had been held twice. Djoko Mardjatmojo, Director of Air Transportation, Director General of Air Transportation, Ministry of Transportation, stated that he had analyzed the revised Regulation of the Ministry of Transportation KM 16 – 2010 on the mechanism of calculation formulae and stipulation of ceiling tariff for passengers of the economy class scheduled flights proposed by INACA. In accordance with KM 26 year 2010 the Directorate General of Air Transportation would evaluate this price every 2 years or if there was any significant factor which affected airline activities.
The change had to be considering: if litre in 3 consecutive months or there was change of Rupiah exchange rate against USD and other price components and other factors which caused total change in air transportation cost at least 10% in 3 months.
Meanwhile INACA confirmed they were still re-calculating ceiling tariff and were planning to settle the case as soon as possible. The longer delayed, the higher the cost spent by airlines. Now there were many factors which were the components of pricing, like type of aircraft, flying distance etc. which was why INACA was not in a condition to decide when the final calculation would be.
According to INACA every airline had their different need. For that matter after receiving calculating outcome from various airlines, INACA would stipulate a reasonable price acceptable by all. Every airline was difference was expected to be not too wide. After being calculated by INACA, the proposed tariff would be forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation or testing.
INACA also pled the Ministry of Transportation to understand the problems faced by airlines today like fluctuation of Rupiah value against USD. So far stipulation of airline ceiling tariff was divided into three service categories i.e. maximum standard where 100% tariff application was permitted, medium standard service 90% and minimum standard tariff 85% permitted.
Business News - October 23, 2013