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14 Dec, 2013

Charter airlines slam Bali airport monopoly

Chartered airlines are feeling the financial burden since state-owned airport firm PT Angkasa Pura I (AngkasaPura Airports) began obliging them in October to use services it provides at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.

The state firm, which is in charge of managing airports in eastern Indonesia, is exercising a monopoly by requiring chartered airlines to use ground-handling facilities provided by PT ExecuJet Indonesia, a joint venture between AngkasaPura Airports and Switzerland-based ExecuJet Aviation Group, according to Indonesian National Air Carrier Association (INACA) non-scheduled flight service division head Denon Prawiraatmadja.

“There are a number of firms providing the same services at Ngurah Rai. As players, we have the right to freely choose our own ground-handling partner that will help accommodate our operations,” Denon told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

Read the rest: Air carriers slam Ngurah Rai monopoly | The Jakarta Post.