Distinction in travel journalism
Is independent travel journalism important to you?
Click here to keep it independent

3 Dec, 2013

Indonesian Chartered flight business to see double-digit growth | Jakarta Post

The chartered flight services business is projected to flourish next year not only because of increasing demand from the travel market, but also due to the upcoming election period, which will see many people charter aircraft to assist their campaigns.

Indonesian National Air Carrier Association (INACA) non-scheduled services division head Denon Prawiraatmadja said the business would see double-digit growth throughout 2014 as some players had already agreed to contracts with people involved in the election campaign.

“The growth of the chartered service sector has been healthy for the past five years, thanks to the economy, and the election is going to further spur traffic and increase the utilization of aircraft,” Denon said, adding the sector had seen 6 to 7 percent growth annually since 2009.

“This service will be very popular next year as it gives customers flexibility to choose when they want to fly without having to transit via some airport hubs like scheduled carriers, which is very suitable for those conducting campaigns.”

Read the rest: Chartered flight business to see double-digit growth next year | The Jakarta Post.