Economy Policy

Minister of Transportation Agrees Avtur is Sold by Besides Pertamina

Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi claimed to agree with the presence of business entities providing fuel oil for aircraft or aviation fuel in addition to PT Pertamina (Persero).

According to Budi, this was needed to boost the competitive level of sales of avtur prices. Because, if not, avtur prices will continue to be monopolized.

Furthermore, he explained that if other business entities wanted to sell avtur, then this could be done with a business to business scheme through airport managers, such as PT Angkasa Pura II.

“It needs (a business entity other than Pertamina). So business-to-business AP II with the private sector. We are up to the airport manager,” Budi said on the MRT visit, Jakarta, Thursday (02/14/2019).

For information, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) called his cabinet ministers to come to the palace. This was done to ask them to recalculate the price of avtur sold by Pertamina.

Because, before Jokowi received complaints from employers regarding the occupancy rate of hotel rooms which declined due to the high price of airplane tickets. (eds/eds)

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