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Indonesia expects air passengers to increase by 13% in 2012 to over 70 million pax

29-Nov-2012 10:07 AM

Indonesia's Transportation Ministry Director General of Air Transportation Herry S Gumay said he expects air passengers in Indonesia to increase by 13% in 2012 to over 70 million passengers, compared to 62 million in 2011. Mr Gumay, as quoted by The Jakarta Globe, said the country’s growing economy and strong purchasing power is allowing more Indonesians to travel by air instead of by land. Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA) secretary general Tengku Burhanudin said, “The growth in domestic airlines is the backbone of the industry.” Indonesia’s economy is expected to grow by 6.5% in 2012.