23-Mar-2010 10:58 AM

Indonesia defers ASEAN liberalisation efforts. May open only some routes

Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Radjasa, stated the country is interested in liberalising its air traffic, but has deferred plans for the moment due to its “vast” air territory (ANTARA News, 22-Mar-2010). Mr Radjasa added the country only plans to liberalise some routes, including those from Medan, Jakarta and Makassar, but will need to improve airport services and facilities first. Garuda Indonesia is preparing for an IPO in 3Q2010.

Indonesian Government:
“There is a desire to implement an open sky policy, but Indonesia has asked for a deferment because our air territory is so vast…These Asean countries wish to liberalize aviation, but we will only open several regions. It is an issue the transportation minister is now still working on…Our flight system will later be liberalized on routes to a limited number of cities,” Hatta Radjasa, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs. Source: ANTARA News, 22-Mar-2010.

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