TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia claimed to have paid Rp200 million for the incident of the passenger, B.R.A. Koosmariam Djatikusumo (69), who was spilled by hot water on December 29, 2017. The compensation was in accordance with the Transportation Ministerial Decree (PM) No. 77/2011 Article 3 (e) on the Responsibilities of Air Carriers.
“So, it is not true that Garuda Indonesia only covers the recovery treatment at Rp20 million, we have followed the regulation of PM 77 noting the amount of compensation that should be paid by an air carrier for an injured passenger is Rp200 million,” said Garuda Indonesia’s Corporate Secretary Hengki Heriandono via a phone call with Tempo, last week.
Hengki expressed the disclaimer following Koosmariam’s statement saying that Garuda only covered the treatment cost at around Rp15-20 million per February 2018. Koosmariam also claimed Garuda did not contact him in the last 1.5 month despite he was still being under treatment. Thus Koosmariam submitted a lawsuit against Garuda to Central Jakarta District Court on April 11.
Referring to PM No. 77/2011 Article 1(14), Koosmariam through his lawyer David Tobing demanded Garuda Indonesia to pay the compensation for his permanent scar amounting to Rp1.2 billion and Rp10 billion for material losses and immaterial losses, respectively.
“We did not carelessly say [the loss] and based on the law. We only demanded Rp10 billion, we could have sued more than that,” said David Tobing to Tempo in his office, Friday, April 13.