TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State airliner Garuda Indonesia recorded more than 50 percent occupancy during the long weekend holiday, on August 19-23, with the highest mobility to tourist destinations.
"More than 50 percent depart to holiday getaways such as to Bali," said Garuda CEO Irfan Setiaputra on Thursday, August 20.
The passenger traffic this weekend is higher than regular days during the pandemic, which usually saw no more than 50 percent daily. The company set the maximum occupancy to 70 percent as regulated by the Transportation Ministry.
Garuda Indonesia has reactivated several flights that were forced to be halted temporarily due to the Covid-19 social restriction (PSBB). However, Irfan has yet to detail the exact number of the fleet.
The airliner also offers various discounts and promotions to attract more passengers.
Francisca Christy Rosana