Indonesia Airline Garuda holds promo for “empty legs flight” or non-passenger flights during the month of 2018 Ramadan.
“‘Empty legs flight’ is a term for when, as an example, a flight from Solo to Jakarta is packed with passenger but there is no demand for the opposite direction, so it is empty. The promo price for Solo-Jakarta route will be applied on the travel period May 18 to June 19, 2018 and June 27, 2018,” said General Manager of Garuda Indonesia of Surakarta Branch Office, Hendrawan in Solo, Wednesday (5/9/2018).
As for the Jakarta-Solo route, the ticket promo is valid for May 17 to June 7, 2018 and June 27, 2018.
“Especially for June 27, this coincides with the simultaneous elections in Indonesia,” he said.
He said for prices applied during the promo period starts from IDR440.000 per passenger.
“Normal price for these routes would be above IDR1 million per passenger,” he said.
He hopes the promo can boost travel demand during the “low season”.
“Usually there is a decrease in the number of passengers in the first two weeks of Ramadhan, a decrease of about 15 percent either for Solo-Jakarta route or vice versa,” he said, as quoted from Antara.
He said on a normal day, of a capacity of 162 seats, the average load rate is about 72 percent or equivalent to 583 passengers for five flights of Solo-Jakarta route per day.