JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The ministry of Transportation ( Mot) go to vote about the decision of the Tribunal the Business Competition Supervisory Commission ( KPPU) regarding the violation of Article 5 and Article 11 of LAW Number 5 Year 1999 related to Air Transport Services Scheduled Commercial Economy Class Passengers In the Country, which involves 7 national airline.

A spokesman for the ministry of Transportation Adita Irawati, said he welcomed positive steps by the KPPU in order to apply the practices of healthy competition in the world of aviation.

According to him, it is also in line with the mandate of Law Number 1 Year 2009 About Flight, where the ministry of transport mandated to determine the tariff the upper limit (TBA) and a Lower Limit (TBB).

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“Related to the verdict of the KPPU to provide advice and consideration to the ministry of Transportation, we are very open to all input and suggestions from various parties including the KPPU as an attempt to provide protection to consumers and businesses in the industry as well as national efficiency,” he said in a written statement, Wednesday (24/6/2020).

Throughout the past year, Adita added, the ministry of Transportation has been conducting an evaluation of policies related to the TBA previously is PM 14/2016 become PM 20/2019 and KM 106/2019.

“The application of TBA is carried out with due regard to the protection of the consumer and also the sustainability of the aviation industry,” he said.

Further, Adita appreciated the decision of the whole national airline does not increase the rate exceeds the TBA according to KM 106/2019, although is currently operating with the protocol of health the prevention of Covid-19.

“The ministry of transportation will work hard to keep doing surveillance to maintain the safety and security of the flight with due regard to the protocol of health as well as ensure the connectivity in the entire territory of Indonesia,” he said.

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Previously, the KPPU decided in seven national airline of guilt related to the increase in the price of a plane ticket.

KPPU decided that the whole party is legally and convincingly commit a breach of Article 5 in air freight services.

The seven airlines, namely PT Garuda Indonesia (Defendant I), PT Citilink Indonesia (Defendant II), PT Sriwijaya Air (Reported party III), PT NAM Water (Reported party IV), PT Batik Air (Reported party V), of PT Lion Mentari (Defendant VI), and PT Wings Abadi (Reported party VII).

“Therefore, the KPPU to impose sanctions in the form of orders to the Defendant to perform a written notice to the KPPU any of their policies that will affect the map competition, ticket prices paid by consumers, and the community before the policy was made,” reads an official statement issued KPPU Tuesday (23/6/2020).


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