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Indonesian airport operator raising taxes
Publication Date : 01-04-2014
PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II, state-owned airport operator for the western half of Indonesia, is set to follow the lead taken by its sister company, PT Angkasa Pura (AP) I, by increasing airport tax in three of the airports it manages.
AP II spokesman Daryanto said the firm had proposed the new tax rate - for introduction at Kuala Namu International Airport in North Sumatra, Syarif Kasim II International Airport in Riau and Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Riau Islands - to the government, adding that the company was currently awaiting approval from the Transportation Ministry and the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI).
Echoing AP I, Daryanto said AP II had to increase the tax in order to maintain the quality of services following recent upgrades at the airports, but declined to reveal how mush of an increase AP II had proposed to the government.
"We are still waiting for approval from the Transportation Ministry. However, we have disseminated information [on the planned increase to the public] for three months," he said in Jakarta on Tuesday as quoted by tribunnews.com.