Garuda Indonesia – the Indonesian National flag carrier – reports a 23.96% increase in passengers carried in the first six months of 2013, totaling 11.9 million, as opposed to the 9.6 million flown January – June 2012.
The CEO of Garuda, Emirsyah Satar, said the increase in passengers translated into a 14.1% increase in income achieving US$1.72 billion during the first half of 2013.
As reported by Bisnis.com, Garuda Indonesia domestic passenger uplift increased 26.58% in the first six months of 2013 to hit 10 million passengers. This total broken down further saw 7.4 million passengers fly domestically on Garuda and the remaining 2.6 million on the Garuda subsidiary Citilink.
Satar said: “This total exceeded the growth rate for Indonesian airlines as a whole during the first six months of 2013 that averaged only 9.9%.
25.5 million people flew on a domestic Indonesian flight during the first semester of 2013.
Meanwhile, Garuda’s passengers’ loads on international routes improved 8.5% to 1.9 million passengers during the period January-June 2013. Garuda's performance on its international routes also exceeded the performance of other Indonesian carriers who saw only a 2.3% improvement during the same period.
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