GARUDA Indonesia President Director Irfan Setiaputra will strive for airline ticket prices to reach a reasonable price point or reasonable.

According to him we must meet a point where the price must be reasonable. This reasoning means that not everyone might be able to ride Garuda Indonesia but it can make this company profitable, reduce installments, and grow because you want to see this Garuda Indonesia last forever.

Irfan said that there were quite a lot of inputs regarding ticket prices, and this was not only an individual concern but also a concern of the government given the high ticket prices caused casualties.

“But if the price becomes cheap then Garuda will be the victim. If the airline continues to suffer losses, can it run? This will later sacrifice everything including services, and the most terrible thing is to compromise security and safety,” he said.

In addition, continued Irfan, if the company is not profitable, then there is only one way, that is, it must be injected with incoming funds.

“If I have faced such conditions, I, as CEO, would be ashamed, too,” said the new Garuda president.

Previously the government said it would continue to try to reduce the price of airplane tickets to support the tourism sector which was considered to be a little less passionate in 2019. [antaranews/photo special]