For the first time in its history, Indonesia recorded over 100 million passengers in 2017, up by almost 10% over 2016, according to data recently published by the Civil Aviation Department.
Growing purchasing power, more flights to more destinations, low fares due to increased competition. 2017 has been excellent with continuous growth over 2016.
Indonesia data from the Department of Civil Aviation recorded 109,385,107 passengers, who took an Indonesian carrier in 2017. It represents an increase of 9.6% compared to 2016 total when 99,762,611 passengers were recorded on flights.
Experts estimate that these numbers and the high rate of growth are reflective of not only the Indonesian economy as a whole, but the nation’s tourism industry.
From these totals, domestic air passengers reacheed 96,890,664 – an increase of 8.4% over 2016. International passengers flying on Indonesian carriers in 2017 reached 10,377,246.
In terms of market share, Lion Air dominated the market carrying 34% of all domestic passengers followed by Garuda Indonesia that carried 20% of domestic air travelers.
Garuda dominated market share among Indonesian airlines carrying international passengers boarding 4,833,194 passengers – a market share of 39% followed by Indonesia AirAsia with 3.273.758 passengers – a 26% market share.
Jakarta remained Indonesia largest airport with a trafic of 63.02 million passengers, followed by Surabaya Juanda International Airport with 21.88 million passengers and Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali with just 21 million passengers.
Domestic air cargo uplifted in 2017 reached 729,194 tons, increasing by a moderate 1.8% in comparison to 2016.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation recorded 19,061,737 passengers carried by foreign airlines and 384,936 tons of cargo moving on foreign carriers.