After implementing the removal of Passenger Service Charges (PSC), or airport taxes, from its ticket prices in September 2014, Garuda Indonesia will re-include PSC into tickets bought from February 1 onward for flights starting March 1. The flag carrier made the move to separate PSC from ticket prices last year because of recorded losses of Rp2.2 billion per month, which Garuda cites is due to the fact that the pre-existing airport tax system did not follow the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) standards, resulting in uncollected PSC on tickets for multi-leg routes. Under the provisions of government regulations, the inclusion of PSC in ticket prices is now in accordance with IATA standards and is applied to all domestic and international flights traveling to and from Indonesia in cooperation with Angkasa Pura I & II, the two state enterprises of the Indonesian Department of Transport responsible for the management of airports in Indonesia. Given that ticket prices will now include airport tax, passengers will no longer have to pay PSC in the airport during check-in, making the process more efficient and convenient.
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