Pelita Air Achieves 95% On-Time Performance During 2024 Lebaran Holiday Period

Pelita Air, a Pertamina subsidiary, achieved 95% on-time performance and a 3-fold increase in passengers during the 2024 Lebaran holiday, highlighting its operational excellence and the growing importance of domestic air travel in Indonesia.

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Rafia Tasleem
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Pelita Air Achieves 95% On-Time Performance During 2024 Lebaran Holiday Period

Pelita Air Achieves 95% On-Time Performance During 2024 Lebaran Holiday Period

Pelita Air, a subsidiary of PT Pertamina (Persero), achieved an impressive 95% on-time performance (OTP) during the 2024 Lebaran holiday period from April 3 to 18. The airline served a total of 105,022 passengers during this period, marking a threefold increase compared to the previous year.

The peak travel day for Pelita Air was on April 15, which coincided with the fifth day after Lebaran (H+5). On this day alone, the airline carried 8,203 passengers, representing a substantial 168% increase from the peak day in the previous year's Lebaran travel period.

The top routes for Pelita Air during the 2024 Lebaran holiday were Jakarta-Surabaya-Jakarta, Jakarta-Padang-Jakarta, and Jakarta-Pekanbaru-Jakarta. These routes experienced high passenger demand as people traveled to visit family and friends during the festive season.

Pelita Air's seat load factor (SLF) reached 76.70% during the 2024 Lebaran period, an increase of 5.6 percentage points compared to the 2023 Lebaran travel period. This indicates a higher utilization of available seats and a growing preference for Pelita Air's services among travelers.

Why this matters: The strong performance of Pelita Air during the 2024 Lebaran holiday period highlights the airline's ability to meet the increased travel demand and maintain high operational standards. It also emphasizes the growing importance of domestic air travel in Indonesia, particularly during major holidays like Lebaran.

The airline attributed its smooth operations and high-quality services during the Lebaran period to close coordination with industry partners and stakeholders. "The achievement of a 95% on-time performance and the significant increase in passenger numbers during the 2024 Lebaran holiday period is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the entire Pelita Air team, as well as the strong support from our partners and stakeholders," a Pelita Air spokesperson stated.

Key Takeaways

  • Pelita Air achieved 95% on-time performance during 2024 Lebaran holiday.
  • Pelita Air served 105,022 passengers, a 3-fold increase from previous year.
  • Peak travel day saw 8,203 passengers, a 168% increase from previous year.
  • Top routes were Jakarta-Surabaya, Jakarta-Padang, and Jakarta-Pekanbaru.
  • Pelita Air's seat load factor reached 76.70%, up 5.6 percentage points.