Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk success associated with flight punctuality rate of phase I (departure) reached 98.20%, while the return of the phase II reached 96.00%, earning the appreciation of the best service in the history of flight Hajj Indonesia.
Garuda Indonesia Production Director Puji Nur Handayani said the 10th pilgrim group’s pilot flight of Lombok using Garuda Indonesia GA 8207 aircraft on Thursday night (5/10/2017) from Madinah ended the entire wave of returning Indonesian pilgrims totaling 107,000 people in 277 Kloter since September 6, 2017.
“The smooth operation of Hajj flight also becomes more exciting, because the time flight or OTP [on time performance] is also improving, hopefully this kind of support and cooperation will bring blessing and glory for all of us,” Puji said in a press release on Thursday (5/10/2017).
He expressed thanks to the support and coordination of all parties, this year’s pilgrimage is done safely, safely and smoothly since the inaugural flight departure on July 28, 2017 and then the last flight repatriation on October 6, 2017.
Puji said the flight timetable or flight OTP flight of Garuda Indonesia pilgrims in 2017 increased by 2.34% compared to the average achievement of OTP Haj services in 2016 which amounted to 93.66%.
In the flight departure phase, Garuda Indonesia recorded 98.20% flight timing accuracy, while the accuracy of the return phase reached 96.00% which is the best OTP ever achieved during the history of Indonesian haj flights.
Garuda Indonesia Operations Director Triyanto Moeharsono said that in the implementation of Hajj flight flight 2017 / 1438H, Garuda Indonesia prepared 14 wide-bodied aircraft that is three Boeing 747-400 aircraft, five Boeing 777-300 ER, and six Airbus 330-300 aircraft.
“Of the 14 aircraft, 11 of them own aircraft and the remaining aircraft rental. The number of aircraft operated during the 2017 haj season adjusts to the increase in congregational traffic, “he said.