BANDUNG CITY - West Java Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) in collaboration with Husein Sastranegara Airport and Bandung City Government launched 50 Taxi Sembrani Exclusive Primkop Husein Sastranegara in Mako Husein Sastranegara, Bandung, Sunday (5/5/19).
These six-seat taxis are based online using the Grab Indonesia application. Grab application is used because it is currently ordered by many people.
West Java Regional Secretary Iwa Karniwa said the presence of Taxi Sembrani is increasingly complementing the passenger facilities at Husein Sastranegara as an international airport which is the entrance for tourists to the cities of Bandung and West Java.
"This taxi is based online. We have entered community 4.0, so the goal is only one, to improve services to the community. So that tourists from the City of Bandung, abroad and domestically become comfortable, "he said after the ceremony.
This taxi was a breakthrough from the West Java Transportation Agency, Lanud Husein, with the Bandung City Transportation Agency to answer complaints from passengers and users of Husein Airport.
Iwa hopes that the presence of Sembrani Taxi will also boost the number of tourist visits to West Java. "At present the trend of West Java tourism is starting to increase. Evidenced by the data that 2018 tourists who come reached 58 million. In the future, it is expected that in 2019 it can reach 70 million tourists, "he said.
Husein Sastranegara Airport Commander Bonang Bayuaji welcomed the breakthrough made by the West Java Provincial Government. According to him, the availability of adequate land transportation at the airport environment is one of the main components in orderliness and comfort in public services.
"Once it touches the airport, what they are looking for first is transportation to the desired spots," he said.
Bonang explained, the Grab application was chosen because it is currently trending in the community. Later, new landing passengers can order online from the airport without any price and security issues.
"Being a passenger now must be facilitated by all public desires, globally from market demand," he said.
The operation of 50 new taxi airports, will be followed by structuring around 100 airport taxis both in terms of neatness, completeness and service. "This (old taxi) we are orderly slow so that the taxi is all good. Everything will be updated later, "said Bonang. (*)