Jet fuel consumption drops as airlines reduce, halt operations due to COVID-19

first_imgJet fuel consumption in Indonesia has slumped as a result of nosediving air travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Data from state-owned oil company Pertamina show that the average daily consumption of aviation fuel during the period of March 1 to April 14 was down 45 percent from the January-February period. In March alone, daily average consumption of aviation fuel plunged 60 percent compared to the previous month.“This is staggering. A 60 percent decline in avtur consumption was caused by suspensions in most domestic and international flights,” said Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati on Wednesday. With the sharp drop in sales, Pertamina’s stock of jet fuel would be enough for the next 119 days, said Nicke, prompting the company to consider exporting avtur.The Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) previously reported that national airlines had slashed flights, frequency by 50 percent or more, as airlines continued to see steep drops in passenger numbers due to the pandemic, which has forced several countries to impose travel bans. Low-cost carrier AirAsia Indonesia has temporarily halted all of its flight services since April 1.The number of air passengers has declined accordingly. There were only 5.79 million domestic passengers in February, down by 8.08 percent from January, Statistics Indonesia data show.The number of international flight passengers, meanwhile, plummeted to 1.1 million people in February, which is down more than 33 percent from January.Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Visits Juniata, Union County Companies, Highlights Economic Growth and Workforce Development

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 26, 2018 Economy,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited two central Pennsylvania companies, Champion Modular, in Juniata County, and Playworld, in Union County that received support through the administration’s workforce and economic development programs.“It’s wonderful to see the incredible work being done at these facilities and I’m proud that the commonwealth has partnered with businesses that are committed to investing in their employees and their local communities,” said Governor Wolf.The first governor’s first stop was at the home manufacturer, Champion Modular, in Juniata County, a company that was supported through a 2016 project with the Governor’s Action Team. Through this project Champion was able to reopen a vacant manufacturing facility, rehire many of the workers, and invest in the region’s local economy.The governor’s second stop was at the playground equipment manufacturer, Playworld, in Union County. Supported through the commonwealth’s incumbent worker training program, Playworld has trained more than 250 workers over the past few years.center_img Governor Wolf Visits Juniata, Union County Companies, Highlights Economic Growth and Workforce Developmentlast_img read more