Kiat Maskapai Bertahan Saat Pandemi: Thai Airways Jualan Gorengan, AirAsia Bisnis Akikah

Gerai penjualan patong-go di gedung THAI Catering, Bangkok.
Gerai penjualan patong-go di gedung THAI Catering, Bangkok.(FACEBOOK THAI CATERING)

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Penyebaran pandemi virus corona ( Covid-19) membuat performa industri maskapai babak belur. Jumlah penumpang anjlok seiiring dengan pembatasan aktivitas di berbagai negara. Tak mau tinggal diam menanti ancaman kebangkrutan, perusahaan maskapai penerbangan terpaksa merambah bisnis lain agar bisa tetap bertahan. Salah satu kiatnya yakni memanfaatkan anak usaha atau divisi bisnis katering untuk meraup pendapatan tambahan. Sebagaimana diketahui, industri kuliner memang relatif kebal terhadap pandemi Covid-19. Belanja masyarakat yang masih tinggi terhadap konsumsi makanan jadi tolok ukurnya. Berikut contoh dua maskapai penerbangan yang terjun ke bisnis kuliner.

1. AirAsia buka bisnis daging akikah

Maskapai penerbangan swasta terbesar Malaysia ini baru saja mengumumkan langkah bisnis dengan terjun ke perdagangan daging akikah. Populasi muslim di Negeri Jiran yang besar, membuat prospek bisnis daging kambing untuk aqiqah sangat potensial. Selain itu, AirAsia juga fokus menggarap pasar umat muslim di luar negeri yang jadi wilayah operasional armada pesawat AirAsia seperti Timur Tengah, Bangladesh, Thailand, dan India. Permintaan daging akikah selalu tinggi dan tak mengenal musim. Air Asia sendiri meluncurkan platform penjualan online bernama Ikhlas yang bisa diakses di laman ikhlas.com/aqiqah. Bisnis daging akikah ini dijalankan anak perusahaannya, Ikhlas Com Travel Sdn Bhd yang berkantor pusat di Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Harga kambing yang ditawarkan bervariasi yakni antara RM 499 atau sekitar Rp 1,77 juta (kurs Rp 3.500) dan paling mahal sebesar RM 799 atau sekitar Rp 2,83 juta. “Sebagai bagian dari ekspansi bisnis digital grup AirAsia, Ikhlas, lini bisnis airasia.com yang melayani platform gaya hidup Muslim hari ini meluncurkan layanan terbarunya, aqiqah,” tulis Air Asia di laman resminya seperti dikutip pada Senin (12/10/2020).

2. Thai Airways jual gorengan

Thai Airways adalah satu contoh maskapai yang terbilang sukses menggeluti bisnis kuliner di luar katering penerbangan di saat pandemi Covid-19. Tak tanggung-tanggung, maskapai flag carrier ini bahkan mengandalkan jualan gorengan.

Gorengan yang dijual Thai Airways cukup populer bagi masyarakat Thailand, khususnya di Bangkok. Perusahaan ini memanfaatkan aset kateringnya untuk memproduksi gorengan yang diberi nama Patong-go tersebut.

Untuk penjualannya, selain menyewa tempat di berbagai lokasi strategis, Thai Airways juga memanfaatkan aset-aset propertinya seperti kantor di berbagai sudut kota untuk lokasi berjualan. Setiap orang, orang-orang rela mengantre untuk membeli Patong-go sejak dibuka mulai pagi hari. Dikutip dari Bangkok Post, setiap kotak dijual seharga 50 baht (Rp 23.600) yang berisi tiga gorengan dan sebungkus saus celup yang terbuat dari ubi ungu dan telur custard. Beberapa lokasi penjualannya antara lain toko roti Puff & Pie di pasar Or Tor Kor, di kantor pusatnya di distrik Chatuchak, gedung Rak Khun Tao Fa, gedung Thai Catering di distrik Don Muang, serta kantor cabang Thai Airways di Silom. Thai Airways tak hanya menjual gorengan, lini bisnis kateringnya juga dimanfaatkan untuk menjual roti. Perusahaan juga menyulap restoran menjadi kabin pesawat kelas satu. Untuk membangun suasana, restoran itu dilengkapi dengan kursi yang nyaman dan awak kabin yang perhatian.

Thai Airways restoran pop up di Bangkok, Thailand.
Thai Airways restoran pop up di Bangkok, Thailand. (Dok. AFP)

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Penulis : Muhammad Idris
Editor : Muhammad Idris

Report: Boeing 747-400 nearly hit the ground after descending below MDA at Tokyo-Haneda Airport

Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aircraft Photo of HS-TGX | Boeing 747-4D7 | Thai Airways International | AirHistory.net #261293
Date:11-APR-2018
Time:23:50 LT
Type:
Boeing 747-4D7
Owner/operator:Thai Airways International
Registration:HS-TGX
C/n / msn:27725/1134
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 384
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:None
Category:Serious incident
Location:8km northeast of Tokyo International Airport/Haneda (HND/RJTT) –    Japan
Phase:Approach
Nature:Passenger – Scheduled
Departure airport:Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK/VTBS), Thailand
Destination airport:Tokyo International Airport/Haneda (HND/RJTT), Japan
Investigating agency: JTSB

Narrative:
A Boeing 747-400 of Thai Airways International, operating flight THA/TG660 from Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi, Thailand to Tokyo/Haneda, Japan, experienced “Too Low” EGPWS warning during a night time approach to runway 16L of Haneda.

The flight was cleared for a VOR A approach for runway 16L after DARKS arrival. The aircraft arrived from the east and after passing over DARKS, aircraft have to cross SAZAN at or above an altitude of 1,100 ft while descending at a bearing of 274 ° toward Haneda VOR/DME (HME), and enter a circling approach (down-wind leg of runway 16L) after visually recognizing runway 16L and with turning to the right. Normally, pilots visually select a route in circling approach and approach landing runway. However, noise abatement procedures require aircraft to fly along or inside a specified course for landing on runway 16L.

In circling, MDA is established as a minimum altitude applied until commencing visual descending for landing. MDA in this approach procedure is 760 ft.

TG660 howefer, immediately began turning on the down-wind leg of runway 16L directly after crossing SAZAN, which was outside the specified approach procedure.
Both the PIC and the FO then visually recognized lights that appeared to be the approach guidance lights ahead in the left. The PIC commenced the base turn by turning left in an attempt to enter inside the designated course using the landmark beacon as a reference because the PIC realized that the aircraft was off the designated course.
The FO performed altiude an call-out passing over 500 ft. The PIC continued the approach saying, “Check, continue” in response to the call-out of the FO because runway was always visible.

Tokyo Tower then radioed : “Your altitude is too low, confirm, do you have runway 16L insight?”. Flight 660 responded saying, “Negative”.

Due to the low altitude, the PIC could not visually the recognize approach light beacon of runway 16L which was blocked by the container piers ahead on the left and lost sight of runway 16L.

Two seconds later the EGPWS caution “TOO LOW TERRAIN” was enunciated at an altitude of 304 ft (93 m).
The flight reported to Tokyo Tower “Now going around”. The lowest altitude the aircraft recorded was 282 ft (86 m).
The Boeing executed a go-around, and made a safe landing on runway 22 about 15 minutes later at 00:04 LT of 12 April.

Similar incident has happened on 22 December 2016, i.e. an A320-214 of Peach Aviation aligned wrong runway 23 of Haneda during a VOR A approach for runway 16L after DARKS arrival.

PROBABLE CAUSES
In this serious incident, it is probable that the Aircraft maneuvered an emergency operation to avoid crash into the ground because it came close to the ground surface in approach to Runway 16L at Tokyo International Airport.

It is probable that coming close to the ground was caused by the PIC’s concentration on modifying the lateral flight path continuing descent without paying an appropriate attention to the descent path, and by the FO’s unawareness of the too low descent path due to his concentration on monitoring the lateral path course.

Weather about the time of the serious incident (23:50 LT/14:50Z)
RJTT 111400Z 17014KT 9999 FEW015 SCT035 BKN050 18/15 Q1009 TEMPO 20018G28KT
RJTT 111500Z 19013KT 9999 FEW015 SCT025 BKN060 19/15 Q1009 NOSIG

Sources:
http://jtsb.mlit.go.jp/jtsb/aircraft/detail2.php?id=2211
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tg660#1100c236

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: JTSB
Status:Investigation completed
Duration:2 years and 3 months
Download report:  Final report

Link: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/209441