JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Online taxi drivers hope the demand for online taxi services will increase on the E-day to H + 2.

With increasing demand, online taxi drivers can pocket the same income as last year and even more.

“Last year, demand was still high. Hopefully this year can be increased or at least the same (last year, because usually on holidays all transportations experience high demand, “said the General Chair of the Online Driver Association (ADO) Christiansen Wagey when contacted on Thursday (6/14/2018).

According to him, the demand for online taxi services during the 2018 Ramadan month fell by around 50 percent compared to last year.

In the last 3 years, the demand for online taxis has increased as it enters the 3rd week of Ramadan. Demand is getting higher ahead of Eid al-Fitr.

“This year has decreased dramatically due to the increasing number of vehicles online,”

The decline in demand for online taxi services occurs in almost all cities in Indonesia.

Uninteresting bonus

During this time, online taxi drivers are actively working during Eid because of the lure of a large bonus from the applicator.

Unfortunately, one of the online taxi applicators, Grab, no longer offers bonuses for drivers who are still operating on the 2018 Eid holiday.

“This year’s grab doesn’t give a bonus,” he said.

Meanwhile, another applicator, GoCar, still offers a bonus even though the value is relatively small.

On Eid days to H + 2, the GoCar applicator offers a bonus of Rp. 600,000 for drivers who meet the target of 15 points.

The bonus is higher than the normal day of Rp. 400,000 for the 17 points that the driver can collect.

Antrean armada GrabCar di jalur satu Terminal 1B Kedatangan Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang, Selasa (24/10/2017). Layanan taksi online dari Grab di bawah naungan Induk Koperasi Kepolisian (Inkoppol) resmi beroperasi mengangkut penumpang di Bandara Soekarno-Hatta per hari Senin (23/10/2017).
Queue of GrabCar fleet on line one Terminal 1B Arrival of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Tuesday (10/24/2017). Online taxi service from Grab under the auspices of the Parent Cooperative of the Police (Inkoppol) officially operates transporting passengers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport per Monday (10/23/2017). (KOMPAS.com / ANDRI DONNAL PUTERA)

He predicts, the number of online taxis operating on the Eid holiday is reduced because some drivers go home to their respective hometowns.

“What keeps drivers working during Eid is the bonus offer offered by the applicator. But, this year one of the applicators did not give a bonus on Lebaran day. Besides that, there are also many drivers going home, “he said.