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The Impact of COVID-19, Number of Airplane Passengers at PT Angkasa Pura II Airport in the First Quarter / 2020 Down 4.84%

01 Apr 2020

Jakarta - The global pandemic of COVID-19 has not had a deep impact on the airports managed by PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) in the First Quarter / 2020.

During January - March 2020, the number of aircraft passenger movements on domestic and international routes in all PT Angkasa Pura II airports recorded 20.79 million passengers or only decreased by 4.84% compared to January - March 2019.

On the other hand there was an increase in aircraft movements by 3.44% to 184,776 movements from 178,624 movements previously.

In the first quarter of 2019, PT Angkasa Pura II managed 16 airports, and in the first quarter of 2020 the company managed 19 airports. Three additional new airports are Radin Inten II (Lampung), HAS Hanandjoeddin (Belitung) and Fatmawati Soekarno (Bengkulu).

President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II, Muhammad Awaluddin, said that actually national airlines began to get excited at the beginning of this year after the issue of expensive tickets last year.

"In the first two months of this year, in fact the flight was back excited. On a year-on-year basis, in January 2020 the number of passengers rose 3.18%, then in February 2020 it rose 3.71%. But in March 2020 experienced a decrease of 21.27% because the community responded quite well to the government's advice not to travel outside the city or abroad and chose to stay at home and work from home to break the chain of COVID-19 distribution. "

"The impact of COVID-19 has been felt since the beginning of the year, but only on international flights. 70% of PT Angkasa Pura II's own airports serve domestic flights. In the first quarter of 2020 the decline in passengers has not been too deep, even the movement of planes has actually increased because airlines have increased capacity to anticipate increased demand on domestic routes, "explained Muhammad Awaluddin.

In Soekarno-Hatta (Tangerang), which is the busiest airport in Indonesia, the number of passenger movements during the first three months of this year was 12.09 million passengers, down 5.11% compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile aircraft movements edged down 0.26% to 93,599 movements from 93,847 movements previously.

As for Kualanamu (Deli Serdang) as the second busiest airport managed by PT Angkasa Pura II, the number of airplane passengers from January to March 2020 was 1.87 million passengers, down 7.71% year-on-year.

The aircraft's movement in Kualanamu actually experienced an increase of 3.68% from the previous 15,657 movements to 16,223 movements.

"Although the number of passenger movements began to decline in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all PT Angkasa Pura II airports are still operating normally by always prioritizing security, safety, services and compliance with existing regulations. [compliance], "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

In addition, PT Angkasa Pura II also implemented various efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with regulator instructions and a number of company innovations.

Various COVID-19 prevention efforts and the latest policies related to the latest travel and flight schedules can be seen from various media owned by the company.

"The information on flight schedules, the latest information, regulations or the latest policies regarding COVID-19 is done through various platforms such as the website, INAirport application, social media, and also through the Airport 138 contact center service," explained Muhammad Awaluddin.

PT Angkasa Pura II currently manages 19 airports namely Soekarno-Hatta (Tangerang), Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta), Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (Palembang), Kualanamu (Deli Serdang), Sultan Syarif Kasim II (Pekanbaru), Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta) .

Then, Raja Haji Fisabilillah (Tanjung Pinang), Supadio (Pontianak), Banyuwangi, Radin Inten II (Lampung), Husein Sastranegara (Bandung), Depati Amir (Pangkalpinang), Sultan Thaha (Jambi), HAS Hanandjoeddin (Belitung), Tjilik Riwut (Palangkaraya) and Kertajati (Majalengka), Fatmawati Soekarno (Bengkulu), Sultan Iskandar Muda (Aceh) and Minangkabau (Padang).