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BURT DPR Appreciates the Strict Prevention Protocol of COVID-19 at Soekarno-Hatta Airport

07 Jul 2020

Beginning in July 2020 slot time utilization in Soekarno-Hatta increased to 30.76%

Jakarta - The Indonesian House of Representatives (BURT) Board considers that the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has complied with the protocol in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the aviation sector.

Today, Monday, July 6, 2020, the Chair and Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Parliament BURT paid a working visit to Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2, accompanied by PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) President Director Muhammad Awaluddin, to see firsthand the implementation of the protocol that airplane passengers must undergo, in accordance with the provisions of the COVID-19 Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transportation.

Chairman of the Indonesian Parliament BURT Agung Budi Santoso said the protocol was strictly adhered to but still paid attention to aspects of service to the community.

"People who want to travel by plane must undergo protocol in the middle of COVID-19. In Terminal 2 Soekarno-Hatta, the protocol is well implemented, strict but short and not long-winded, "said Agung Budi Santoso.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian House of Representatives BURT Achmad Dimyati Natakusumah stressed that Soekarno-Hatta Airport was able to realize safe public services from COVID-19.

"With strict protocols lived, Soekarno-Hatta can be a safe place from COVID-19," explained Achmad Dimyati Natakusumah.

The Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2 currently specializes in serving domestic flight flights, and as part of the departure protocol checks for identification, flight tickets, and PCR test results or rapid tests are followed by physical checks on everyone who wishes to travel by the plane.

Other protocols that must be followed are security checks at security check points (SCP) 1 and 2.

Slot time utilization increased
PT Angkasa Pura II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said that currently the focus of stakeholders is to maintain consistency in complying with the protocol.

"All stakeholders, such as PT Angkasa Pura II as the airport operator, airline, Ministry of Health Port Health Office, ground handling, COVID-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force, and others at all times intensively coordinate so that the protocol can always be implemented and strictly adhered to."

"After ensuring that the protocol for preventing the spread of COVID-19 can always be fulfilled, the focus of PT Angkasa Pura II is also to reactivate domestic routes to support the activities of the Indonesian economy during the adaptation of this new habit. This month we have planned it as a recovery phase for flight traffic, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

In the period 1 - 5 July 2020, the average flight in Soekarno-Hatta was 355 flights / day. This figure is increasing compared to the average flights in the period 1 - 30 June 2020 of 243 flights / day.

"Every day the flight time slot in Soekarno-Hatta is 1,154 slot time and in early July 2020 the average used was 355 slot time, so the utilization of slot time was 30.76%. This is according to our target, which is the utilization of a minimum of 30% slot time in the initial recovery phase, which began this month, "explained Muhammad Awaluddin.