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Jakarta – Air transport traffic at 19 PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) airports in August 2020 increased compared to the previous month.
The number of flights in August 2020 was recorded at 25,041 flights, an increase of 17% compared to July 2020 of 21,431 flights.
Meanwhile, the number of passenger movements increased by 38% to 2.10 million people from the previous 1.52 million people.
The volume of cargo transport is stable at around 49 million kilograms.
Especially at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, which is the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, the number of flights in August 2020 rose 17% compared to July 2020 to 14,393, then the number of passenger movements increased 36% to 1.22 million people, and the volume of cargo transport was stable at 38 , 8 million kilograms.
President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin said the increase in flight traffic was driven by improved public demand for flights.
"The improvement in public demand has made the frequency of flights on one route increase, and routes that were closed are now active again. This is inseparable from public confidence in the national aviation sector in the midst of this pandemic. "
"The number of passengers at 19 airports is around 2 million people and specifically at Soekarno-Hatta around 1.22 million people. Public trust in the aviation sector is growing due to, among others, strict health protocols at PT Angkasa Pura II airport together with other stakeholders, "explained Muhammad Awaluddin.
Flights at Husein Sastranegara Airport
In addition to Soekarno-Hatta Airport, flights at Husein Sastranegara Airport (Bandung) also took off last August following the resumption of jet aircraft operations.
Currently Husein Sastranegara Airport, among others, serves flights to and from Kualanamu, Denpasar, Pekanbaru, Makassar, Balikpapan and Palembang. The airlines that operate jets at Husein Sastranegara Airport are Garuda Indonesia, Citilink and Lion Air.
Muhammad Awaluddin said the return of jet aircraft operations to Husein Sastranegara Airport was expected to support economic recovery in West Java, especially Bandung and its surroundings.
The jet flight at Husein Sastranegara Airport was carried out since August 20, 2020, before that date jet aircraft flights were operated at Kertajati Airport.
"The two airports, namely Husein Sastranegara Airport and Kertajati Airport are managed by PT Angkasa Pura II, where the operation applies the concept of a multi-airport system, where both support each other to have a positive impact on West Java," explained Muhammad Awaluddin.
Health protocols are strictly enforced
In the midst of the increase in airplane passengers, PT Angkasa Pura II and other stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health's Port Health Office (KKP Kemenkes) and airlines are committed to maintaining strict health protocols.
Each passenger must go through checking body temperature and checking the results of the rapid test or PCR test.
"Facilities at the airport also prioritize touchless and physical distancing, and there are hand sanitizers and sinks that a traveler can use. Periodically, disinfection is also carried out at all sides of the airport and passenger terminal. Every airport personnel must wear PPE, as well as travelers or visitors who are required to wear masks when they are at the airport, ”explained Muhammad Awaluddin.
The aircraft operated by the airline also have a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter to ensure good air circulation and maintain a clean level of air during the flight.