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Strict Health Protocols, People Are More Confident, The Number of Passengers at PT Angkasa Pura II Airport Print Another Record!

29 Oct 2020

The PSC stimulus helped increase aviation traffic

Jakarta - Air traffic at PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) airports on October 28, 2020 set the highest daily record amid the pandemic.

On that date, the number of aircraft passengers at the company's 19 airports was recorded at 110,530 with 1,069 flights, or exceeding the previous highest record on August 23, 2020, which was around 95,000 passengers on aircraft with 1,045 flights.

Especially at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, the number of passengers on October 28, 2020 reached 64,021 people with 644 flights, where this data is also the highest for Soekarno-Hatta Airport in the midst of the pandemic.

PT Angkasa Pura II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said the busy flight traffic on October 28 could be handled well by the company and stakeholders at 19 airports.

"Flights are running smoothly, services are according to standards, and health protocols are still running well at PT Angkasa Pura II airports, amidst the crowds of aircraft passengers on October 28 which is the first day of the long holiday period 28 October - 1 November 2020," explained Muhammad Awaluddin. .

Furthermore, Muhammad Awaluddin explained that the high number of passengers on this plane indicated that people did not hesitate to board planes in the midst of the pandemic. This is because PT Angkasa Pura II and stakeholders are fully collaborating in implementing health protocols, one of which is implemented through the concepts of Biosafety and Biosecurity Management.

Muhammad Awaluddin explained that the COVID-19 started to have an impact at the end of March when the number of airplane passengers began to decline. Then, the decline continued in April - May which reached its lowest point, and began to creep up in June in line with the Safe Travel Campaign that was promoted by PT Angkasa Pura II together with stakeholders. Now, in October it could reach its highest point amid the pandemic.

"This indicates that public confidence has improved, especially at PT Angkasa Pura II airports in line with strict and disciplined health protocols," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

On the other hand, the smooth operation of the airport and flights during busy times of passengers also indicates the readiness of PT Angkasa Pura II and the airlines in preparing supplies when demand grows.

“People who want to travel by plane rise high, and at the same time airlines are ready to provide supplies, namely airplane seats. Likewise with PT Angkasa Pura II which supports all flight activities through the readiness of the terminal, land side, air side, along with all operational and business processes, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Muhammad Awaluddin added, "Seeing the current trend of flight traffic, when Indonesia has started a vaccination program related to COVID-19, we believe domestic routes will recover more quickly in line with the increasing confidence of the public towards the national aviation sector."

PSC stimulus
One of the factors driving the high number of passengers on October 28 was the passenger service charge (PSC) stimulus provided by the government at 5 airports of PT Angkasa Pura II.

Through this stimulus, airplane passengers departing from Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Halim Perdanakusuma, Silangit, Kualanamu, and Banyuwangi, do not need to pay PSC so that airplane ticket prices can be cheaper.

The number of passengers at the 5 airports on October 28 was 79,938 people, or reached around 72.32% of the total passengers of the 19 airports.

"The PSC stimulus for the 5 airports is very appropriate, because the number of passengers at those airports reaches 72.32% of the 19 airports managed by PT Angkasa Pura II. We are very grateful to the government for this PSC stimulus, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

PT Angkasa Pura II currently manages 19 airports, namely Soekarno-Hatta (Tangerang), Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta), Husein Sastranegara (Bandung), Kertajati (Majalengka), Kualanamu (Deli Serang), Supadio (Pontianak), Minangkabau (Padang) , Sultan Syarif Kasim II (Pekanbaru), Sultan Iskandar Muda (Aceh), Raja Haji Fisabilillah (Tanjung Pinang), Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (Palembang).

Then, Sultan Thaha (Jambi), Depati Amir (Pangkalpinang), Silangit, Banyuwangi, Tjilik Riwut (Palangkaraya), Radin Inten II (Lampung), Fatmawati Soekarno (Bengkulu) and HAS Hanandjoeddin (Belitung).