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PT Angkasa Pura II Starts a COVID-19 Vaccination Program for around 20,000 Employees and Staff at 20 Airports

06 Mar 2021

Soekarno-Hatta Airport, which is the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, starts vaccination today

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) has started a COVID-19 vaccination program for all employees and staff at 20 airports.

In total, the number of employees who have received vaccinations reaches around 20,000, including employees of the head office, employees of subsidiaries, and operational staff at 20 airports.

PT Angkasa Pura II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said the vaccination carried out by the company was part of the second phase of the national vaccination program.

"We are starting a vaccination program to deal with COVID-19, which is part of the second phase of the national vaccination program which is aimed at, among other things, community groups who are public service officers including airport staff."

"This vaccination is a game changer that makes the entire airport of PT Angkasa Pura II and its supporting sectors even stronger in dealing with COVID-19 and maintaining air connectivity in Indonesia," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Muhammad Awaluddin said that PT Angkasa Pura II's vaccination program was carried out thanks to the support and collaboration of various stakeholders, especially the Port Health Office of the Ministry of Health (KKP Kemenkes) and the Air Task Force for Handling COVID-19.

"Thanks to the support of the government and various stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health and the Air Task Force for COVID-19 Handling, as of today, March 6, 2021, 672 employees and airport staff have been vaccinated," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

The details of employees and airport staff who have received vaccinations are: 51 people at Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport Pekanbaru, 58 people at Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport Tanjung Pinang, 143 people at Depati Amir Pangkalpinang Airport, 120 people at Fatmawati Soekarno Airport Bengkulu, and at Today, 300 people were vaccinated at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

It is estimated that the vaccination program for all Angkasa Pura II Group employees will be completed by the end of March 2021 or the first week of April 2021.

Vaccination at Soekarno-Hatta Airport
Today, Saturday 6 March 2021, staff at Soekarno-Hatta Airport will be vaccinated.

The 1st vaccination which was conducted today was given to 300 airport staff prioritized for frontliners (interacting directly with service users) and employees on duty in airport operations. Furthermore, the 2nd vaccination will be given in the next 14 days.

Executive General Manager of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Agus Haryadi, said that vaccinations were carried out by a team of health workers from AP II Medika Center and Mayapada Hospital under the supervision of the Soekarno-Hatta Class I Ministry of Health KKP. The vaccine given is Sinovac and is distributed by the Banten Provincial Health Office.

Today's vaccination is divided into two waves, each of which consists of 150 people.

"Vaccination really supports the staff at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in carrying out their duties to serve airport visitors and airplane passengers," said Agus Haryadi.

"Even though we have vaccinated frontliners and operational employees at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, we still require the use of personal protective equipment for all airport staff, such as masks and gloves, as well as face shields," said Agus Haryadi.

Vaccination at Soekarno-Hatta Airport does not only stop at 300 people, but is also carried out gradually so that all Soekarno-Hatta Airport staff can get the vaccine. On March 13, 2021, the vaccination program will be carried out again in the Soekarno-Hatta Airport area, with the number of vaccinated employees reaching around 11,000 people.

"Vaccination will greatly support Soekarno-Hatta Airport in maintaining air connectivity in Indonesia 24 hours a day, both for international and domestic routes," said Agus Haryadi.

Soekarno-Hatta Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, which in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has become the main point for international flights and an anchor for domestic flights.

Through the implementation of strict health protocols with Biosafety and Biosecurity Management in the midst of a pandemic, Soekarno-Hatta Airport was also named by the International Airport Council as one of the 7 most hygienic airports in Asia Pacific, with the label Best Hygiene Measures by Region (Asia-Pacific)