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AP II Airport Executes Homecoming Elimination Conditions Well! Next, focus on the travel tightening period

18 May 2021

Document checking went well, prospective passengers followed procedures, strict health protocols, smooth airport operations, OTP reached 94%

Jakarta - All airports under PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) have implemented the provisions for eliminating homecoming from 6-17 May 2021 properly.

AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said that all procedures were strictly applied, especially document checking. .

"Checking the travel requirements documents and the result of the COVID-19 test at AP II airports went well by paying attention to health protocols. Domestic route passengers traveling on 6 - 17 May 2021 from AP II airport are only those who have urgent needs and are exempted from the travel ban. "

The community has also been well informed about the period of eliminating homecoming.

"Information regarding the elimination of homecoming is well received by the community, where at AP II airports there is no significant issue related to this. In that sense, prospective aircraft passengers have brought travel documents for urgent needs. The filtering system or document checking by various stakeholder elements is running well, ”said Muhammad Awaluddin.

In line with compliance with the elimination of homecoming, the number of daily passengers at 19 AP II airports on 6-17 May 2021 is far below before the elimination of going home.

"For example at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, the movement of passengers on domestic routes on May 6-17 averaged around 5,000 people per day, far from before the elimination of homecoming reached 40,000 - 90,000 people per day," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Muhammad Awaluddin added, "Cumulatively, passenger movements at 19 AP II airports on 6-17 May 2021 decreased 91% and aircraft movements decreased 77%, compared to when there was no elimination of going home."

In terms of flight operations, continued Muhammad Awaluddin, the level of on time performance (OTP) at Soekarno-Hatta Airport recorded a very good performance, reaching 92% - 94% at the time of eliminating the homecoming.

The implementation of the procedure for eliminating homecoming at AP II airport also received appreciation.

"Good coordination between AP II [the manager of Soekarno-Hatta Airport], Garuda, Citilink, the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, KKP [Port Health Office of the Ministry of Health] is going well. I appreciate colleagues doing well, ”said Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi while inspecting Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

The Chairman of the Indonesian Parliament, Puan Maharani, while visiting Soekarno-Hatta Airport on May 12, stated that all stakeholders at Soekarno-Hatta Airport were solid in carrying out their duties.

"I appreciate, thank all related agencies, TNI / Polri, and that on the occasion we must be equally solid, working together in anticipating the control of COVID-19," said Puan Maharani.

Antigen rapid test
Meanwhile, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto said that the government implemented a random test for travelers from several provinces heading to Jakarta.

In line with this, stakeholders at Soekarno-Hatta Airport coordinated to hold a random antigen rapid test for aircraft passengers that landed starting May 16.

"AP II is grateful to all stakeholders, especially the National Police, who have held a random antigen rapid test for airplane passengers who just arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport. This can strengthen joint efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Travel tightening May 18-24
Muhammad Awaluddin said AP II airports from May 18 to May 24 will oversee the enforcement of domestic route travel restrictions.

"It should be noted for prospective aircraft passengers at AP II airports, that on May 18-24, prospective aircraft passengers must bring a rapid antigen test or PCR test result letter a maximum of 1x24 hours before departure, or a GeNose C19 test result letter before departure," he said. Muhammad Awaluddin.

After the elimination of the homecoming, it is estimated that the movement of passengers will move in the direction before the homecoming prohibition period. As of today, 18 May 2021, the number of passenger movements at Soekarno-Hatta Airport is estimated to reach around 76,000 passengers with 650 flights.

"This must be followed by increasing the alertness of all stakeholder personnel at AP II airports so that health protocols can be implemented properly," said Muhammad Awaluddin.