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The Peak of Backflow Begins Today, Check Out Soekarno-Hatta Airport's Readiness to Welcome Homecomers Return

07 May 2022

President Director of AP II holds the peak standby call for reverse flow

Jakarta - The peak period for the return of Eid transportation at all PT Angkasa Pura II airports starts today, May 7, 2022 until May 9, 2022 and is centered at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

At the peak of the return flow on May 7, the movement of passengers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport was estimated at around 140,000 - 150,000 people. Then, on May 8, the peak of the highest return flow with a prediction of passengers above 150,000 people. Then on May 9 it ranged from 130,000 - 140,000 people.

AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin this morning, May 7, 2022, held a personnel readiness meeting at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in anticipation of the peak of backflow.

“Everything must be predictable, we must be able to anticipate by making risk mitigation analysis. Every personnel must properly understand the SOP, main facilities and infrastructure must be in prime condition including stakeholder facilities, and of course AP II must pay attention to the adequacy and skills of personnel," said Muhammad Awaluddin at Terminal 3.

Muhammad Awaluddin added, "We all work together to maintain service and operational standards of Soekarno-Hatta Airport and of course health protocols in the midst of a pandemic, while maintaining the airport's reputation as the largest airport in Indonesia and the 17th busiest airport in the world."

As for the return flow, the movement of arriving passengers is higher than that of departing passengers. AP II ensures that service points, including facilities in the domestic and international arrival areas, can accommodate the high volume of arriving aircraft passengers, thus ensuring that newly landed passengers can quickly undergo the arrival process and then leave the airport to go to their respective homes.

In order to ensure the smoothness and speed of the passenger arrival process at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, AP II ensures the readiness of various facilities:

1. Airplane parking
Soekarno-Hatta Airport has prepared 188 parking stands consisting of 40 parking stands for wide-body aircraft and 148 parking stands for narrow-body aircraft. Of the 188 parking stands, 121 parking stands are directly connected to the terminal (contact stand) and 67 parking stands in remote areas.

"Arrangement of aircraft parking locations is carried out properly and in coordination with airlines to ensure a smooth passenger arrival process," explained Director of Operations AP II Muhamad Wasid.

2. Passenger baggage
Soekarno-Hatta Airport has prepared 32 conveyor belt units in the baggage claim area at the terminal to deliver passengers' luggage. Belt conveyors are located in Terminal 1A (5 units), Terminal 2 (14 units) and Terminal 3 (13 units).

Ground handling operators have a role in ensuring the speed of baggage delivery from the aircraft to the terminal. One of the biggest ground handling is PT Gapura Angkasa.

"In 2022, Gapura Angkasa ensures the reliability of equipment and the readiness of human resources for ground handling, including fast baggage handling at Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Close coordination is carried out with airlines and AP II to ensure that services for aircraft passengers are maintained," said Plt. President Director of PT Gapura Angkasa Widyaka Nusapati

3. Immigration
On angleb the increase is also on international routes. AP II coordinated with the Class I Immigration Office for TPI Soekarno-Hatta to ensure that the immigration process went well.

There are 42 immigration counters at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, consisting of 15 counters at international arrivals T3, 19 counters at international arrivals T3, and 8 counters at international arrivals T2.

"We ensure the readiness of officers to supervise and check immigration documents, as well as the readiness and reliability of the immigration system at Soekarno-Hatta Airport," said Head of the Soekarno-Hatta TPI Special Class I Office, Muhammad Tito Andrianto.

4. Land transportation
AP II coordinates with land transportation operators to ensure fleet readiness. The total fleet of 6,300 units consists of regular taxis (3,000 units), executive taxis (300 units), rental transportation (2,436 units), buses (469 units) and shuttle buses (95 units).

There is also a rail-based Skytrain connecting Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and the Airport Train Station. The airport train is also one of the modes to get to Jakarta.

5. Airport staff
In all AP II airports as many as 5,500 personnel are on standby to ensure a smooth return flow, consisting of Passenger Service, Digital Service, Trolley Boy, Terminal Inspection Service, Facility Care, Golfcar Assistance, Land Transportation Assistance, Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting, Apron Movement Control, Aviation Security, BKO TNI & Polri, Airport Operation Control and Medical Service.