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At Aviation Festival Asia, AP II Explores Collaboration with IATA, Changi Airport Group and Garuda Indonesia to Accelerate National Aviation Recovery

16 Jun 2022

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II, the manager of 20 airports in Indonesia, is trying to accelerate the recovery of the national aviation sector which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for about 2 years.

In accelerating the recovery of this flight, AP II prioritizes collaboration to share knowledge (knowledge sharing) and share expertise (expertise sharing) to encourage commercial and service aspects.

Coinciding with the Aviation Festival Asia which will be held at Suntec, Singapore on 14 - 15 June 2022, AP II explores collaboration with players in the global aviation industry.

"The national aviation sector is at a turning point towards recovery before the pandemic. AP II as the manager of 20 airports in Indonesia seeks to maintain this momentum by accelerating recovery through the commercial aspect. In the midst of the pressures faced by the global aviation industry, sharing knowledge and sharing expertise among industry players is one of the right ways to deal with this situation together," said AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin.

On the sidelines of the Aviation Festival Asia, which is the largest commercial aviation event in Asia, AP II held a meeting with global aviation industry players including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk (Persero) and Changi Airport Group.

With IATA, the ranks of AP II met Vinoop Goel, IATA's Regional Director Airport Passenger Cargo and Security (APCS).

To IATA, AP II conveyed the importance for airport managers to generate and encourage revenue from new sources, apart from aeronautical and non-aeronautical businesses.

"AP II's revenue stream comes from the aeronautical business, one of which comes from Aircraft Passenger Service (PJP2U) tariffs and non-aeronautical businesses such as cargo, business concessions and so on. In the midst of this situation, to accelerate recovery, we must expand our business and not only rely on aeronautical and non-aeronautical businesses," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Muhammad Awaluddin said "There must be a new revenue stream that also supports services and operations in the airport area, such as digital business through digital ecosystem services, then edutainment, the use of mobile applications for commercial tenant services at airports, events and expos at airports, to vehicle ecosystem services. electricity."

Furthermore, AP II then held a meeting with Changi Airport Group and Garuda Indonesia.

On this occasion, Alicia Chen, Associate General Manager Airline Development - Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group Development, Changi Airport Group Market Development Manager Chin Jia Ning, and Garuda Indonesia Loyalty Senior Manager Muhamad Kasyful Fuadi were present on this occasion.

Muhammad Awaluddin said, "AP II, Changi Airport Group and Garuda Indonesia will discuss knowledge sharing and expertise sharing in airport operations to improve operational and service aspects, including strengthening the implementation of ACDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making) at Soekarno-Hatta Airport."

AP II currently operates the Airport Operation Control Center (AOCC) which is strengthened by ACDM as a system that accommodates information-based cooperation from all stakeholders in order to maintain and improve service standards for airplane passengers and airlines.

ACDM makes it easy for stakeholders to coordinate in real time, including the use of check-in counters, boarding lounges, flight gates and so on.

Meanwhile, Director of Commercial & Services AP II Mohammad Rizal Pahlevi said the discussion between AP II, Changi Airport Group and Garuda Indonesia was also related to efforts to strengthen the transit area for passengers on international routes at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

"Soekarno-Hatta Airport will strengthen services in the transit area for passengers on international routes, and this is one of our efforts to make Soekarno-Hatta Airport an international flight hub, which in other words, the portion of international flights will be increased. So far, Soekarno-Hatta Airport has been very understanding of services in the domestic flight transit area because the majority of flights are routes within the country, "explained Mohammad Rizal Pahlevi.

The second meeting between AP II, Changi Airport Group and Garuda Indonesia will be held in July at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport area. Through collaboration, flight recovery is expected to come more quickly.