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Semester I/2022 Soekarno-Hatta Airport Serves 220 Flight Routes, This is the Most Favorite!

31 Jul 2022

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II as a domestic airport operator encourages the acceleration of the recovery of the national aviation sector by optimizing the company's resources and synergizing with stakeholders.

The acceleration of recovery in the aviation sector is also supported by the better handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"AP II together with stakeholders are in full synergy to encourage the acceleration of the recovery of the aviation sector to provide the best service and support community mobility. We hope that this effort can also contribute to the national economic recovery (PEN)," said President Director of AP II Muhammad Awaluddin.

AP II together with stakeholders took a number of steps to accelerate flight recovery, including supporting airplane passengers to easily meet flight requirements by presenting COVID-19 vaccination centers and Airport Health Centers as alternative locations for COVID-19 tests at all airports managed by the company.

"In addition, one thing that is important is that AP II and stakeholders are able to provide a sense of security and comfort at the airport to airplane passengers, through adjusting services and facilities in the midst of a pandemic. AP II also makes operational adjustments in all airports we manage, such as reopening Terminal 1 and operating the Skytrain at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, "explained Muhammad Awaluddin.

In line with the efforts made by AP II and these stakeholders, as well as supported by other positive sentiments, flight traffic at AP II airport can be stretched as seen at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, which is the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia.

Air traffic at Soekarno-Hatta Airport itself can describe the condition of national aviation traffic.

In Semester I/2022, Soekarno-Hatta Airport served flights to and from 220 flight routes consisting of 112 domestic routes and 108 international routes.

The number of these routes increased by around 43.8% compared to Semester I/2021 at which time Soekarno-Hatta Airport served flights to and from 153 flight routes consisting of 71 domestic flight routes, and 82 international flight routes, most of which were repatriated Indonesian citizens.

"Judging from the number of passenger movements, during January - June 2022, passengers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport reached 18.15 million people, an increase of almost 100% compared to January - June 2021 as many as 9.10 million people," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

From passenger movement data, it can also be seen that the national tourism sector is reviving.

In Semester I/2022, the most favorite flight routes at Soekarno-Hatta Airport were from and to Denpasar, Bali, with the number of passengers reaching 1.92 million people.

"Bali has become the most favorite route, in line with the recovery of tourism, including the reopening of Bali for foreign tourist visits from all countries. We also see that travelers want to take the opportunity back on vacation after about 2 years of not traveling because of the pandemic," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

After Bali, the second most favorite flight route is Medan with 1.65 million passengers, then Surabaya with 1.25 million passengers, Ujung Pandang with 1.21 million passengers and Pontianak with 847,000 passengers.

Meanwhile, for international routes, the favorites are Singapore with 543,821 passengers, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) with 272,652 passengers, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) with 241,095 passengers, Doha (Qatar) with 187,064 passengers and Dubai (UAE) with 176,899 passengers.

“International flights in the midst of a pandemic are mostly for essential trips such as repatriation and so on. In Semester I/2022, countries began to open international destinations and this helped encourage an increase in international passengers," explained Muhammad Awaluddin.

The recovery rate for air traffic at Soekarno-Hatta Airport has been around 82.5%.

"The recovery rate at Soekarno-Hatta Airport is around 82.5%, which means that flight traffic is around 82.5% from 2019 conditions when there was no pandemic. We will maintain and encourage this recovery ratio so that it can have an impact on the recovery of the aviation sector nationally," said Muhammad Awaluddin.