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International Aviation Grows Fast, AP II Runs Capacity Terminal Rebalancing Program at Soekarno-Hatta Airport

02 Dec 2022

International Passengers at AP II Airport Translucent 1 Million People / Month

Jakarta - Flights on international routes at PT Angkasa Pura II airports in the last two months, namely October and November 2022, have been very enthusiastic.

In those two months, the movement of passengers on international routes was the highest so far this year, namely in October 2022 it reached 1.04 million passengers and in November 2022 there were 990,305 passengers. Passengers in October were slightly higher compared to November due to a larger number of days (31 days).

International passengers pass 1 million people/month, this is also the first time since the pandemic in March 2020.

In terms of trends, the increase in demand for international routes has occurred quite quickly this year. In January the number of international passengers at AP II airport was still 100,000 people, then in October it had exceeded 1 million people.

As for 2021, the average number of international passengers at AP II airport will only be around 100,000 people per month.

"International flights are entering a recovery period this year, and AP II and stakeholders are collaborating closely to accommodate the rapidly increasing demand. In accommodating this request, AP II and stakeholders continue to prioritize international travel protocols in the midst of a pandemic according to applicable regulations," said AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin.

Of the total international passengers at AP II airport, the majority, reaching around 85%, fly to and from Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

The 5 busiest international routes at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in November 2022 are from and to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Jeddah and Medina (Saudi Arabia), and Penang (Malaysia).

"Jeddah and Medina are among the busiest routes in line with the increase in Umrah pilgrimages. In general, international flights have increased at Soekarno-Hatta Airport," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Muhammad Awaluddin said, by looking at the increasing trend in international flights, AP II was making preparations to face future requests.

"AP II together with stakeholders was able to accommodate the high demand for international flights at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, and now AP II will carry out Phase II Terminal Capacity Rebalancing at Soekarno-Hatta Airport to maintain operational and service aspects, and also accommodate future requests. said Muhammad Awaluddin.

The Rebalancing Capacity Terminal Program is AP II's effort to distribute flight operations evenly so that the passenger terminal at Soekarno-Hatta Airport can be optimal in providing services.

Terminal Capacity Rebalancing Phase I at Soekarno-Hatta Airport has been carried out as of September 1, 2022, on which date Lion Air Umrah flights as many as 8 flights/day will move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2F.

Then, Phase II Terminal Capacity Rebalancing will begin as of December 7, 2022 where Lion Air Group's international flights, namely Lion Air, Batik Air, Malindo Air and Thai Lion, will move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2F.

Rebalancing Terminal Capacity
AP II Director of Operation Muhamad Wasid said that through Rebalancing Capacity Terminal Phase II, at the end of December 2022 there will be a transfer of 40 international flights (take off and landing) per day with around 6,000 passengers from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2F.

"Through Terminal Capacity Rebalancing Phase II, around 30% of international flights will move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2F. Rebalancing Terminal Capacity is being carried out in stages to accommodate international flights at Soekarno-Hatta Airport," said Muhamad Wasid.

AP II Director of Commercial & Service M. Rizal Pahlevi said Terminal 2 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport was very ready to serve international flights in line with the revitalization being carried out.

"The revitalization has increased the special passenger capacity at Terminal 2F from previously 3 million passengers/year to 6 million passengers/year. All service and commercial facilities have been prepared at Terminal 2F to support international flights," said M. Rizal Pahlevi.

M. Rizal Pahlevi added, "Rebalancing Terminal Capacity keeps aspects of service to airplane passengers and airport visitors maintained, and AP II can provide optimal service."

In the midst of flight recovery, AP II ensures that operational, service, security and safety aspects are a top priority for all aircraft passengers and airport visitors.