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Beware of Corona Virus, Baggage on International Flights Sprayed with Disinfectant Fluids

19 Mar 2020

JAKARTA - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) carried out sterilization on the luggage of registered passengers of international flight planes that arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The checked baggage referred to is the suitcase / bag / luggage of the passengers put into the aircraft hull.

Sterilization is done by spraying disinfectant liquid into all checked baggage that has just been unloaded from the aircraft hull in order to minimize or prevent the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus.

Spraying disinfectant liquid is precisely done in the break down area or when checked baggage is prepared to go to the conveyor belt for baggage collection by passenger aircraft in the arrival terminal.

Managing Director of Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin said the spraying of disinfectants was carried out on checked baggage on every international flight that arrived without exception.

"Per month the number of international flights arriving at Soekarno-Hatta ranges from 5,000 to 6000 flights. Meanwhile, every day there are about 6,000 koli baggage recorded on international routes. All luggage recorded on international flights that arrive will be sterilized with disinfectant liquid, "he said, in his written statement, Jakarta, Thursday (3/19/2020).

"This was first done in Soekarno-Hatta which is the Main Gateway of Indonesia, and then followed at other international airports under the management of PT Angkasa Pura II," Awaluddin said.

After being carried out in full on checked baggage on international routes, in the future spraying disinfectant liquid is also carried out on checked baggage on domestic routes.

Previously, PT Angkasa Pura II had also sprayed disinfectant liquid in all areas of the passenger terminal at airports under the company. Spraying is done every day in all facilities that intersect directly with passengers.

"We continue to expand efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Previous spraying of disinfectants has been carried out in the passenger terminal and is still ongoing every day. Then it will be extended to the checked baggage of international flights that have just arrived, and in the near future spraying disinfectants will be carried out on the air side or the airside, "said Muhammad Awaluddin. (FBN)