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Recovering Flights, AP II Optimizes Terminal 2 and 3 Capacity

22 Jul 2020

JAKARTA - Aviation traffic has gradually recovered at managed airports of PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) including Indonesia's main gate, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

This month, the average number of flights in Soekarno-Hatta was around 400-430 flights per day, a significant increase compared to the previous months of around 200 flights per day.

This amount of traffic is still far from the numbers in the normal period before the Covid-19 pandemic, but in recent times the trend of flight traffic has strengthened.

The time slot utilization is also increasing where on July 1 - 20 2020 has reached around 34% from previously only around 10%.

PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) 's Director of Operations & Services Muhamad Wasid said that increased flight traffic and increased slot time utilization were also followed by increased passenger capacity utilization at Terminal 2 Soekarno-Hatta.

"In the middle of Covid-19 Soekarno-Hatta operates with Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. This month, flight traffic has begun to recover and Terminal 2 serves up to 70% of total passengers in Soekarno-Hatta, while 30% is served through Terminal 3, "Wasid said in Jakarta, Tuesday (07/21/2020).

Furthermore, Muhammad Wasid said that balancing the terminal capacity utilization was carried out by moving Citilink flights from Terminal 2D to Terminal 3, and some flights in Terminal 2E to 2D began on July 23, 2020.

"Seeing this condition, we will balance so that Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 each terminal can serve 50% of the total passengers in Soekarno-Hatta," he said.

Executive General Manager of Soekarno-Hatta Airport Agus Haryadi said, starting July 23, 2020 all Citilink passengers will process departure and arrival at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

"Coordination and preparation have been carried out by PT Angkasa Pura II and Citilink so that the operational shift to Terminal 3 starting on July 23, 2020 will run smoothly. Through this policy, Soekarno-Hatta can operate better in serving aircraft passengers, "Agus explained.

Thus, he said, later in Terminal 3 domestic flights from Garuda Indonesia and Citilink will be served. At Terminal 3 there are also currently international flight routes operated by national and foreign airlines.

Increasing the number of passengers must always be followed by the readiness and alertness of PT Angkasa Pura II personnel and other stakeholders at the airport in conducting surveillance and overseeing the implementation of the protocol in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

"The main purpose of PT Angkasa Pura II along with other stakeholders is to realize Safe Airport, Healthy Airport and Hygiene Airport in order to maintain public confidence in air transportation," Muhamad Wasid said.

Safe Airport, Healthy Airport and Hygiene Airport, among others, are achieved through various additional facilities such as the elevator button pedals, the spread of hand sanitizers and washbasins, UV Sterilizers at various points.

In addition, spraying disinfectants in all areas on a regular basis, the obligation to use masks, good air circulation in the terminal, as well as compliance with various protocols as an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.