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Jakarta - The number of airplane passengers during Lebaran 2019 (H-7 to H + 7) transportation at 16 airports managed by PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) reached 4.23 million people.
Of these, passengers on the domestic route recorded 3.39 million people and on the international route reached 845,957 people.
If taken on average, the number of passengers per day reaches around 265,000 people per day, where this number rises by around 10-20% compared to the number of daily passengers before Lebaran transportation this year.
The movement of aircraft during Lebaran transport reached 32,056 movements, consisting of 26,274 on domestic routes and 5,782 international routes.
AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said the number of airplane passengers continued to increase since the beginning of the year to this Lebaran transportation.
"The number of passengers is in an upward trend, so that the Lebaran transportation reaches around 265,000 people per day. From this figure, the number of international passengers is also quite encouraging, reaching 50,000 people per day. "
"The high number of passengers on international routes is an impact of our efforts to optimize airport performance. One of the efforts to increase the volume of international flights is for example the operation of Terminal 2F Soekarno-Hatta Airport as an international low-cost carrier terminal, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.
As for the Lebaran transportation, the number of international passengers in Soekarno-Hatta reached 648,742, or about 76% of the total international passengers during Lebaran transportation.
AP II indeed projects Soekarno-Hatta as an international flight hub so that the aviation sector can optimally boost economic growth and tourism.
"Our focus is on making Soekarno-Hatta an international hub. "Passengers on international routes once they land at Soekarno-Hatta then have various flight options to reach other cities in Indonesia," said Muhammad Awaluddin.
"And vice versa, we want Soekarno-Hatta to be able to connect more with cities in the world. Our target is that passengers from Soekarno-Hatta have a wide choice of destinations in this world. "
Besides Soekarno-Hatta, AP II is also in the process of making Kualanamu International Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, as the second international hub or secondary hub.
The location of Kualanamu is very strategic and adjacent to Changi Airport in Singapore, making it very possible to become a hub in Southeast Asia.
"The focus of the development of Soekarno-Hatta as an international hub and Kualanamu as a secondary hub is the effort of AP II to increase flight connectivity in Indonesia to accelerate economic growth and of course tourism," said Muhammad Awaluddin