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5 Airports Angkasa Pura II Ready to Greet 233 Hajj flights from Saudi Arabia

19 Aug 2019

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) is ready to welcome the pilgrims from the Holy Land from 17 August 2019 to 15 September 2019.

The AP II airports which became the pilgrimage debarkation were Soekarno-Hatta (Tangerang), Sultan Iskandar Muda (Aceh), Kualanamu (Deli Serdang), Minangkabau (Padang), and Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (Palembang).

Ph. Angkasa Pura II SVP of Corporate Secretary Achmad Rifai said that at every airport that had become a pilgrimage debarkation, personnel had been alerted to help smooth the pilgrimage arrival process.

"It is an honor for Angkasa Pura II to serve and welcome the pilgrims from the Holy Land. Angkasa Pura II and all stakeholders at the airport are committed to making the pilgrimage operation run smoothly, as well as the arrival of the pilgrims, "explained Achmad Rifai.

As for August 17, 2019 at around 22:15 WIB at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Saudi Arabia Airlines had landed flight number SV 5606 carrying 410 pilgrims from Jeddah.

The following is the schedule for the arrival of hajj flights at the Tahunasa Pura II airports based on Ministry of Religion data as of 15 August 2019:

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Tangerang)
- Arrival period from August 17 to September 14, 2019
- Planned 162 hajj flights (64 flights from Jeddah and 98 flights from Medina).

Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport (Aceh)
- Period of arrival on 3 - 15 September 2019
- Planned 12 flights from Medina

Kualanamu Airport (Deli Serdang)
- Period of arrival on August 23 - September 15, 2019
- Planned 22 Hajj flights (7 flights from Medina and 15 flights from Jeddah)

Minangkabau Airport (Padang)
- The period of arrival on August 17 - September 3 2019
- Planned 18 hajj flights (14 flights from Jeddah and 4 flights from Medina)

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport (Palembang)
- Period of arrival on August 17 - September 4, 2019
- Planned 19 hajj flights (13 flights from Jeddah and 6 flights from Medina)

Achmad Rifai said there were a total of 233 flights that would take the pilgrims back to the country through airports managed by Angkasa Pura II.

"Angkasa Pura II is ready to support so that all flight operations run smoothly with a high level of punctuality or on time performance," said Achmad Rifai.

Angkasa Pura II also appealed to the pick-up in the country to still pay attention to the latest schedule issued by the authorities related to the arrival of the pilgrims.

As for the pilgrimage departure period of 6 July to 4 August 2019, all flights at Angkasa Pura II airports ran smoothly without problems.

Improved services are also carried out at the passenger terminal through various innovations such as at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport which has lounge facilities for pilgrims in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian government.

The facility was built in Terminal 2D, has a capacity of 1,500 people, equipped with toilets, prayer rooms, as well as 15 Immigration counters / pre clearence systems to accelerate immigration services in Saudi Arabia.

The facility was also praised by Vice President Jusuf Kalla as a progress that could shorten the bureaucracy.

The number of fleets in Soekarno-Hatta itself reached 631 fleets, while at the other Angkasa Pura II airport, namely Sultan Iskandar Muda as many as 12 fleets, then Kualanamu was 22 fleets, Minangkabau was 18 fleets, and Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II was 19 fleets.

The Directorate General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation noted 162 hajj flight flights in Soekarno-Hatta which is the busiest and largest airport in Indonesia, and is also quite on time with on time performance reaching around 89%.