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Various global institutions appreciate health protocols at Soekarno-Hatta Airport
Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta Airport was designated as one of the busiest airports in the world in January 2022 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG), a UK-based global aviation information provider.
OAG released a list of the busiest airports in the world based on flight seat capacity, where in January 2022 Soekarno-Hatta Airport was recorded at 10th place on the list with a capacity of 2.82 million flight seats (total domestic and international).
Even OAG said that in January 2022, Soekarno-Hatta Airport's ranking was better than the period before the pandemic, namely in January 2019 at 15th.
"Jakarta is in 10th position, better than before the pandemic, which was 15th in 2019," wrote OAG on its official website.
OAG stated that the large domestic market made Soekarno-Hatta Airport in the list of the 10 busiest airports in the world in January 2022.
The Jakarta - Denpasar and Jakarta - Makassar flight routes are also included in the list of the 10 busiest domestic routes in the world in January 2022 based on flight seat capacity.
Other airports that have a large domestic market on this list are airports in Dallas and Denver (United States), as well as airports in Delhi (India). Meanwhile, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, USA, is ranked 1st with a total capacity of 4.39 million flight seats.
VP of Corporate Communications AP II Hufron Kurniadi said Soekarno-Hatta Airport consistently strives to implement strict health protocols in the midst of a pandemic in order to contribute to maintaining trust in the national air transport sector.
"We are grateful for the excellent collaboration between AP II and all stakeholders, namely the Air Task Force for COVID-19 Handling, the Port Health Office of the Ministry of Health, the Airport Authority and airlines in carrying out health regulations and protocols in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic so that they can help maintain trust. society towards the aviation sector. The implementation of health protocols in accordance with global best practices also supports Soekarno-Hatta Airport to be included in the list of the world's busiest airports in January 2022."
“The national aviation sector has a very important role, especially in Indonesia, which is an archipelagic country. AP II airports together with stakeholders are committed to maintaining air connectivity by complying with all applicable health regulations and protocols in the midst of a pandemic, so that the national aviation sector can contribute optimally to the handling of the pandemic and national economic recovery," said Hufron Kurniadi.
Executive General Manager of the Main Branch Office of Soekarno-Hatta Airport (KCU BSH) Agus Haryadi said that currently airplane passengers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport are dominated by passengers on domestic routes.
"Every day, around 95% of airplane passengers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport are passengers on domestic routes. International flights are still limited. This indicates that Soekarno-Hatta Airport as an anchor airport for domestic flights can maintain air connectivity in Indonesia in the midst of the pandemic," said Agus Haryadi.
Agus Haryadi said AP II and stakeholders can coordinate well so that Soekarno-Hatta Airport continues to operate 24 hours a day by implementing health protocols in the midst of a pandemic.
The health protocol at Soekarno-Hatta Airport itself has received various global recognitions.
Airport Council International (ACI) has awarded the Airport Health Accreditation certificate for two consecutive years, with the first certificate being awarded in November 2020 and the second certificate being awarded in November 2021.
Meanwhile, the Safe Travel Barometer in November 2021 gave a Safe Travel Score of 4.3 or the highest in ASEAN (similar to that achieved by Changi Airport), and seventh in Asia Pacific in line with the assessment on aspects of Travel Experience, Travel Convenience and COVID-19 Safety Protocols.
"Soekarno-Hatta Airport has been able to realize operational resilience (resilience operation), rapid adaptation (agility operation), and prioritize lean operation so that it can make various adjustments according to conditions and regulations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health protocols at Soekarno-Hatta Airport are also strengthened by Biosecurity Management and Biosafety Management," said Agus Haryadi.