Long holidays during joint leave encourage people to travel outside Jakarta. This moment made the number of passengers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport reached its highest peak since the Corona virus pandemic.
President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero), Muhammad Awaluddin said that it was only the first day of long holidays, yesterday, that Soekarno-Hatta Airport passengers had reached 61,000. The flight frequency was also the highest, reaching 638 flights.
“In the midst of this pandemic, the average number of passengers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport is 40,000-45,000 people per day. On October 28, 2020 we estimated it reached around 61,000 people. This is also in accordance with reports we received from airlines, that the number of passengers yesterday only reached about 61,000 people, “Awaluddin said through an official statement, Thursday (29/10/2020).
Awaluddin estimated that 27-28 October was the peak flow of departures at Soekarno-Hatta Airport during the long holiday until November 1, 2020. Meanwhile, the peak of the return flow is estimated to occur on 30 October and 1 November 2020.
“PT Angkasa Pura II is grateful for the efforts of all stakeholders and discipline of aircraft passengers so that physical distancing can be maintained. Health protocols can be implemented properly in the midst of quite a busy number of aircraft passengers,” Awaluddin said.
PT Angkasa Pura II Director of Operation & Service, Muhamad Wasid, said that busy flight traffic also occurs at other airports under the same company.
“PT Angkasa Pura II together with stakeholders remains alert to increase focus on serving travelers and maintaining proper health protocols. We always try to keep people’s travel smoothly at 19 airports,” he added.
To ensure that passengers implement health protocols, security personnel are prepared at a several points. A number of areas have also been monitored by CCTV for 24 hours.
“Physical distancing must be maintained. Our crews focus on anticipating at several points such as check-in areas, security check points and boarding lounges. The disinfection process in all terminals is carried out periodically, and surveillance in the CCTV room is also carried out 24 hours,” Executive General Manager of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Agus Haryadi said.
Previously, General Director of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, Novie Riyanto had reviewed flight traffic at Soekarno-Hatta Airport. The review was carried out on the passenger flow, operational and health protocols in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, as well as carrying out a ramp check on the air side.
After conducting a review, he appreciated the operation and health protocols implemented at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
“Soekarno-Hatta Airport is able to keep the health protocol running,” Novie explained.