Throughout the entirety of 2023, the pulse of transportation in Indonesia beat vibrantly, showcasing the active mobilization of both local residents and international tourists. The records speak for themselves, with an impressive 69,835,714 passenger movements documented across 15 airports managed by Angkasa Pura I. This marked a significant surge of 34% compared to the figures recorded in 2022.
Indah Preastuty, the CEO of PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I), emphasized this remarkable increase, stating that the numbers experienced a 34% growth compared to the passenger movements in 2022, which stood at 52,286,976.
Delving into the specifics, the passenger movements at the 15 AP I airports in 2023 comprised 54,851,190 domestic route passengers and 14,984,524 international route passengers. Indah pointed out that the growth in passenger traffic throughout 2023 continued the positive trajectory established in 2022, contributing to the ongoing recovery of the company’s performance post the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Simultaneously, AP I recorded an impressive 86% recovery rate in the overall passenger movements across the 15 airports in 2023, effectively bouncing back from the setbacks caused by the pandemic in 2019.
Indah expressed her satisfaction, stating, “The achievement of 69.8 million passengers throughout 2023 not only surpassed our initial targets but also stands as a noteworthy accomplishment for AP I.”
She attributed the growth in traffic throughout 2023 to the proactive efforts of numerous airlines that reactivated and opened new routes at AP I airports. While domestic routes continued to dominate, Indah acknowledged a surge in the number of international route passenger movements in 2023 compared to 2022.
“The number of international route passenger movements throughout 2023 soared by an impressive 155% compared to 2022, with the number of international route aircraft movements increasing by 144%,” stated Indah.
This surge in passenger movements was not an isolated phenomenon; it was accompanied by notable increases in aircraft movements and cargo movements throughout the year. AP I recorded a total of 608,549 aircraft movements, marking a 10% increase compared to 2022’s 552,851 movements.
Breaking down the figures, 520,818 were domestic route aircraft movements, and 87,731 were international route aircraft movements. On the cargo front, AP I handled a total of 481,488 tons, showing a 4% growth compared to the 2022 record of 464,433 tons. This included 428,048 tons of domestic cargo and 53,440 tons of international cargo.
As we reflect on this dynamic year in Indonesian transportation, it is evident that the sector’s resilience and adaptability have played a crucial role in overcoming challenges and steering towards a future of continued growth and vibrancy.