Angkasa Pura II Ensures Availability of Passenger Seats during the 2024 Homecoming and Eid Holidays – 2024-04-09 03:44:34

Airplane passengers are at Terminal 3 of Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten. (Dok. MI)

PT Angkasa Pura (AP) ensures the availability of airplane passenger seats during the 2024 homecoming period and Eid holidays. One way is by accommodating extra flight applications from airlines.

President Director of PT Angkasa Pura Indonesia Faik Fahmi said AP I and AP II airports must provide the best service to airplane passengers during the Eid transport period.

“Eid transportation must be prepared as well as possible to provide services, support safety, comfort and security aspects. “We want to realize a cheerful and meaningful homecoming, in accordance with the Ministry of Transportation’s slogan for Eid transportation this year,” said Faik Fahmi during the joint rally, Thursday (4/4).

Meanwhile, AP II Main Director Agus Wialdi said that all facilities both on the airside and land side must be ensured to be in good condition.

“All facilities must be able to support services to airplane passengers and support flight operations during the busy Eid transport period. “For example, the air side facilities, namely the runway, must always be considered and its reliability ensured so that flights continue to run smoothly,” said Agus Wialdi.

Agus Wialdi said that 20 AP II airports from April 3 to April 18 2024 will also open Eid Transport Monitoring Posts as a forum for collaboration between stakeholders, namely AP II as the airport operator, then airlines, TNI, Polri, Quarantine, Customs, Immigration and the Airport Authority. Ministry of Transportation Air.

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“The command post monitors existing movements and then reports them in real-time. “Stakeholders then jointly analyze existing data as a basis for making operational decisions in the field to ensure that AP II airport always applies the principles of safety, security, service and compliance,” said Agus Wialdi.

In 2024 Eid transportation, the cumulative number of airplane passengers at 20 AP II airports is projected to reach 4.36 million people or an increase of 12% compared to the realization in 2023 Eid transportation of 3.89 million people.

Extra Flight Application

In line with this, a number of airlines have proposed additional flights (extra flights) for the Eid transport period 3 – 18 April 2024 at 6 AP II airports, namely Soekarno-Hatta Airport (Tangerang), Minangkabau Airport (Padang), Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport ( Pekanbaru), Radin Inten II Airport (Lampung) and Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (Bengkulu).

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The highest number of requests for extra flights was at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, which reached 1,539 extra flights, consisting of 1,457 extra flights on domestic routes and 82 extra flights on international routes.

“Outside of the regular flight schedule, a number of airlines are proposing extra flights at AP II airports. As an airport operator, AP II ensures that there is slot time (availability of flying time) at the airport for airlines. “This collaboration is to jointly ensure the availability of flight seats for people who want to travel to meet their families,” said Agus Wialdi.

Agus Wialdi added that AP II airport operating hours are also flexible according to flight schedules. Currently there are 3 AP II airports that operate 24 hours, namely Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Kualanamu Airport (Deli Serdang) and Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (Jakarta).

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On the other hand, during the busy Eid 2024 transportation period, AP II airports also have various activation programs for airplane passengers to provide a Ramadan customer experience at the passenger terminal.

“We ask for the community’s support so that all AP II airports can welcome and accompany homecoming travelers by providing the best travel experience to meet their families this Ramadan,” explained Agus Wialdi.

(Z-9)

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