Angkasa Pura Airports Prepares Special Facilities at The Airports to Support Air Travel Restrictions

11 May 2020

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JAKARTA - Angkasa Pura Airports has prepared special facilities to ensure smooth air travel during the Ramadan exodus ban period which is limited to certain characteristics in accordance with COVID-19 Rapid Response Team Circular Letter No.4 of 2020 on Criteria of Travel Restrictions In Order to Accelerate COVID-19 Response.

The facilities include special check-in counters for prospective passengers travelling during the exodus ban period, body temperature checks and rapid test corners whose services are provided by private parties.

"To smoothen the process of the departure of prospective passengers at the airport, Angkasa Pura Airports provides a special check-in lane or counter at each airport to check travel documents and conduct brief interviews related to the interests of the departure of the passengers," said Vice President Corporate Secretary of Angkasa Pura Airports Handy Heryudhitiawan.

Other than that, Handy added, Angkasa Pura Airports also provides rapid test corners with the test conducted by private parties. It has to be noted that Angkasa Pura Airports do not provide rapid test for passengers. Regarding the cost of the rapid test, it is determined by the private parties or clinics that provides the service. With the rapid test corners, prospective passengers who do not have health certificate with a non-reactive rapid test result or negative for COVID-19 can take the test at the airports.

"Nonetheless, we still appeal to the public doing air trip match with the criteria stipulated in Circular Letter No.4 of 2020, to prepare all required documents for flying before arriving at the airport, including a health certificate with negative result of COVID-19 so that the inspection process at the airport runs smoothly and physical distancing can be implemented well at the airport," Handy said.

For information, since all modes of transportation re-operated with restrictions on passenger criteria from Thursday, May 7 to May 9, there were 3,036 passengers and 633 aircraft traffic in all airports managed by Angkasa Pura Airports.

Meanwhile, from May 1 to May 9, 2020, passenger traffic throughout the airports of Angkasa Pura Airports reached 6,753 and 1,616 for aircraft movements. In this period, the highest passenger traffic occurred at Pattimura International Airport in Ambon with 1,672 passengers, followed by Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan International Airport in Balikpapan with 1,210 passengers and I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali with 1,059 passengers.

Furthermore, from January 1 to May 8, 2020, passenger traffic throughout all airports operated by Angkasa Pura Airports down 32.5% to 17,821,012 passengers from 26,420,707 in the corresponding period last year.