Jakarta’s Main Airport Hits Record High in Passenger Movement amid Covid-19

October 30, 2020, 11.53 PM
A file photo of some passengers in terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International airport in Tangerang, Banten dated on May 12, 2020. KOMPAS.com/GARRY LOTULUNGA file photo of some passengers in terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International airport in Tangerang, Banten dated on May 12, 2020.

TANGERANG, KOMPAS.com – Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta saw a record high in passenger movement on October 28 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said on Friday.

Indonesia’s biggest airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II president director Muhammad Awaluddin said that the passenger volume hit a record high of 64,021 and 644 flight movements on Wednesday.

“This data shows the highest number of air passengers for Soekarno-Hatta airport amid the pandemic,” Awaluddin said in a statement on October 30.

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Awaluddin went on to say that the number of passenger movements brought an impact on 19 airports under the management of PT Angkasa Pura II.

The total movement of passengers and flights at 19 airports, including Soekarno-Hatta, reached 110,530 and 1,069, respectively.

“This has exceeded the previous number of around 95,000 air passengers and 1,045 flights on August 23,” he said.

He also assured that the air passengers on October 28 followed all health and safety guidelines of the health protocols.

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The increasing number of passengers was a sign of public confidence in the health and safety of air transportation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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