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Air Travel Down 76 Percent during Emergency Covid Measures in 15 Indonesian Airports

July 26, 2021, 10.05 PM

JAKARTA, – The number of passenger flights during the previous emergency Covid-19 measures from July 3-25 dropped significantly at 15 Indonesian airports managed by the airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) I.

"The number of passenger flights saw a dramatic 76 percent drop,” said its president director Faik Fahmi in a statement on Monday, July 26.

He said the decline showed that the implementation of Covid-19 measures suppressed people’s mobility in the air transportation sector.

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“The aircraft and cargo movements decreased by 54 percent and 16 percent, respectively,” Faik added.

The airport operator served 600,897 air passengers with 11,461 aircraft movements in 15 Indonesian airports during the previous 23-day of Covid-19 restrictions.

The freight traffic from July 3-25 was recorded at 23.12 million kilograms or down 16.35 percent from 27.64 million kilograms in the previous period from June10-July 2.

It is also reported that the number of passenger flights and aircraft movements trended downward compared to the period before the emergency Covid-19 measures from June 10-July 2. During this period, the company served 2.52 million passengers through 24,985 aircraft movements at 15 airports.

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Even though air traffic has decreased drastically, Faik reaffirmed the commitment of the company to continue providing the best service for airport users and strictly follow the health protocols at every airport.

He also ensured the smooth-running of the cargo services during the pandemic as the movement of goods through air transportation must continue to support the economy.
"We ensure that the cargo services, including export and import, continue to operate normally and smoothly," said Faik.

(Writer: Yohana Artha Uly | Editor: Bambang P. Jatmiko)



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