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Jakarta Post

Air travel falls 27 percent during Idul Fitri exodus

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 15, 2019   /  04:13 pm
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The number of passenger traveling by airplane during the seven days prior to and seven days after Idul Fitri this year declined by 27.37 percent compared to last year. According to the data provided by the Transportation Ministry’s research and development department, the total number of travelers using public transportation by land, sea, air and railway reached 18.34 million people, down by 2.42 percent on last year. The head of the ministry’s research and development, Sugihardjo, said that in general the number of passengers on all transportation modes increased, except on air transportation. The number of travelers going by air dropped by 27.37 percent to 3.52 million people from 4.85 million people in 2018. “Today [on Friday] we close the command center for the Idul Fitri Traffic exodus. From seven days prior to seven days after Idul Fitri, all [passengers]...