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12,000 flights canceled over virus fears: AP I

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 10 2020   /  01:57 am

State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I has reported that as many as 12,703 flights with about 1.67 million passengers have been canceled from January to February at its 15 airports across Indonesia following the COVID-19 outbreak.Of the flights, 11,680 are domestic and 1,023 are international ones that departed from its airports, including I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airports in Denpasar, Bali, and Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java. The cancellations have led to a financial loss of up to Rp 207 billion (US$14.32 million) only from Angkasa Pura I's aero business in the last two months, president director Faik Fahmi said in Jakarta on Friday.“We have not yet calculated our losses from the non-aero business as we also have commercial businesses in the airports in the forms of restaurants and retail spaces,” he added. “Since the number of passengers who c...