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Soekarno-Hatta sees passenger influx

  • News Desk

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 3 2020   /  01:00 am
Penumpang saat tiba di terminal 3 Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang, Banten, Selasa (12/5/2020). PT Angkasa Pura II mengeluarkan tujuh prosedur baru bagi penumpang penerbangan rute domestik selama masa dilarang mudik Idul Fitri 1441 H di Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta. (kompas.com/Garry Lotulung)

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has recorded an influx of air passengers and airport visitors as airlines resume operations under eased restrictions during the transition to the "new normal". Airport spokesperson Febri Simatupang said thousands more passengers per day had been to the country’s main aviation hub in Tangerang, Banten, following the gradual lifting of physical restrictions starting in mid-June. “As we know, the number of passengers at Soekarno-Hatta during the mudik (exodus) travel ban varied between 5,000 and 6,000 [per day],” Febri told kompas.com on Wednesday, referring to the tradition of people returning to their hometowns to celebrate Idul Fitri. "During the [transitional period], that figure has shot up to between 17,000 and 20,000 [per day]," he said. He added that the majority of the airlines with flights to an...