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Airport operator to increase flight slots

  • Riza Roidila Mufti 

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 10 2020   /  01:00 am
Passengers prepare to check in a counter at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi allow public transportation to start operations on Thursday to accommodate particular individuals as long as they conduct the Health Protocol Properly while insisting on banning this year’s Idul Fitri mudik (exodus).(JP/Seto Wardhana)

State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II plans to increase the number of available flight slots and normalize its operational hours in July, as it seeks to spur the recovery of the aviation industry that has been severely impacted by the ongoing health crisis. The airport operator has set a target to make 30 percent of flight slots available at its 19 airports across the country, from the previous 10 to 20 percent made available during the COVID-19 outbreak. For example, at the country’s main airport, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, it aims to make 330 of the airport's 1,100 daily flight slots available. “Starting from July, we will focus on the recovery of aviation traffic to support economic activities in Indonesia,” said Awaluddin in an official statement on July 4. The plan is part of the company’s strateg...