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Soekarno-Hatta flights up 5 percent on first day of relaxed PSBB

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Jakarta   /   Wed, October 14 2020   /  01:00 am
On the rise: Passengers are seen at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Friday. The airport recorded 350-400 flights per day in July, up from 243 flights per day in the preceding month. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The number of flights at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport went up by 5 percent on the first day of relaxed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta. “By 7 p.m. on Monday, the number of flights at Soekarno-Hatta airport had reached 454, higher than the 430 flights recorded the previous day,” Muhammad Awaluddin, the president director of airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II, said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com. Awaluddin said the figure was quite surprising, because Sunday was usually the busiest time for the airport. "However, on Monday, the first day of the transitional PSBB in Jakarta, flight traffic was 5 percent higher than on Sunday," he said. Awaluddin also explained that the increase in the number of flights at the airport, which is located in Tangerang, Banten, had a direct impact on the 19 airports operated by PT Angkasa Pura.&n...