The Jakarta Post
Security at Adi Soemarmo International Airport in Surakarta, Central Java, has been increased in the wake of the Surabaya bombings on Sunday and Monday morning. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)
Security at Adi Soemarmo International Airport in Surakarta, Central Java, has been increased following the Surabaya bombings on Sunday and Monday morning.
The airport’s public relations officer, Danar Dewi, said 10 members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) from the Adi Soemarmo air base have been posted around the airport.
“There has been an increase in personnel from the Adi Soemarmo air base since Sunday,” Danar said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.
The heightened security measures adhere to strict instructions from the Transportation Ministry in the wake of the Surabaya bombings.
“The extra security measures will stay in effect depending on the situation. Angkasa Pura I Adi Soemarmo International Airport will be in constant communication with the air base,” said Danar.
Meanwhile, the airport’s duty manager, Muhammad Irwan, said every person going in and out the airport would undergo a screening process conducted by Aviation Security (AvSec) and personnel from the air base.
“Everyone coming in and out of the airport will be checked to counter any threats,” he said. (asw)