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Surabaya airport reopened after work on runway

News Desk

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, February 7, 2019  /  01:19 pm
Surabaya airport reopened after work on runway

Departure hall of Juanda International Airport Surabaya, East Java (Shutterstock /Sirintra Pumsopa)

Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, was temporarily closed on Thursday for repair work on a runway near the aiming point for landing aircraft, according to PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I).

The state-owned airport operator said in a statement received by The Jakarta Post that the work had begun at 9 a.m. and the airport had been closed until 12 p.m.

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of Juanda Airport this morning. Our team is currently working carefully to repair the runway section that has been damaged as part of our commitments for flight safety and security,” said Angkasa Pura I president director Faik Fahmi.

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Angkasa Pura I coordinated the closure with various stakeholders, including airlines, ground handling and the Directorate of Aviation Navigation (DNP).

The temporarily closure disrupted the following 11 flights:

  1. Malaysia Airline MH871 Kuala Lumpur- Surabaya
  2. Sriwijaya SJ555 Taipei-Surabaya
  3. Garuda GA7306 Surabaya-Jember
  4. Garuda GA449 Surabaya-Cengkareng
  5. Garuda GA309 Surabaya-Cengkareng
  6. Citilink QG714 Cengkareng –Surabaya
  7. Citilink QG485 Banjarmasin-Surabaya
  8. Citilink QG431 Balikpapan-Surabaya
  9. AirAsia QZ321 Kuala Lumpur-Surabaya
  10. Scoot TR264 Singapore-Surabaya
  11. Singapore Airlines SQ930 Singapore-Surabaya

For further information regarding the flight status to and from Juanda International Airport, passengers are advised to contact call center 172. (jes/kes)