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AP II to utilize app to check passenger documents

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, May 20, 2020  /  03:28 pm
AP II to utilize app to check passenger documents

Two aircraft of Garuda Indonesia are seen at Jakarta-serving Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Nov. 3, 2018. (AFP/Adek Berry)

State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II is working on a digital system to check passengers' flight documents to avoid long lines at airports.

The system will be supported by the Indonesia Airports app, which is still being developed.

“Currently, flight documents are checked manually by airport staff. We are preparing [a system] so that in the near future all documents can be uploaded to the app and passengers will receive QR codes,” said Muhammad Awaluddin, director of Angkasa Pura II, on Wednesday as quoted by tempo.co.

The new protocol involving the app is being finalized and is to be proposed to the State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Ministry on Monday. 

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On Thursday, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, was reportedly packed with passengers despite the government’s call for physical distancing in public. Angkasa Pura II received a warning letter from the government on Tuesday based on Transportation Ministry Regulation No. 78/2017.

Should a similar violation occur, the ministry will issue two more warning letters. As the final sanction, Angkasa Pura II's permit to operate airports will be revoked.

The operator applied new policies at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Friday, including dividing passenger lines into four sections, separating the document verification and health check process as well as limiting the number of flights to seven per hour. (gis/wng)

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