Adisutjipto Airport Adds Flight to Lebaran
By : Dina Astria And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, May 29 2018 - 16:00 IWST
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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) Adisutjipto Airport Yogyakarta adds flight frequencies to accommodate passenger spikes during homecoming and reverse flow of Lebaran 2018.
"We are preparing 'extra flight' to anticipate passenger spike," said Adisutjipto Airport General Manager Agus Pandu Purnama on the sidelines of a media meeting in Yogyakarta on Monday.
He said that since the 11th to 24th of June 2018 there was no aircraft training flight of TNI AU Adisutjipto due to the national holiday schedule, then at that period PT Angkasa Pura (AP) I (Persero) Adisutjipto Airport opened 80 additional flight slots that can be filled by the airline.
According to Agus, there are seven airlines that are ready to add flights from 1 to 30 June 2018, namely Citilink, Lion Air, Batik Air, Sriwijaya Air, Nam Air, Air Express, and Air Asia with the aim of Jakarta, Makassar, Banjarmasin, Lampung, Pangkalpinang, Pontianak, and Pekanbaru.
Of the 44 additional airlines submitted by the airlines, according to him, only 33 additional flights have been approved to complete the flight service facility during Lebaran.
In addition to improving passenger comfort, PT AP I Adisutjipto Airport also adds a waiting room area in Terminal A which is ready to be used before the peak of Lebaran 2018.
The addition of new waiting area area at the airport, according to him, reaches 220 square meters with a capacity of 250 additional seats and is equipped with an additional "boarding gate" as well as toilets and Islamic Prayer Room. As for the existing waiting room in Terminal a carried out an extension of the Islamic Prayer Room with an additional area of 140 square meters, to 690 square meters.
"I have ultimatum friends basically on 10 (June) must be operational," he said.
Agus predicts the passenger surge at Adisujipto Airport at the peak of Lebaran 2018 traffic reached 28,000 passengers per day or up 11 percent of the number of passengers in Lebaran last year. "As for the backflow, the passenger surge is predicted to reach 30,000 passengers per day," he said.