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Soetta Airport Deploys 239 Special Personnel to Escort Passenger Departure and Arrival Procedures

21 May 2020 SOETTA AIRPORT - Stakeholders at Soekarno-Hatta Airport (Soetta) strengthened synergy during the flight limitation period through the establishment of the Soekarno-Hatta COVID-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force.

Chairman of the COVID-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force Lieutenant General Doni Monardo appointed President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin to run the Soekarno-Hatta COVID-Handling Task Force.

Then, in the structure, Muhammad Awaluddin was in the position of the Chairperson and appointed the Executive General Manager of Soekarno-Hatta Airport Agus Haryadi as the Chief Executive of the Soekarno-Hatta COVID-19 Task Force.

This is in accordance with Minister of Transportation Instruction No. 09/2016 which states that there must be a single accountable (single accountable) in airport operations. Single accountable in this case is the Executive General Manager of Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

"Soekarno-Hatta has a very vital role in the midst of this pandemic, one of which is to accelerate the handling of COVID-19. Therefore, the Soekarno-Hatta operation is currently supported or backed up by the Soekarno-Hatta COVID Handling Acceleration Task Force, "Awaluddin said, Friday (5/22/2020).

The Soekarno-Hatta COVID-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force itself consists of various elements, namely Region I Airport Authority, PT Angkasa Pura II, Port Health Office - Ministry of Health, Customs and Excise, Immigration, Quarantine, and TNI / Polri.

The task force also coordinates with the Air Task Force of the National COVID-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force, and has the task of ensuring the operation of the Soekarno-Hatta Airport always refers to:

1. Regulation of the Minister of Transportation Number 18/2020 concerning Transportation Control to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

2. Regulation of the Minister of Transportation Number 25/2020 concerning Transportation Control During Eid Al-Fitr Mudik Year 1441 H

3. Circular of Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19 No. 04/2020 concerning Criteria for Restricting the Travel of People in the Context of Handling COVID-19

4. Director General of Civil Aviation Circular Letter of the Ministry of Transportation No. 32/2020 concerning Air Transportation Operational Guidelines for Implementing Travel Restrictions in the Context of COVID-19 Handling Acceleration

5. Circular of the Minister of Health Number HK.02.01 / MENKES / 313/2020 concerning Health Protocols for the Handling of Indonesian Citizens and the Arrival of Foreigners at State and Regional Entrances in Situations of Large-Scale Social Restrictions

Following this, the task force then established various procedures, one of which was handling the departure and arrival of airplane passengers.

"The focus now is indeed to implement the provisions of SE 04/2020 related to the departure of domestic passengers and SE of the Minister of Health 313/2020 related to the arrival of international passengers," Awaluddin said.

Every day there are currently 239 personnel assigned to the Soekarno-Hatta COVID-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force that specifically oversees the passage of procedures for departure of domestic route passengers and the arrival of international passengers. The personnel consisted of Aviation Security and Medical Service Assistant from PT Angkasa Pura II, KKP - Ministry of Health, and TNI / Polri.

"The number of personnel at the point of departure and arrival has now been increased to 239 personnel per day. With the addition of personnel, the procedure is carried out tougher. We make sure all personnel try to carry out their duties properly. If there are deficiencies, then an evaluation will be carried out together. "

"Personnel on duty have also identified prospective passengers carrying invalid documents until the rapid test / PCR certificate has expired. Until now there are more than 100 potential passengers who have been refused departure because they did not meet the required documents, "Awaluddin explained.

As for making the examination of documents and health more focused, now the departure process of domestic routes in Terminal 2 is divided into 4 checkpoints.

Prospective passengers must also personally undergo each process at the checkpoint, or cannot be represented.

"Procedures at each checkpoint are carried out prioritizing face-to-face transparency between aircraft personnel and prospective passengers to ensure the fulfillment of flight safety and safety aspects," Awaluddin said.

Meanwhile, related to security while at the airport, the number of personnel on duty every day consists of Avsec and Non-Avsec PT Angkasa Pura II (362 personnel), BKO TNI (42 personnel), and Soekarno-Hatta Police (600 personnel).