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WARTAKOTALIVE.COM, JAKARTA - Restrictions on flights in the context of acceleration of handling of Covid-19 are conducted on May 7 - June 7, 2020 in accordance with Circular Letter of Task Force for Handling Acceleration of Covid-19 No. 04/2020 extended by No. 05/2020.
Throughout this period, PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) and airlines focused on cargo transportation in the midst of flight restrictions for people's travel.
On 7 May - 7 June 2020 the volume of cargo transportation at the company's 19 airports is estimated to be around 34 million kilograms, with the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport specifically reaching 27 million kilograms.
PT Angkasa Pura II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said that according to regulations there were indeed no restrictions on cargo flights.
"There are no restrictions on cargo, and instead expanded where airlines that operate aircraft with passenger configurations can then specifically operate cargo flights by loading cargo in the passenger cabin," Muhammad Awaluddin said, in his official statement on Sunday (07/06/2020).
He asserted that PT Angkasa Pura II always coordinated with stakeholders to maintain management in warehousing and other aspects, ensuring cargo was handled properly.
"Within 1 month or from 7 May to 7 June 2020, the volume of cargo transportation is indeed not as much as normal conditions. However, the volume reaching 34 million kilograms reflects the cargo transportation business in the aviation industry is maintained and still has a chance to grow this year, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.
In addition to passenger airlines that operate cargo flights, there are also airlines that do operate cargo aircraft (freighter) at the airport of PT Angkasa Pura II, namely My Indo Airlines, Cargo Lux and K-Mile Air.
PT Angkasa Pura II currently has two affiliated companies engaged in the cargo business: PT Angkasa Pura Kargo (99.99 percent ownership) and PT Gapura Angkasa (majority ownership 46.26 percent).
"We ensure the management and delivery of cargo at PT Angkasa Pura II airports can continue smoothly amid flight restrictions," said Muhammad Awaluddin.
Trial of the Travelation Application
On Sunday (6/7/2020), Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, Novie Riyanto, reviewed Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to see the operational and readiness of the airport towards the new normal phase, including to see aspects of service readiness for passengers.
One of the innovations that will be applied in Soekarno-Hatta during the new normal period in order to maintain procedures adhered to while enhancing customer experience is by digitally checking the documents required by prospective passengers to be allowed to fly.
PT Angkasa Pura II has prepared a Travelation application, where to the application prospective aircraft passengers can upload flight requirements documents such as the results of the RT-PCR test or rapid test, KTP then travel certificate and Permit Exit (SIKM), to then digitally checked.
Travel can be accessed at http://travelation.angkasapura2.co.id.
"The digital document checking is quite good, it might be possible to study it to also be integrated with airlines," said Director General of Civil Aviation.
Starting Monday (6/8/2020), the simulation of using Travelation will be expanded by also cooperating with Citilink Indonesia passengers after previously involving Garuda Indonesia passengers.
Muhammad Awaluddin said the trial would continue until the Travelation application was perfect and ready to be launched.
"Starting tomorrow, trials will be conducted for passengers on a number of Citilink flights in Terminal 2 Soekarno-Hatta and Garuda passengers in Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The purpose of the Travelation application is to make the process of checking travel documents at the airport more practical, efficient, and fast amidst procedures that are carried out strictly at the airport during the Covid-19 pandemic, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.
Travel will be first implemented at Soekarno-Hatta Airport and then followed at other airports under PT Angkasa Pura II. (*)
Editor: Ichwan Chasani