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The President Director of AP II is Promoting Kertajati, Minister of Transportation: Increases of Aircraft Load Factor

06 Jul 2019

MAJALENGKA ( - Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi appreciates PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero), who successfully optimized the performance of Kertajati International Airport in Majalengka, West Java.

This was conveyed by the Minister of Transportation when reviewing Kertajati's operations today, Saturday July 6 2019. On that occasion, the Minister of Transportation was accompanied by, among others, Deputy Governor of West Java Uu Ruzhanul Ulum, President Director of Angkasa Pura (AP) II Muhammad Awaluddin, and Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Polana B. Pramesti.

As for the success of AP II in optimizing Kertajati, one of them can be seen from the level of passenger occupancy (load factor) which continues to increase to date reaching an average of 70%.

"I am happy that the Managing Director of AP II is so active in marketing Kertajati," said the Minister of Transportation.

"From what we saw, the load factor rose from 50% to 70%. That indicates that our program [related to Kertajati Airport] is in demand by the community, appreciated. "From day to day, it's quite aggressive," added the Minister of Transportation.

The Minister of Transportation also said that President Joko Widodo was very concerned about Kertajati, where the largest airport in West Java must be used well and maximally.

AP II Managing Director Muhammad Awaluddin said since July 1, 2019 the movement of aircraft and passengers was in a positive trend.

"The movement of the aircraft at Kertajati reaches 30-34 movements per day, with passenger movements reaching 3,500-4,000 people per day consisting of coming and going. To the delight, Kertajati opened a new market, namely passengers from the western part of Central Java, for example from Brebes, Pemalang and Tegal. They prefer to fly through Kertajati in West Java, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

"This makes the load factor of the airline able to continue to increase until now reaching 70%," he said.

The Ministry of Transportation and AP II and other stakeholders are also preparing a strategy so that the airline's load factor can remain at the highest level.

The strategy, for example, was to free Damri's transportation for 1 year from and to Kertajati for the Karawang, Cirebon, Bandung routes, and one route to be determined later.

Then, the Ministry of Transportation and AP II also have plans to open flights between Husein Sastranegara Airport (Bandung) to Kertajati.

"So that the accessibility of Husein Sastranegara to Kertajati is more certain, good and friendly, while waiting for the Cisumdawu Toll to be finished, the central government will subsidize 1 year of free damri. The second, on the proposal of AP II and Mrs. Director General [Air Transportation], will helitaxi tone within 1-2 weeks to conduct flights, "explained the Minister of Transportation.

Kertajati Airport starts serving domestic flights with Jet aircraft on July 1, 2019, where currently airlines operating are Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, AirAsia Indonesia, Lion Air and Xpress Air.

The capacity of the Kertajati terminal can accommodate up to 5 million passengers per year and will continue to be increased until later it can accommodate 29 million passengers per year. (dien).