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Keep the Cargo Flow Smooth, This is the Passenger Airline that Operates Cargo Transportation at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

29 Apr 2020

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) informed that as many as 6 national airlines that usually carry passengers now operate special flights for domestic cargo transportation to and from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

The airlines are Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air, NAM Air, Citilink, Lion Air and Airfast.

With the fleet of passenger aircraft now functioning specifically for cargo transportation, the freight traffic from and to Soekarno-Hatta is currently being pursued to continue to run smoothly.

PT Angkasa Pura II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said that the shift of passenger aircraft to cargo functions was able to maintain the transport capacity at Soekarno-Hatta Airport to be able to continue to support smooth cargo traffic.

"Soekarno-Hatta was quite important in supporting the smooth running of national logistics, especially cargo transportation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with that, PT Angkasa Pura II is committed to maintaining the smooth flow of cargo traffic at Soekarno-Hatta and other company airports, both incoming and outgoing cargo on domestic and international routes. "

"We always coordinate intensively with airlines that are also very instrumental in maintaining the connectivity of cargo transportation in Indonesia, by wanting to operate passenger-only special aircraft and now transporting cargo," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

As for international routes, there are also airlines that operate special cargo (freighter) aircraft in Soekarno-Hatta namely MyIndo and Cargolux.

Soekarno-Hatta is the airport with the most complete and largest cargo management facility among other PT Angkasa Pura II airports. Every year, Soekarno-Hatta can manage around 600,000 tons of cargo.

"At present cargo capacity is indeed not as much as normal conditions where there are quite a lot of regular flights. However, the current capacity is still considered sufficient to maintain the smooth flow of cargo traffic in general, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

In addition to Soekarno-Hatta, other PT Angkasa Pura II airports also continue to operate cargo services in addition to of course serving flights that are still allowed in accordance with the provisions in the Minister of Transportation Regulation No.25 / 2020 concerning Transportation Control During the Idul Fitri Mudik Period in 1441 H in the context of Preventing the Spread of COVID-19.