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Passenger movement at AP II airports decreased by 75%
Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) opened a vaccination center for free COVID-19 vaccination for airplane passengers at 18 airports.
This vaccination center aims to support the implementation of the Circular Letter of the Minister of Transportation Number 45 of 2021 concerning Guidelines for the Implementation of Domestic Travel by Air Transportation during the COVID-19 Pandemic which was imposed on the Enforcement of Emergency Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM).
President Director of AP II Muhammad Awaluddin said the company together with other stakeholders ensured that the provisions in the regulation were always fulfilled properly.
"As our effort to support SE Number 45/2021 in the midst of the Java-Bali Emergency PPKM, AP II airports have opened vaccination service centers so that prospective airplane passengers who have to travel urgently can meet the required health protocols, and the air transportation sector as well. can continue to contribute in maintaining Indonesia's air connectivity," said Muhammad Awaluddin.
As is known, in the middle of the Java - Bali Emergency PPKM, prospective airplane passengers must show a vaccination card and PCR test whose samples are taken a maximum of 2x24 hours before departure, for those with the aim of going to/from Java and Bali.
The operation of vaccination centers at 18 AP II airports until July 10, 2021 went smoothly thanks to the support of all stakeholders such as the Port Health Office of the Ministry of Health (KKP of the Ministry of Health), airlines, the Indonesian Air Force, the National Police, the Health Service, the Provincial Government, and so on.
Meanwhile, the vaccination centers for AP II airports on 3-10 July 2021 have provided vaccinations for 15,802 airplane passengers, of which the most are at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport vaccination center, which is around 11,000 airplane passengers.
"Soekarno-Hatta Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, and plays a vital role in maintaining air connectivity. We opened two vaccination centers, namely in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 to accommodate prospective airplane passengers who have to travel urgently in the midst of an emergency PPKM, "explained Muhammad Awaluddin.
The Soekarno-Hatta Airport Vaccination Center also operates throughout the day serving a 24-hour flight schedule, namely 08.00 - 17.00 WIB and 22.00 - 03.00 WIB (Terminal 2), as well as 08.00 - 17.00 WIB and 20.00 - 01.00 WIB (Terminal 3).
Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin appreciated the operating hours of the vaccination center at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, which was still providing vaccinations until evening. This was stated by the Minister of Health while reviewing the vaccination center at Soekarno-Hatta Airport at night some time ago.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Soekarno-Hatta Class I Port Health Office, dr. Darmawali Handoko said, "The operation of vaccination centers at Terminals 2 and 3 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport is carried out with supervision from the Soekarno-Hatta Class I KKP to support the current health protocol for domestic travelers."
The vaccination center at AP II airport also aims to support the acceleration of the national vaccination program to realize communal immunity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the other hand, the number of passenger movements at Soekarno-Hatta Airport has decreased by around 70% per day in the Java-Bali Emergency PPKM compared to before the Emergency PPKM came into effect.
Cumulatively, the number of passenger movements in all airports managed by AP II has decreased by 75% every day during the Emergency PPKM period.
Muhammad Awaluddin said airplane passengers who flew during the Emergency PPKM period were indeed only those who had urgent needs.
“Health protocols for airplane passengers are quite strict, so those who travel only have urgent needs. At AP II airports, the implementation of SE Menhub Number 45/2021 in the middle of the Java-Bali Emergency PPKM went smoothly and was able to reduce mobility, as seen from the number of passenger movements which fell by 75%," said Muhammad Awaluddin