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Operational Hajj Operations Officially Closed, AP II Serves Return of 41,468 Hajj Pilgrims and Officers

20 Aug 2022

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II has successfully supported the Operations for the Implementation of the Hajj in 1443H/2022M at 5 airports managed by the company.

During the return period of the pilgrims, AP II's five airports served the return of a total of 41,468 pilgrims and officers who were members of 106 groups.

“The Ministry of Religion has officially closed the Operational Implementation of the Hajj for the Year 1443H/2022M. AP II is grateful for the support from the Ministry of Religion, airlines, ground handling, TNI/Polri and all other stakeholders so that the 2022 hajj flights can run smoothly and successfully at 5 AP II airports," said AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin.

The following are AP II airports that serve returning pilgrims:

- Soekarno-Hatta Airport (Tangerang) became the airport that served the most returning pilgrims and officers, reaching 29,051 pilgrims and officers from 73 groups.

- Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport (Aceh) serves the return of 2,018 pilgrims and officers from 6 groups

- Kualanamu Airport (Deli Serdang) serves the return of 3,795 pilgrims and officers from 10 groups

- Minangkabau Airport (Padang) serves the return of 2,884 pilgrims and officers from 8 groups

- Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport (Palembang) serves the return of 3,720 pilgrims and officers from 9 groups.

Muhammad Awaluddin added, "Thanks to the strong collaboration of all stakeholders in preparing operational plans including the arrival flow starting from the arrival of the plane until the hajj pilgrims finish processing arrivals at the terminal, the 2022 hajj flight implementation can run successfully and smoothly even though previously it had not been there for 2 years. hajj flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Umrah flights
After serving the 2022 hajj flights, AP II is again preparing to support Umrah flights at Kertajati Airport, West Java.

This is in line with the Ministry of Transportation's plan to prepare Kertajati Airport to serve Umrah embarkation and debarkation flights in November 2022.

With the implementation of zoning for Umrah flights from Kertajati Airport by the Ministry of Religion, it is projected that the potential for Umrah pilgrims will reach 40,000 people in the January-May 2023 period.

Muhammad Awaluddin said that AP II as the operator of Kertajati Airport along with other stakeholders including Customs, Immigration and Quarantine would collaborate to ensure that Umrah flights run smoothly.

"All security and service facilities at Kertajati Airport are confirmed to be ready to serve Umrah flights starting November 2022," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Kertajati Airport is also equipped with air side facilities that are able to serve wide body aircraft to support Umrah flight operations.

Muhammad Awaluddin said that the opening of Kertajati Airport in addition to making it easier for Umrah pilgrims also greatly supports the operations of Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

"Umrah flights from Kertajati Airport support the distribution of flights and aircraft passengers between Kertajati Airport and Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Umrah pilgrims from West Java or Central Java can fly directly from Kertajati Airport, no need to go to Soekarno-Hatta Airport. This strongly supports the Multi-airport System concept implemented by AP II to ensure flights are well distributed at the two airports, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi hopes that Umrah planes departing from Kertajati Airport can make direct flights to Saudi Arabia.

With this Umrah flight, it is hoped that there will be feeder flights from other areas, such as Kalimantan - Kertajati - Jeddah.

Umrah flights through Kertajati Airport are also supported by the Ministry of Religion.

Director of Umrah and Special Hajj at the Ministry of Religion, Nur Arifin, said Kertajati Airport could serve pilgrims from the eastern part of West Java and western part of Central Java.

“From a cost standpoint, it's clear this will be lighter. Because they don't have to go to Jakarta to get on a plane," explained Nur Arifin in his statement.