PT Angkasa Pura II is applying the social distancing concept at airports managed by the company to contain the further spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Distance-keeping measures are being put in place by optimizing the available space at terminals to create the recommended distance between aircraft passengers, particularly in areas where they gather. The measures encompass placing several yellow lines on the floor, each a meter away, as a marker of queue boundaries for aircraft passengers.

“The yellow lines prompt every passenger to stand within a safe distance at each point in the queue in order to minimize the risk of the COVID-19 spread,” President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II, Muhammad Awaluddin, noted in a statement.

The yellow lines were placed at several areas, including on the floor towards the security check point (SCP), as well as on the fixed bridge and aerobridge floors to maintain a safe distance between passengers boarding the aircraft.

Moreover, a limit has been placed on the number of people boarding each elevator at the passenger terminal. People are advised to not face one another inside elevators and instead look towards the walls and doors.

PT Angkasa Pura II had also rearranged chairs in the boarding lounge to ensure the required distance is maintained between passengers.

Such measures are being applied at several airports, including the Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Depati Amir Airport in Pangkalpinang, Supadio Airport in Pontianak, Kualanamu, and Banyuwangi.

“We have made various efforts to be applied at airports to avert the spread of COVID-19,” Awaluddin stated.

Social distancing being practiced at terminals is an additional measure apart from the existing efforts to use disinfectant sprays, adding more hand sanitizers, and checking the body temperature of passengers, earlier applied by PT Angkasa Pura II. [antaranews]