THE Central Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded the number of domestic air transport passengers in April 2020 as many as 838.1 thousand people, down 81.70% compared to March 2020.
“The decline in the number of passengers occurred at all major airports observed, namely Soekarno-Hatta Airport, 84.23%, Ngurah Rai-Denpasar Airport 82.60%, Hasanuddin-Makassar Airport 78.78%, Kualanamu-Medan Airport 78.70%, and Juanda-Surabaya Airport 76.07%,” BPS Head Suhariyanto said.
Suhariyanto explained the largest number of domestic passengers through Soekarno-Hatta Airport reached 191.0 thousand people or 22.79% of the total domestic passengers, followed by Juanda-Surabaya Airport 97.8 thousand people or 11.67%. Meanwhile, the number of domestic air transport passengers in January-April 2020 was 17.5 million people, down 27.67% compared to the same period last year of 24.2 million people.
The largest number of passengers recorded at Soekarno-Hatta Airport reached 4.6 million people or 26.03% of the total domestic passengers, followed by Juanda-Surabaya Airport 1.5 million people or 8.81%. While the number of air transport passengers abroad/international experienced a sharper decline in April 2020 as many as 26.0 thousand people, down 95.35% compared to March 2020.
The decrease in the number of passengers occurred at all major airports observed, namely Hasanuddin-Makassar Airport by 100.00%, Kualanamu-Medan Airport 97.63%, Ngurah Rai-Denpasar Airport 97.52%, Juanda-Surabaya Airport 95.52%, and Soekarno-Hatta Airport 90.68%.
The largest number of international passengers through Soekarno-Hatta Airport is 17.5 thousand people or 67.31% of the total passengers going abroad, followed by Ngurah Rai Airport 6.8 thousand people or 26.15%.
Thus, during January-April 2020 the number of air transport passengers to foreign countries, both using national and foreign flights as many as 3.4 million people or down 42.78% compared to the number of passengers in the same period the previous year.
The largest number of passengers going abroad through Ngurah Rai-Denpasar Airport reached 1.3 million people or 39.52% of the total number of passengers going abroad, followed by Soekarno-Hatta Airport 1.3 million people or 37.56%. [antaranews/photo special]