PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) will balance the utilization of passenger capacity at Terminal 2 Soekarno-Hatta in line with the increased availability of flight time (slot time).

According to the Director of Operations & Services of PT Angkasa Pura II, Muhamad Wasid said in his press release that increased flight traffic and increased slot time utilization were also followed by increased passenger capacity utilization at Terminal 2 Soekarno-Hatta.

“In the middle of COVID-19 Soekarno-Hatta operates with Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. This month, flight traffic has begun to recover and Terminal 2 serves up to 70% of total passengers in Soekarno-Hatta, while 30% is served through Terminal 3,” he said.

He added, seeing this condition, the red plate operators would balance so that Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 so that each terminal could serve 50% of total passengers in Soekarno-Hatta.

Furthermore, Muhammad Wasid said that balancing the terminal capacity utilization was carried out by moving Citilink flights from Terminal 2D to Terminal 3, and some flights in Terminal 2E to 2D began July 23, 2020. Aviation traffic gradually recovered at AP II airports including the gate Indonesia’s main airport, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

“This month, the average number of flights in Soekarno-Hatta is around 400-430 flights/day, a significant increase compared to the previous months of around 200 flights/day. The amount of this movement is indeed far from the number in the normal period before the COVID-19 pandemic, but in recent times the trend of flight traffic has strengthened,” Wasid noted.

He explained, as for slot time utilization also increased where in July 1-20 2020 had reached around 34% from previously only around 10%. [photo special]