SRIWIJAYA Air provides free Antigen rapid tests on a number of flights to re-stimulate public interest in flying by airplane, as well as to provide facilities especially for passengers.

According to Sriwijaya Air Group Commercial Director Henoch Rudi Iwanudin in a written statement in Jakarta on Sunday, the reason for holding the free Antigen rapid test stated that we saw firsthand that the current pandemic condition was increasingly worrying, but the movement of passengers using aircraft for various purposes was still not avoided.

“The free Antigen rapid test program exists on several Sriwijaya Air and NAM Air flight routes, including Jakarta-Pangkal Pinang-Jakarta, Jakarta-Tanjung Pandan-Jakarta, Pangkal Pinang-Tanjung Pandan-Pangkal Pinang, Pangkal Pinang-Palembang-Pangkal Pinang, and Pontianak-Putussibau, and Pontianak-Jakarta,” he said.

He explained, the location for the implementation of the free Antigen rapid test was available at the Sriwijaya Air Group Office in Melawai Branch, Sriwijaya Air Tower in Cengkareng, Kalbu Intan Medika Hospital in Pangkal Pinang, Belitung Medical Center in Tanjung Pandan, Dr. Jane Ariesta Clinic in Palembang, Hospital Bhayangkara TK III Anton Soedjarwo in Pontianak, and Prima Clinic Lab in Ketapang.

“The free Antigen rapid test period, he continued, is valid from now until February 8, 2021, while the flight period is from today to February 10, 2021,” Henoch noted.

He added that the Sriwijaya Air Group also took various measures to prevent COVID-19, including disinfection of the aircraft cabin, cleaning every detail of the seats, installing a High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter in each fleet, and distributing COVID-19 protection equipment. [antaranews/photo special]