Statistics Indonesia: Air Passengers Rise 36.68 Percent in March 2021

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  • Statistics Indonesia (BPS) head Suhariyanto. TEMPO/Fikri Arigi

    Statistics Indonesia (BPS) head Suhariyanto. TEMPO/Fikri Arigi

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Statistics Indonesia (BPS) said Monday domestic air passengers in March 2021 reached 2.6 million, which was a 38.68 percent surge compared to February of 2021. 

    BPS deputy of distribution statistics and services Setianto said the increase also happened in international flights.

    “Passengers of international flights grew 24.46 percent to 40.7 thousand people,” said Setianto in Monday’s virtual press conference on May 3. 

    Domestic flight passengers amounted to 6.9 million people from January to March 2021, but compared to the same period last year this number is a 58.68 percent drop. International flight passengers also nose-dived by 96.31 percent to only 124.4 thousand passengers. 

    Meanwhile, sea transportation in March of 2021 increased by 6.57 percent (1.3 million passengers) compared to February this year. Throughout January-March, the amount of passengers dropped 38.90 percent compared to the same period in 2020. 

    Statistics Indonesia also noted a similar trend was evident in the number of train passengers, which grew 24.44 percent in March compared to February, but in the January-March period it dropped by 58.08 percent compared to the same period in 2020.

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