Emergency PPKM Reduces Passengers Traffic in Angkasa Pura Airports

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  • A passenger is seen registering herself for the GeNose test at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Kuta, Bali, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The GeNose test and antigen swab will be removed as a condition of travel to Bali. Photo: Johannes P. Christo

    A passenger is seen registering herself for the GeNose test at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Kuta, Bali, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The GeNose test and antigen swab will be removed as a condition of travel to Bali. Photo: Johannes P. Christo

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State airport manager Angkasa Pura I (AP1) saw declining numbers of passengers in the 15 airports it operates during the emergency community restriction period or Emergency PPKM. On July 3, the first day of the Emergency PPKM, passenger traffic was recorded at 85,256. The next day, the number dropped to 73,214.

    By Monday, July 5, passenger traffic plunged to almost a third or 25,035 people.

    Angkasa Pura I VP of corporate secretary Handy Heryudhitiawan said on Tuesday, July 6, that the downtrend in passengers' traffic shows that the implementation of Emergency PPKM is quite effective in "curbing people's movements, especially in the transportation sector." 

    In June, Angkasa Pura I recorded 426,376 passengers in 15 airports, up by 49.6 percent from May. June's traffic was the highest in the highest monthly movement since January 2021.

    During the Emergency PPKM, passengers are required to show the results of the PCR swab test and a certificate stating that they have received at least the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Handy said that passengers are also asked to arrive at the airport 3 hours priors to boarding.

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