TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Vice President of Corporate Communications at State-owned airline operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) Yado Yarismano said Soekarno-Hatta airport was the 17th busiest airport in the world, as listed by Airport Council International (ACI).
The ranking was accounted from the 32,424,261 passengers who passed through the airport in the Q1 of 2018 and that was increased by 9 percent when compared to the same period last year at 29,837,845 passengers.
“Another growth can be reviewed from the aircraft movement that rises to 28.9 percent or 229,120 which previously at 177,686 movements in last year,” said Yado in a written statement today, July 7.
According to Yado, the traffic increase in the airport potentially sparked several problems including the airline’s on-time performance, the less effective of aircraft movement on the airside and also the less optimal of flight slots.
Therefore, Yado explained AP II was rushed to finish the management transition of the airport operations with technological approaches such as completing the project of Airport Operation Control Center (AOCC), enhancing the airside capacity by building East Cross Taxiway (ECT) and building the third runway.
“The project on AOCC, ECT, and the third runway [in Soekarno-Hatta Airport] is due to the significant industrial growth of the airline every year and that creates various dynamics of airline operations,” said Yado.