INDONESIA’S state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II has prepared 1,496 extra flights during the festive season.
“The extra flights are in anticipation of the high demand during the holiday season and provide sufficient seats,” said Muhammad Awaluddin, the company’s president director.
Security had also been enhanced as airport security officers were being supported by Indonesian military and national police personnel.
Angkasa Pura II, which manages 13 airports in western Indonesia, had upgraded several facilities for the Christmas and New Year holidays by providing more parking spaces, taxis and buses.
Soekarno-Hatta Interna-tional Airport, also managed by the state-owned company, had scheduled extra flights for December 18 until January 8, totalling up to 40 round trips per day.
Flights during the festive|season will total 880 round |trips.
Flights from December 22 to January 4 at 13 Angkasa-managed airports are estimated to reach 29,502, up 4.5 per cent from normal periods.
Passenger numbers are predicted to increase 9 per cent to 4.18 million.