Sepinggan airport remains open for logistics flights

Sepinggan Airport also continues to serve emergency flights such as medical flights, military flights or the transport of goods for humanitarian aid or other important situations.

Balikpapan (medialnews) – PT Angkasa Pura I, as the authority of Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan, said the airport will continue to operate logistics services when flights are prohibited from carrying passengers between 6 and 17 May 2021.

“Even though there was a elimination period of going home on May 6 and 17, the logistics transport flights were still operating normally and there was no reduction,” he said. . General Director (Managing Director) PT Angkasa Pura I Sepinggan Barata Come Riwahono, Wednesday.

The opening hours of the airport logistics service are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sepinggan Airport also continues to serve emergency flights such as medical flights, military flights or the transport of goods for humanitarian aid or other important situations.

Services at the airport range from navigation, refueling and parking of planes, to the loading and unloading of cargo.

Therefore, at Sepinggan Airport, there is always a checkpoint for air transport during the Eid transport period. This position consists of monitoring or supervising, controlling and reporting the operations of Sepinggan airport between May 6 and 24 or for the next 19 days.

According to Riwahono, the operational restrictions of the airports are in line with government policy through the circular from the COVID-19 (Satgas) task force and the Ministry of Transport.

The circular mentions the “pre” tightening period of the homecoming from April 22 to May 5, 2021, the elimination period of the homecoming from May 6 to 17, 2021 and the return of the squeeze-out period on 18- May 24.

The impact of tightening and eliminating that homecoming is a reduction in flights and then the elimination of flights by airlines.

According to the data received, Lion Group did not operate during the restriction period, then other airlines such as Citilink left two flights, namely one to Makassar and one to Surabaya.

For Garuda Indonesia, there are still two daily flights to Jakarta. “Other than that, there are no more passenger flights,” Riwahono said.
Also Read: It Is Angkasa Pura II’s Will To Support The Coming Home Elimination Period
Also Read: Garuda Indonesia Ensures Flight Preparation During Return Home Elimination
Also read: AOC: Kualanamu continues to serve flights in absence of return home

Reporter: Novi Abdi
Editor: Royke Sinaga
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