Lombok airport to limit flight operations during Eid reunion ban: official
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The management of PT Angkasa Pura I, which operates Lombok Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport in West Nusa Tenggara, has assured that the airport will operate normally despite the ban on Return home from Eid, locally known as’mudik“.
During the Eid return ban from May 6 to 17, 2021, the airport will continue to operate, but will only allow special flights, Lombok Airport Stakeholder Relations Manager informed. Arif Haryanto.
“Special flights are flights intended for heads of higher institutions and guests of the state, for repatriation and for those related to law enforcement, orders, emergency services and the transport of goods”, said Haryanto, contacted by cell phone here on Tuesday.
Although Lombok Airport will continue to operate, commercial and non-commercial air operations, both domestic and international, will be suspended during the ban on returning to Eid, he said.
“The point is that we, as an airport operator, have always supported government policy to control the spread of COVID-19,” he noted.
Haryanto, however, did not provide details on how many flights would be suspended during the Return home from Eid ban, saying the airlines have not confirmed whether they will suspend flights completely or partially operate special flights.
“This cannot yet be ensured since the airlines have neither confirmed either completely suspending flights nor partially operating for special flights. The average number of departing and arriving passengers at Lombok airport is around 3,000 people per day, with 32 aircraft movements per day, ”he said.
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