Lombok airport to limit flight operations during ‘mudik’ ban: official
The point is that we, as an airport operator, have always supported government policy to control the spread of COVID-19.
Mataram (ANTARA) – 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 the return flight, known locally as the name of “ mudik ”.
During the ban on return exodus from May 6 to May 17, 2021, the airport will continue to operate, but will only allow special flights, the 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 backward exodus, 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 ban on return exodus, saying the airlines had not confirmed whether they would suspend flights entirely or operate partially. 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 three thousand people per day, with 32 aircraft movements per day, ”he said. (INE)
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