Juanda International Airport in Sidoarjo, East Java province, has predicted that homebound passenger activities at the airport will peak five days before Eid-al-Fitr festivities, with the number of air passengers estimated at 55,263.
Also, the return flow will peak three days after Eid-al-Fitr, with the number of air passengers projected at 62,137, Juanda International Airport General Manager Heru Prasetyo said in Sidoarjo on Tuesday.
"We predict the number of flights will decline 17.23 percent and the number of passengers fall 22 percent, compared to the same period last year," he said.
To ensure smooth operations, as well as safety and security in accordance with 3S+1C (Safety, Security, Services dan Compliance), the airport will set up an integrated command post. "The Juanda International Airport will set up command posts in two different location, one at Terminal 1 (T1) and the other at Terminal 2 (T2)," Heru said.
The command posts will be open for 16 days, from May 29 to June 13,
"In addition to the branch of state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) at Juanda International Airport, the command posts will also involve officers from other agencies, including Regional Airport Authority III, Juanda Airbase, TNI AD (the Indonesian Army), TNI AU (the Indonesian Air Force), Sedati Police Precinct, AIRNAV (Air Navigation Service), BMKG (the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency), Basarnas (the National Search and Rescue Agency), CIQ (Customs, Immigration Quarantine), the Port Health Office, Airlines and Ground Handling," Heru added.