The programs have become the new standard for Soekarno-Hatta Airport as part of the efforts to protect airplane passengers as well as airport visitors and workers amid the pandemic.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Soekarno-Hatta Airport was declared the winner of the special 2021 COVID-19 Airport Excellence Awards at the 2021 Skytrax World Airport Awards.

President Director of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) Muhammad Awaluddin believes that Soekarno-Hatta Airport garnered international recognition on account of the collaboration between stakeholders.

“Thanks to the hard work of all personnel, Soekarno-Hatta Airport is considered to be one of the 38 airports in the world that can implement health protocols properly," Awaluddin noted in his statement on Tuesday.

Skytrax’s awards are presented on the basis of customer evaluation regarding the airports’ implementation of health protocols and adherence to hygiene and security protocols amid the global pandemic, according to the Angkasa Pura II president director.

Awaluddin echoed AP II's unwavering commitment to consistently improving Indonesia's aviation service while maintaining its contribution in the national economic recovery program and handling of COVID-19 through social aids and transport of vaccines as well as repatriation flights for Indonesian citizens.

In order to bolster health protocols and handle the pandemic, Soekarno-Hatta Airport has implemented various programs: the biosecurity management system, biosafety management system, provision of airport health and vaccination center, as well as workforce protection.

The biosecurity management system aims to ensure adherence to the health protocols of physical distancing, health screening, touchless passenger processing, facility cleanliness, and people protection. Furthermore, the airport currently necessitates passengers to show their vaccination certificates in the PeduliLindungi apps before going on board.

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Meanwhile, the biosafety management system takes biohazard precautions, conducts environment screening and infrastructure sterilization, as well as ensures public health through Safety from Hazard Intervention and Ensuring Less of Disease Program. Inspection personnel are tasked with ensuring that the program runs in accordance with the protocols.

The health centers operate round the clock at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 where passengers can conduct a COVID-19 test as one of the flight requirements. Furthermore, the airport conducts vaccination programs for passengers and public, with some 40 thousand recipients recorded from July 3 to August 8, 2021.

In addition, the company ensures workforce protection by mandating the use of personal protective equipment for personnel, implementing the COVID-19 tracing and tracking program using the iPerform apps, conducting COVID-19 tests, as well as adjusting the service and operational patterns, for instance, by presenting a video customer assistant.

"The programs have become the new standard for Soekarno-Hatta Airport as part of the efforts to protect airplane passengers as well as airport visitors and workers amid the pandemic," the president director affirmed.
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Translator: Adimas Fahky, Uyu Liman
Editor: Suharto
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