Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta recorded a spike of 40 percent in the number of passengers at the peak of the 2024 Eid return flow on Monday.

"As per Monday noon, about 15 thousand passengers have landed at the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, an increase of 40 percent as compared to the previous days," the airport's public relations officer, Nadia Putri, remarked in Jakarta.

According to Putri, most of the passengers came from the Juanda Airport in East Java, Kualanamu Airport in North Sumatra, Yogyakarta International Airport in Yogyakarta, as well as airports in South Sumatra and Central Java.

To deal with the heavy flow of arrivals, she noted that the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport has decided to speed up its luggage services.

"We are collaborating with airlines to pursue on-time performance and reduce delays while coordinating with ground handling officers to ensure that it will only take a maximum of 15 minutes for passengers to retrieve their luggage after landing," she pointed out.

Putri highlighted that the airport management had also been in coordination with the Indonesian Army, National Police (Police), aviation security officers, and Indonesian Air Force to deal with the surge in the number of passengers.

"To anticipate surging (number of) passengers, we are also cooperating with official land transport stakeholders to pick up the passengers," she stated.

Furthermore, the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport has stationed doctors from the Ministry of Health to tend to passengers experiencing health issues, she stated.

She then appealed to passengers to contact airline officers in the event of health problems to allow the officers to coordinate with the airport management to prepare necessary medical measures.

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