Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's Director General of Air Transport Kristi Endah Murni reported that the number of air passengers during the recent Eid al-Fitr homecoming season increased by 4 percent compared to 2023.

She stated at the Eid Transport Command Center closing ceremony in Jakarta on Friday that from April 3 to 18, the number of passengers on domestic and international flights was 4,079,613.

Murni added that the figure also showed an improved recovery rate of 94 percent compared with 2019 or before the pandemic.

"We also recorded 31,406 aircraft movements, an 87-percent recovery compared with 2019, and an increase of 3 percent from 2023," she said.

The growth of passenger, aircraft, and cargo flight movements during this year's Eid homecoming season is a positive sign for Indonesia's air transport development, she noted.

Murni disclosed that the highest daily number of air passengers during the season was recorded at 309,473 on April 15.

Meanwhile, the three airports with the highest number of passengers during the season were Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (878,422), Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport (292,592), and Medan's Kualanamu Airport (56,688).

She expressed her gratitude for the collaboration and coordination between all parties, which led to the success of the air travel organization during Eid al-Fitr.

"As the improvement occurred in all aspects, I wish to express my gratitude and utmost appreciation to all officers in the head office and regions, flight inspectors, aviation stakeholders, and all other parties that contributed to this success," Murni stated.

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