MAJALENGKA (BeritaTrans.com) - Welcoming the new normal era, airlines are ready to return to serve Kertajati Airport, Majalengka, West Java.
At the managed airport of PT Angkasa Pura II and PT West Java International Airport (BIJB), three airlines are ready to fly 17 flight schedules a day.
"The airline is Lion Air, Citilink, AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines," said President Director of PT BIJB, Salahudin Rafi, to BeritaTrans.com and Aksi.id, Monday (7/7/2020).
He said the readiness of Malaysia Airlines was evident from the flight schedule plan of the airline from the neighboring country, which included flights twice a week to Kertajati.
As is known Malaysia Airlines flew first with the route Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Kertajati (KJT) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on Thursday (02/13/2020).
Malaysia Airlines plane landed smoothly at 19.45 WIB at Kertajati Airport carrying 71 passengers. Then the B737-800 returned to Kuala Lumpur carrying 171 passengers, some of whom were pilgrims.
Airport management, Rafi expressed also was ready to serve passengers and aircraft. The service is certainly by promoting the health protocol.
Rafi stated that all provisions in the health protocol were implemented including disinfection of public facilities, the use of masks, portable hand sanitizers and the changing of public service facilities without the touch of a hand.
He emphasized that like PT Angkasa Pura II's managed airports, Kertajati also implemented digital platform services so as to reduce physical contact.
In the context of health checks and health related travel documents, he said that Port Health Office officials are also always ready to serve.
To support the mobility of prospective passengers, Perum DAMRI management is also ready to operate buses on the Kertajati route to a number of destinations.
The former Director of Airport and Technology Development of PT Angkasa Pura II said he was optimistic that flights would soon recover in the new normal era.
"Moreover, the economy and tourism in Majalengka and the surrounding area began to stretch, becoming a positive signal of the rise of flights at Kertajati Airport," he said.