MAJALENGKA, - The activity of the number of passengers and aircraft at Kertajati International Airport (KJT) began to feel busy. Since the flight arrangement was effectively carried out with Husein Sastranegara Bandung (BDO) Airport on Monday 1 July 2019, a total of 3,782 passengers have tried the airport in Majalengka Regency.
Director of PT Bandarudara Internasional West Java (BIJB) Muhamad Singgih said that 3,782 passengers consisted of 36 aircraft movements that occurred today. Departure routes served by Kertajati namely; Denpasar, Medan, Palembang, Lombok, Banjarmasin, Pekanbaru, Balikpapan, Pontianak, Batam, Surabaya and Makassar. The arrivals came from the cities of Surabaya, Denpasar, Pekanbaru, Banjarmasin, Medan, Palembang, Batam, Makassar, Balikpapan, Lombok and Pontianak.
"This means that there are 18 take offs and 18 landing at Kertajati Airport today with passengers approaching 3,800," said Singgih at Kertajati International Airport, Majalengka Regency, Monday 1 July 2019.
The level of passenger occupancy served by the airline is also quite encouraging. For example, the Medan, Balikapapan and Denpasar and Batam load factor (LF) routes are above 90 percent. Even the Batam route served by Lion Air reaches 100 percent. "If averaged for today, the LF from flights is estimated to be 70 percent," Singgih said.
According to Singgih, in terms of airport service, there are no significant problems. The needs of the community in the terminal area that have used the airport services are also assisted by employees of PT BIJB to introduce all the facilities they have. Because many people are still adapting to Badara Kertajati.
"Intermodal service turns out that there are still people who are confused, even though there is a special station where there are 12 modes that serve. From there our employees deploy to help passengers who come or go to direct," he said.
Airport public facilities in the form of commercial areas, toilets, prayer rooms, atm, money changers, and baggage, said Singgih, must still have a special escort. Because not a few passengers who first used Kertajati Airport as a destination to fly and land.
"The location is where they are not familiar. If they are often used, they will get used to it and certainly hope they can continue to choose Kertajati to fly," he added.
As of July 1, the airline that previously served flights in BDO switched simultaneously on a regular basis to the West Java Citizen Pride Airport. Even June 30, Air Asia made its maiden flight to Denpasar. Garuda Indonesia, which has the license as a state-owned airline, serves the Denpasar route flights with a daily frequency. Furthermore, Citilink will serve daily flights to Denpasar, Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang and Surabaya.
While Lion Air is the busiest airline. There are 10 routes that are served every day from and to Kertajati namely; Pekanbaru, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Denpasar (3 flights), Medan (2 flights), Batam, Surabaya, Lombok, Pontianak, and Makassar.
Furthermore, there is AirAsia that serves Denpasar (daily) and Surabaya routes with a frequency of three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). The Xpress Air opens its flights to Padang and Palembang once a week (every Tuesday) starting August 1.
Transportation service modes to reach the airports in Majalengka Regency have also been prepared. Nine regions are served by mass transportation from buses and travel as well as online taxis that schedule departure and return adjust to flight schedules. The nine regions are Bandung, Sumedang, Tasikmalaya, Purwakarta, Indramayu, Cikarang, Cirebon, Kuningan and Majalengka.
Even PT BIJB embraces Damri Corporation for free from and to Kertajati Airport for Bandung residents for one month as a form of route compensation compensation. Discounts are also given travel an average of 30 percent on passengers who will fly from this airport. Setting Kertajati Airport Routes Attracted by Passengers