Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Will Be Closed, Airlines Wait for Official Statement

Suara.com – The government plans to close Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta. Closing this airport because it will be revitalized. However, until now there is no certainty when the airport will be closed.

To note, several national airlines are still operating several flights at Halim Airport. One of them, Lion Group, which still operates Batik Air flights.

So, what will happen to Batik Air’s flight operations when Halim Airport is closed?

President Director of Lion Air Group, Edward Sirait admitted that he had not received official information regarding the closure of the airport. So, he continued, the airline has not taken any steps forward.

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“We’ll wait for the official announcement,” said Edward when contacted by Suara.com, which was written on Tuesday (9/11/2021).

However, the man who is familiarly called Edo ensured that Batik air flight operations at Halim Airport were still running normally.

Previously, the Ministry of Transportation revealed that it plans to revitalize Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP), in order to increase the flight safety factor.

Director General of Civil Aviation Novie Riyanto said the revitalization was carried out considering Halim Airport has a vital function, but there has been a decline in the quality of airport elements, especially the runway.

“We are preparing the design of the air side, such as runway reconstruction and repair of the drainage system. We are discussing things with various parties,” said Novie Riyanto in a statement monitored in Jakarta, Friday (11/5/2021).

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Novie explained that intensive discussions are being carried out in coordination with the Ministry of Defense, Air Force, Ministry of Finance, State Secretariat, Ministry of PUPR, Angkasa Pura II, and other relevant stakeholders.

He added that currently being discussed various things that must be prepared regarding the impact of this revitalization process which takes approximately one year.

This is to ensure safety, and the best service can be met.

“The operationalization plan and others will be submitted after discussions with the relevant Ministries and Institutions,” he concluded.

Source: Suara.com – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by www.suara.com.

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