Haze Disturbs The Aviation, Ministry of Transportation Asks The Citizens To Be Patient
Haze disturbs the aviation, Ministry of Transportation asks the citizens to be patient.
TRIBUNBATAM.id, BATAM - The Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) asks all flight stakeholders to continue to prioritize the safety for the air transportation service users.
This follows by the haze from the forest and land fires (Karhutla) in the Kalimantan and Sumatra regions.
The Director General of Civil Aviation, Polana B Pramesti, said that his party was always do the monitors and continues to coordinate through the Office of the Airport Authority (OBU), especially those who have work areas in Kalimantan and Sumatera.
Communication is carried out to the airport operator, AirNav Indonesia, the Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Department (BMKG) and the parties so that they immediately follow up if the smoke distribution interferes the flight operations.
Polana asked the users of the air transportation services to understand the current conditions. Because the safety is so important and bcome the main thing also.
"We ask for the users of air transportation services to be patient, because safety is a top priority," he said.
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) has appealed to the aircraft passengers to pay attention to the latest information related to flight status. This follows smoke that has the potential to interfere with the visibility of flights.
The Information about the latest flight status can be known from the airline that operates the flight.
Angkasa Pura II VP of Corporate Communications, Yado Yarismano said that Angkasa Pura II airports are currently operating, but with due regard to the safety factors, some flights have been canceled.
"So far Lion Air Group has informed the cancellation of 20 flights, which there are also flight routes at Angkasa Pura II airports located in Sumatra (Kualanamu, Jambi, Pekanbaru) and Kalimantan (Palangkaraya)," Yadi said in his statement on Monday (16/9/2019).
Yado said, now Angkasa Pura II personnel in all airports will prepare everything for the convenience of passengers at the terminal. Especially for passengers who are affected by delays or flight cancellations due to the smoke.
"Angkasa Pura II is intensely coordinating with related parties such as AirNav Indonesia, BMKG and related airlines to the flight operations. The main factor is flight safety and security. The latest information will always be conveyed to the public and also the passengers of the aircraft," he said.
He added, although there was smog haze due to Karhutla, a number of airports under the AP II Authority were still operating as usual. (*)
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