Suara.com – Garuda Indonesia Group, through its Garuda Indonesia and Citilink flight service lines, projects that it will carry at least 51,000 passengers at the peak of the return flow for Eid 2022 today, Sunday (8/5/2022).
Meanwhile, Garuda Indonesia Group projects that the total number of passengers flying in the return period from May 4, 2022 to May 9, 2022 is estimated to reach 267,000 passengers.
The projection will certainly continue to move dynamically in line with the extension of the school holiday period until May 12, 2022 which was announced by the Government.
President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfan Setiaputra, said that the trend of passenger movement so far is still in line with the projected increase in passengers during the Lebaran return period.
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However, anticipatory steps are still being prepared by Garuda if there is an increase in passenger movement during the extended school holiday period this Eid holiday period.
“So far, we estimate that the peak of the Lebaran backflow will take place on May 8, 2022, where on that day, the Garuda Indonesia Group will serve at least 341 flights carrying as many as 51,323 passengers at the peak of the return,” said Irfan in a press statement quoted on Sunday (Sunday). 8/5/2022).
“For this reason, Garuda Indonesia continues to optimize its flight service capacity, one of which is by increasing the frequency and operating bigger aircraft on a number of routes with high demand, such as Kualanamu – Jakarta, Padang – Jakarta, Pekanbaru – Jakarta to Surabaya – Jakarta. In addition, Garuda Indonesia also continues to optimize passenger entry for outbound routes from Jakarta to Denpasar and vice versa,” continued Irfan.
“With the average passenger load rate reaching more than 85 percent on each flight, of course we also urge the public to be more careful in planning trips during this backflow period that is aligned with their travel needs,” he said again.
“We estimate that the trend of passenger movement on the return flight will continue until May 16, 2022. For this reason, we will continue to strengthen coordination with aviation service stakeholders to ensure that the readiness of flight operations continues to run optimally, including the consistency of implementing health protocols which are a form of responsibility. as well as shared priorities to ensure safe and healthy backflow of Lebaran for the community can run optimally,” concluded Irfan Setiaputra.
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