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Soekarno-Hatta, and Changi Airport Serve over 60 Million Passengers in 2017
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Soekarno-Hatta, and Changi Airport Serve over 60 Million Passengers in 2017

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has reported it received 63 million ( 63,015,620 ) airline passengers throughout 2017, up by 8 percent from 58.2 million in 2016.

The number of international-bound passengers jumped to 14.71 million. This was a 12 percent increase from 2016, the airport wrote in a press statement. Meanwhile, the number of domestic passengers also increased by 7 percent to 48.3 million.

In line with the rise in passenger numbers, aircraft movements also went up by 8 percent to 447,390.

"This is thanks to the implementation of a sustainable smart airport program, which gives us more efficiency and increased operational effectiveness," the airport’s executive general manager M. Suriawan Wakan said in the statement.

The management had also been developing all three existing terminals at the airport, including supporting facilities such as a Skytrain that connects the airport terminals.

Airport train Jakarta | brilio.net
Airport train Jakarta | brilio.net

The airport train service, which had only been launched late last year to cut travel time to the airport from downtown Jakarta, had also contributed to the achievement, Suriawan added. 

Changi Airport T4 | changiairport.com
Changi Airport T4 | changiairport.com

Meanwhile, Changi Airport  Singapore also celebrated the crossing of yet another milestone on December 18, recording 60 million passenger movements in 2017, a first in a calendar year.  Other heavyweight airports in the region, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Kuala Lumpur Int'l Airport have yet announced the overall passengers for 2017. 

Source : The Jakarta Post | Republika | Straits Times 

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