Even Though Airport Tax Increased, Soekarno Hatta is Top Busiest Airport in Southeast Asia
Early in August of this year, the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Authority is expected to implement a rise in air passenger service prices (PJP2U), sometimes known as an airport tax. This choice will be in line with the Transportation Ministry's choice.
Agus Haryadi, the Executive General Manager (EGM) of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, stated in Tangerang on Tuesday, July 19, according to Antaranews, that the rate adjustment is expected to go into effect on August 1, 2022.
He stated that this policy would be announced 30 days before it was put into effect. In addition to Soekarno-Hatta Airport, severalnumber of other commercial airports will also be subject to the airport tax rate revision.
"Actually, not only in Soekarno Hatta but at several other airports. This is a long-term proposed adjustment, but the Ministry of Transportation can only release it after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. So, two years ago, together with Terminal 1, we proposed it," he said.
Services at Terminals 2 and 3 of the airport will be impacted by the airport fee, and the Skytrain will resume service.
Soekarno Hatta continues to be the busiest airport in Southeast Asia, according to statistics from FlightsFrom.com, which was most recently updated on August 15, 2022.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, May 2022 had the highest number of travelers through the arrival and departure terminals at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
Data from the Transportation Ministry shows that on the one day when air travel during the Idul Fitri holiday season peaked, there were almost 150,000 passengers on 1,130 flights.
According to Novie Riyanto, the director general of civil aviation, around 3,500 passengers and 10,000 luggage arrive at Terminal 2, which primarily handles domestic aircraft, every hour.
After a brief closure owing to the pandemic, Terminal 1 was reopened last month in preparation for a sharp increase in air travel over the Ramadan and Idul Fitri holidays.
On Sunday, it's expected that roughly 54,000 people would use Terminal 3, which handles both domestic and international flights operated by significant airlines.
In late March, the airport in a Jakarta suburb started to see more than 100,000 travelers.
However, the present numbers are still lower than they were before to the pandemic, when the number of passengers could reach a peak of 200,000.
According to the UK-based worldwide flight information supplier, Official Airline Guide, Soekarno Hatta Airport entered the top 10 busiest airports in the world in January 2022 as a result of the opening of the border following the epidemic (OAG).
According to OAG data, Soetta Airport was ranked 10th in terms of flight seat capacity in January 2022 with a capacity of 2.82 million flying seats (domestic and international).
According to OAG, Soekarno-Hatta Airport's ranking in January 2022 was higher than it was in the months prior to the pandemic, specifically in January 2019 at position 15.
As reported by Antara on February 9th, "Jakarta is in 10th position, better than the time before the epidemic, which was 15th in 2019," stated OAG on its official website.
According to OAG, Soetta Airport was among the top 10 busiest airports in the world in January 2022 due to the size of the domestic market.
According to the number of available seats, the flight routes from Jakarta to Denpasar and Makassar are also among the top ten busiest domestic routes in the globe in January 2022.
Source: Tempo English, FlightsFrom.com, JakartaGlobe.id, Voi.id