TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) noted that the cargo transport sector managed by the company was quite enthusiastic throughout the third quarter of 2020. President of PT Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin said that the trend of increasing freight transport performance was seen from July to August 2020.
“The impact of this pandemic exists and is also felt in cargo transport, but the freight market is still maintained. The steady handling of cargo at PT Angkasa Pura II airports has also contributed to the growth of cargo transport volume in the midst of this pandemic. We hope this upward trend will continue to the end. of the year, ”Awaluddin said in a written statement on Sunday, October 11, 2020.
Awaluddin said that PT Angkasa Pura II, airlines and other stakeholders are ensuring that cargo handling goes smoothly to support the performance of the national logistics sector in the midst of this pandemic.
According to him, the increase in the volume of cargo transport at PT Angkasa Pura II Airport began in the third quarter of 2020 in July 2020. During 1 – 31 July 2020, the cumulative volume of freight transport at 19 airports was registered at 49.07 million kilos, or an increase at around 14 percent. compared to June 2020 as much as 43.16 million kilograms.
In August 2020, the volume of freight transport is stable at around 49 million kilos. The trend of increasing cargo volume continued in September 2020, which recorded 53.90 million kilos or an increase of approximately 10 percent compared to August 2020.
Cumulatively during the third quarter of 2020, the cargo volume at 19 NPT Angkasa Pura II airports was registered at around 151.97 million kilos. Especially at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, which is the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, the volume of freight transport for the period July – September 2020 reaches around 120.75 million kilos.
With regard to the fourth quarter of 2020, it is estimated that the volume of freight transport at PT Angkasa Pura II airports is estimated to be around 167.16 million kilos to 174.76 million kilos.
“The volume of freight transport in the fourth quarter of 2020 is estimated to increase by 10-15 percent compared to the third quarter of 2020, one of which is triggered by emergency preparedness before Christmas and New Year in December,” said Awaluddin.