Jakarta Floods: Halim Perdanakusuma Partially Reopens
Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta which was closed on Wednesday (1/1) morning following the flooding at its runway on Wednesday at 2.30 pm was reopened for the operation of certain types of aircraft.
“From 45 meters of the runway’s original width, 30 meters can be used today at 2.30 p.m.,” Ministry of Transportation’s Director General of Civil Aviation Polana B Pramesti said after inspecting Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, on Wednesday (1/1) afternoon.
Polana went to say that only A320 and Boeing 737 aircrafts can currently use the 30m wide runway due to the flooding at the runway side, adding that the operations of the airport will be evaluated to make the runway ready to be used on its original width.
She added that the Ministry will continue to monitor and coordinate with the airport authority, flag carriers, and civil aviation stakeholders to take any necessary measure. “We will do our utmost to prioritize the safety, security, and comfort of all passengers,” Polana said. (EN/Transportation Ministry PR/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by : M. Ersan Pamungkas