MOUNTBATURSUNRISETREKKING.COM, JAKARTA, 10 Alternative Ari-port Prepared if Mount Agung Eruption. Ministry of transportation (Kemenhub) has set up 10 airports to anticipate an increase in the activity of Mount Agung, Bali.
It presented the Minister of transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi after the roll out of meetings with a range of stakeholders and Kemenhub after the opening event of the Asia Europe Meeting Transport Minister Meeting (ASEM THICK.) at the Westin Hotel Nusa Dua, Bali, on Tuesday (2 September 2017).
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“There are 10 airports that we prepare in anticipation of the eruption of Mount Agung in Jakarta, Makassar, Surabaya, Balikpapan, Manado, Ambon, Solo, Praya, Kupang, Banyuwangi. The airport is the tenth airport as an alternative for the aircraft that served Reunite flights to Ngurah Rai airport closed when volcanic ash Mount Agung affected, “said Budi Karya in the description of the press received on Tuesday (2 September 2017).
However, Budi Karya prays May the eruption of Mount Agung in erupt not bring any impact that severe and interfere with flights from and to the airport Ngurah Rai.
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According to the (Menhub), estimated there are 5,000 passengers affected when Ngurah Rai airport was closed due to the eruption of Mount Agung.
In anticipation of this, the (Menhub) said it had prepared two plans. The first plan to move passengers to Banyuwangi and Praya route and the second plan is between Surabaya and Banyuwangi by road.
“Kemenhub has prepared 100 buses for the mobilization of passengers out of Bali, Surabaya and Banyuwangi via Praya. Of the estimated 5,000 passengers affected, 70 percent are expected to come out of Bali. While 30 percent are passengers originating from Balinese so it’s not necessary to drive vehicles, “explains Menhub.
For handling passengers next, after arriving at Surabaya and Banyuwangi, Praya was left to each airline. Menhub said that the tenth Airport prepared is to alternate landing (divert) against the aircraft already fly to Bali.
“So the plane would have landed the closest to the location of the plane was located, or the direction of arrival of the aircraft. For example if the aircraft were in position near the airport in Makassar, then the plane will land there (Makassar). For the later transfer of Airnav will perform, “Said Menhub
In addition Menhub asks each airport authority coordinate with relevant agencies. “Each authority should coordinate with relevant agencies. For example if tourists should stay over because the incidence of the eruption of Mount Agung, then immigration should give help related extension of tourist visa. To smooth stuff help me ask that coordinate with the customs, “said Budi Karya.
Present at the meeting were representatives from the coordinating Secretary of the Air Transportation Praminto Ditjen Hadi, Ngurah Rai Airport Authority Herson, Plt. Ground Transportation Ditjen Hindro Surahmat, President Director of PT Angkasa Pura I Danang Baskoro, Director of Novie AirNav Arwana, and airline representatives.