PT Angkasa Pura Logistik, a subsidiary of Angkasa Pura Airports, launched its second freighter, ATR 72-500F PK-PAT, to strengthen the company's air freight business.
Angkasa Pura Logistik had launched a new air freight business unit through the launch of the first cargo aircraft on June 4, 2020 at Syamsudin Noor Airport, Banjarmasin.
The launching ceremony of the second cargo aircraft was held virtually at Juanda Airport in Surabaya on Saturday (5/9).
The launch was carried out by the Operations Director PT Angkasa Pura Logistik Akhmad Munir, Business Director PT Pos Logistic Indonesia Titik Sugiharti and Commander of the Navy Airfield (Danlanudal) Col. Muhammad Tohir which was marked by a procession of pushback the freighter that will take off from Juanda Airport Surabaya to Sultan Airport Hasanuddin Makassar.
Angkasa Pura Airports President Director Faik Fahmi said, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Angkasa Pura Airports continues to seek and strengthen alternative sources of income through the expansion of its subsidiary businesses, one of which is the Angkasa Pura Logistik air freight business which this time has an additional cargo aircraft fleet.
"This is in accordance with our strategy in facing the new normal adaptation phase, namely the rebound strategy in which strengthening the new business portfolio is included in one of the five other initiatives such as preparation of the new normal, business process improvement, organizational restructuring, enterprise architecture, and strategic procurement," he said on a separate occasion.
PT Angkasa Pura Logistik President Director Danny P. Thaharsyah hopes that the second cargo plane will answer the needs of air cargo transportation in eastern Indonesia so that the distribution of cargo is faster, more precise and certainly at a relatively affordable price.
Currently, he continued, Angkasa Pura Logistik's air freight service has been supported by two ATR 72-500 aircraft leased from Pelita Air and in the next few months, one Boeing 737-300 cargo aircraft will be added to improve service efficiency.
The three air fleets will serve various types of general and special cargo shipments such as marine products, dangerous good, and oversized cargo with routes to 10 cities consisting of 9 domestic and 1 international. The 10 cities are Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar, Kendari, Ambon, Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Manado, Batam and Singapore.
Two ATR 72-500 aircraft that have a cargo capacity of 8,000 kg each serve three routes and one route; Jakarta-Batam-Jakarta, Jakarta-Banjarmasin-Jakarta, Jakarta-Makassar-Jakarta for the first aircraft and Surabaya-Makassar-Surabaya for the second one.Boeing 737-300 aircraft, which has a cargo capacity of 15,000 kg, will serve the Makassar-Singapore-Denpasar-Jakarta-Makassar route. (hlz/hlz)