AP II limits flights, sets up new system to avoid congestion

first_imgState airport operator Angkasa Pura (AP) II is applying new policies at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, after images of passengers crowding the airport went viral.The policies include dividing passenger lines into four sections, separating the document verification and health check process, as well as limiting flights to only seven per hour.AP II is set to enforce the new rules, aimed at supporting physical distancing measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, in the airport’s Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 starting on Friday. Topics : The passengers were lining up to get all their flight documents checked as additional requirements, such as a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, rapid test results or health documents from a hospital or clinic, as well as a return ticket, are needed to fly during the COVID-19 mitigation period.“With the new system, this morning’s passenger flow was seamless for the domestic departure process at Terminal 2,” Awaluddin said, adding that a similar procedure was also being applied at Terminal 3, with some adjustments.Meanwhile, the airport will also limit hourly flights to up to seven flights to avoid passenger crowding. On Friday, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will only serve a total of 54 departures and 56 arrivals.The country’s airport served up to 1,200 flights daily on normal days before the pandemic.The airport’s stakeholders have also agreed to cap the aircraft capacity for each flight to 50 percent to further ease the departure process while supporting physical distancing efforts, the operator stated.center_img “We have carried out an evaluation and subsequently implemented the new policy. Today, on May 15, the departure process for domestic routes is going well at Soekarno-Hatta, both in Terminal 2 and 3,” said AP II president director Muhammad Awaluddin in a statement released on Friday. The new system is expected to prevent the congestion of passengers at the airport. The first section of the passenger line will be designated for document verification, while the second section is for passengers filling in forms such as the Health Alert Card (HAC).Meanwhile, airport health office personnel will assess the passengers’ health in the third section of the line, while the last post is for passengers passing the inspection to proceed to check-in counters.Images of crowding passengers in the country’s biggest airport circulated on Thursday, apparently caused by an influx of passengers coming for morning flights. Thirteen departures were scheduled between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to AP II communications manager Febri Toga Simatupang.last_img read more

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Brookville Aquatic Center fundraiser announced

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Brookville American Legion will hold a delicious fundraiser for the new aquatic center.Friday, May 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. chicken and pork chop dinners with fries and cole slaw will be offered.The Brookville American Legion is donating all the food and supplies for the event.last_img

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Heisler: Lakers no longer even do no-brainers, like tanking and Jerry West

first_imgWith the third-worst at No. 28 where the Lakers finished, they just dropped to 46.9 percent.Worse, their No. 1 in 2019 pick is also at greater risk. If they keep this year’s lottery pick, they owe Orlando only a pair of second-rounders (2017 and 2018) to complete the Dwight Howard trade.If they lose this year’s lottery pick, the Magic get their unprotected No. 1 in 2019.Teams with less motivation tanked for all they were worth. The Suns, who will keep their lottery pick whether it’s in the top three or not, shut down Eric Bledsoe on March 15, played their kids who are even younger than the young Lakers—if just as promising or more so–saw Devin Booker go for 70 points in Boston and still lost that game and 14 of their last 16.Luke Walton looked like he was trying, as when he benched a healthy D’Angelo Russell after he scored 28 against Memphis for the next game against the Spurs, but couldn’t keep the Lakers from going on that winning streak with an 8.9 percent better chance of keeping two No. 1s — both potentially in the lottery — at stake.The fans got it if the Lakers didn’t. After the Lakers beat the Spurs, Thomas Robinson told our Mark Medina that fans got on him on Twitter for damaging their chances in the lottery.If Magic has zero experience with tanking, they have been prone to this kind of managerial passivity right along.I hated seeing GM Mitch Kupchak take the rap for working closely with Jim Buss when he had no choice in the matter. Nevertheless, four-square as Mitch was, gaming the system wasn’t something he did naturally, as in the 2013-14 season when the Lakers, 18-25 at the All-Star break, played it straight the rest of the way with Mike D’Antoni coaching for his job, coming in sixth-worst at 27-55 when a bottom-three finish might have gotten them Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker or Joel Embiid instead of Julius Randle.If Magic lacks Mitch’s experience, he’s a decisive guy who’s not above gaming the system or turning it into a cocked hat if it gives the Lakers an edge.This wasn’t merely about an edge. With a thin-enough chance at 55.8 percent, this was all-important. All Lakerdom will feel their agony if their 46.9 percent chance doesn’t come in at the May 16 lottery.These days the Lakers don’t even do no-brainers, like inviting Jerry West back in a consultant’s role like the one he has with the Warriors. A Lakers insider told me it’s not happening … even though the Lakers are aware West would love to be asked back.The reason cited isn’t much different than what Jim Buss felt: They don’t think they need West.A) They’re wrong, and B) even if they’re right, they could only gain by having West in the conversation.It remains to be seen just what the Lakers will do. In any case, between now and May 16, they had all better start praying.Mark Heisler has written an NBA column since 1991 and was honored with the Naismith Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Award in 2006. His column is published Sundays in Southern California News Group print editions. For years I welcomed the end of the regular season with a prayer:Thank heavens that’s over!Of course, that was before the Lakers were through at this point, now in their fourth straight year out of the playoffs, and counting.There’s a new NBA narrative locally in which the regular season is discounted for both teams. As everyone knows, the Clippers’ season means nothing and the playoffs everything — which is actually true for all teams but a special curse for them, obliged as they are to compete on turf the Lakers have taken possession of in perpetuity. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLaker seasons now mean nothing, either. It’s all about the lottery … assuming they keep their pick … which is now — oops! — less than a 50 percent shot.Losing the pick would mean having gained next to nothing (they have the Rockets’ No. 1 at No. 28) after another grisly year of developing the young players who are so precious to them, even if none is yet a star.The question for Lakers fans is no longer whether Lonzo Ball will be Magic Johnson’s Magic … but if Magic is magical enough to beat their diminished odds in the lottery.The real question is how the Lakers blew it down the stretch with Phoenix two games ahead of them in the standings, zooming past the Suns with an inopportune five-game winning streak in April.With the second-worst record at No. 29, the Lakers would have had a 55.8 percent chance of drawing a top-three pick, which they wouldn’t have to convey to Philadelphia.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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