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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Virgil van Dijk reveals Liverpool game plan to defeat Atletico Madrid

first_imgLiverpool may be kings of Europe but Virgil van Dijk believes the Reds still have to prove they deserve to remain in the Champions League.Advertisement Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves Loading… The Reds host the La Liga giants at Anfield on Wednesday night looking to overturn the 1-0 deficit from the first leg last month.Diego Simeone’s side are famed for their ability to spoil games and stop the most prolific of attacks.So it could be a nervy night for the Merseysiders who need to score to stand a chance of keeping on to their Champions League crown.Liverpool got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday but they were in the midst of their worst spell of a spectacular season having lost three of their last five games.“The pressure is always there,” said Van Dijk.“The thing is when you don’t get good results – we don’t get them too many – we have had three in the last five, but the outside world can talk like we are in a relegation battle.“It is what it is. We have to deal with that.“We have to be grown men about it, take it on the chin and show the world why we deserve to be where we are and why we deserve to still be in the Champions League.“But we know it is going to be unbelievably difficult.”This will be a night for patience at Anfield against Simeone’s well-drilled side who will no doubt set up defensively to maintain their slender advantage and look to poach an away goal.“It will be very difficult, with all due respect to Bournemouth, Atletico will be tough, they are a fantastic side,” said the Dutch defender.“They are one of the best in how they play. They are aggressive, together and they have fantastic players who can hurt you on the break too, so we have to have a fantastic night, all of us. Hopefully we can go through.“We have some time to prepare and we have to be ready for a very difficult challenge.“I think so far we have been sticking to our principles and whoever is on the pitch involved will give more than 100 per cent.The Dutchman believes Atletico are “one of the best in how they play”Read Also: Klopp confirms Liverpool captain ready for Atletico Madrid“Everyone is looking forward to this game and we all want to go through to the next round.“We know it is a difficult game and we will try everything we have to beat them. We know how difficult it will be.”Liverpool are famous for European comebacks and this side pulled off one of the greatest when they overturned a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona last season in the semi-final second leg at Anfield.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 And only a fantastic performance against Atletico Madrid will see the defending European champions into the quarter-finals.last_img read more

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Iowa Economic Development Authority director says Mason City “hitting it on all cylinders” (AUDIO)

first_imgMASON CITY — Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham was in Mason City today to see first-hand the progress on the River City Renaissance project. It’s part of the Iowa Reinvestment Act, a special program that allows cities to create special development districts where a portion of the sales and hotel-motel taxes can be set aside to help fund projects that spur economic development. Durham says despite some bumps in the road in getting things started, the IEDA was fully in support of the Mason City project. “Well I want you to know that we never wavered in our support of Mason City in this project, and yeah there were some missteps at the beginning, but you know that’s not untypical to be honest. When you’re trying to put together a deal as complicated with as many moving parts as you have here, I wouldn’t say that’s uncommon. We never wavered in our support of the project or support that at the end of the day Mason City would deliver great projects, which you always do, and I think today is a testament to that.” Durham says some of the issues Mason City had in getting the project moving were common with other Iowa Reinvestment Act projects.  “Absolutely, in fact I’ll use my own hometown Sioux City, I still live in Sioux City, and they had several changes to theirs as well. They just broke ground on the arena, which was kind of their pivotal point or the major element of their reinvestment district, and that that just is happening right. So you’re even further along than they are. We’ve seen that, we’ve seen some slow up on Waterloo. We’re still waiting to see what they’re going to do with the marina piece.” The initial $100 million of funding for the Iowa Reinvestment Act has been allocated, and Durham says there’s talks in the legislature of once again funding the program, but she says she has some concerns that would need to be addressed moving forward.   “You’re basing all of this on proformas. So let’s be honest, every proforma I’ve ever looked at is wrong, the question is how wrong is it right? So as your community will tell you, we put these communities under extreme scrutiny to really make that proforma as conservative as possible, because it doesn’t come back to the state, it actually comes back locally if there is a shortfall at the end of the day. We just won’t know that until the program is spent.” Durham says she likes what she’s been seeing recently in the Mason City-Clear Lake area.  “It seems like you guys are really hitting it on all cylinders here I have to tell you. I even like the things that the program the Chambers are doing, the “Breaking the Glass”, showing more diversity in leadership here. Those are the things that are so important. I’m impressed with what’s going on, and you can feel it. There’s an energy here today that I can say I haven’t felt as strong in years when the past times I’ve been here. This is a rallying cry for people, they do get to see it and say your leaders are making good decisions, this was a good thing for the community, and so yeah I think you should feel pretty good about where you’re at right now.” Durham was the keynote speaker for the “State of North Iowa” presentation from the Mason City Chamber of Commerce held at the Mason City Multi-purpose Arena. You can hear our full conversation with Durham via the audio player below. You can also hear it as well as her speech from today’s event during next Wednesday morning’s “Ask the Mayor” program on AM-1300 KGLO starting at about 9:10 AM.last_img read more

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