A POWER outage at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport yesterday resulted in a total of 27 flight delays for flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.
Power disruptions hit many areas in Central, South and West Jakarta from 13:15 pm yesterday and lasted for more than two hours, causing delays for fourteen Garuda flights, and trickling down to affect thirteen flights later on.
“(The outage) resulted in delays of between fifteen minutes and one hour,” said Garuda vice president corporate communications, Pujobroto.
Services that were disrupted included flights bound for Denpasar, Pekanbaru, Surakarta, Palembang, Semarang, Batam, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Hari Cahyono, corporate secretary of Angkasa Pura II Airport Authority, which manages Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, was quoted as saying that the facility was operating as per normal, with power supplied by eight backup generators.
According to Garuda’s Pujobroto, however, the boarding process at domestic terminal F, all work at the transfer desk, and the sorting of flight documents in the control room had to be conducted manually.