“[The airport] is operating as usual,” state-owned airport operator PT AP II corporate secretary Trisno Heryadi said in a statement.
There were no flight cancellations due to the bad weather, he added. However, AP II had worked together with the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), the Indonesian Military and the National Police to prepare trucks, buses and lifeboats to assist passengers stuck on the Cengkareng and Sedyatmo toll roads connecting the city to the airport. The toll roads were reportedly submerged by floods.
The company also called on airlines to allow passengers to take the next flight if they could not make their intended flight on time.
Trisno also urged passengers to leave for the airport earlier than usual to avoid traffic congestion caused by flooding.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta | Thu, January 17 2013, 1:48 PM