Authorities Close Yogyakarta Airport Until Next Monday
Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta’s Adi Sutjipto domestic and international airport has been closed until at least Monday.
Agus Adriyanto, the airport’s general manager, said on Tuesday that state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura had shut the hub until Nov. 15, at which time another decision would be made.
Despite the ban on civilian and commercial flights in and out of Yogyakarta, the Indonesian Air Force was still operating Hercules flights to deliver aid to the internally displaced.
More than 300,000 people are believed to be housed in government shelters.
Kiki, a student from Indonesia Islamic University (UII) in Sleman, Yogyakarta, was observed at the airport attempting to get refunds for her Rp 655,000 ($73) Lion Air flights to her hometown of Palembang, South Sumatra.
She said she had been there since the morning because she was not told the flights had been canceled and was hoping to make alternative arrangements.
A spokesperson said their were no plans to close Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.