JAKARTA - PT Angkasa Pura (Persero) II or AP II has lowered the prices of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests at a number of airports it operates, including Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Cengkareng and Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung. This was announced by AP II CEO Muhammad Awaluddin in a press release on Friday (18/12).

The current prices are Rp 800,000 for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests with 24-hour results (from previously Rp 885,000), Rp 200,000 for antigen rapid tests with 15-minute results (from previously Rp 385,000), and Rp 85,000 for antibody rapid tests.

AP II is partnered with PT Farmalab Indo Utama (FIU) as the operator of Airport Health Centers. "We have discussed the matter as well as supplies of COVID-19 test kits," said Mr Awaluddin.

According to Mr Awaluddin, the lower prices will apply during the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Until 4 January 2021, AP II has received requests for additional flights from airlines amounting to 1,006 extra flights with 133,000 additional seats. (LK/MS)