The G20 delegation at Soekarno Hatta Airport welcomes the tradition of the water salute

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The arrival of the delegation was solemnly welcomed at Soekarno-Hatta Airport G20 with tradition Water salute or pour, Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.

Executive General Manager Soekarno Hatta Airport Agus Haryadi said the solemn greeting of delegates who arrived this week to attend the 1st Sherpa meeting in Jakarta from December 7th to 8th, 2021 also shows a willingness to support all activities of the Indonesian G20 Presidency in 2022.

“We make the ceremony out of tradition Water salute This is a form of greeting and respect from all G20 delegates. On the other hand, it also shows that Soekarno-Hatta Airport is ready to support all activities of the Indonesian G20 presidency in 2022, ”said Agus in his statement in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Agus said tradition Water salute itself is already known in the aviation world as a form of greeting at the airport or as respect for the arrival of passengers, the aircraft itself or the airline.

tradition Water salute When the G20 delegation was welcomed at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, two Foam Tender 3000 vehicles from the Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) stood parallel to each other on both sides of the lane. Runway at a distance of about 95 meters to shoot water upwards at an angle of 45 degrees and meet at one point so that the water that is shot forms like a giant arc.

The QR 954 aircraft from Qatar Airways with the G20 delegation drove between the two ARFSS vehicles and under the rising water, so that the entire fuselage was wetted when crossing the water.

He explained that Qatar Airways took off QR 954 from Abu Dhabi and landed at Soekarno-Hatta Airport at around 2:40 p.m. WIB with 6 passengers who were the G20 delegation from England, India, Russia and Sweden.

“After getting off the plane, on arrival at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, the G20 delegates meet with a team of escorts who will provide assistance Airport handling and hospitality. The G20 delegates will also attend Hospitality lounge in the international arrivals area of ​​Terminal 3, “he said.

In addition, the VIP terminal at Soekarno-Hatta Airport was also operated to welcome a number of delegates.

“The G20 delegation is picked up by the VIP terminal in an electric car prepared by the committee. As stated by the government, the use of electric cars is part of set a good example to hold the G20 presidency, “he said.

Agus added that the arrival of a number of G20 delegates who will be attending the 1st Sherpa Meeting has been arriving smoothly at Soekarno-Hatta Airport since Sunday, December 5, 2021.

“We are grateful that the arrival of the G20 delegation went smoothly, the support team has the best support in terms of Airport handling and hospitality, “he said.

In order to support the activities of the G20 delegates in Indonesia, Soekarno-Hatta Airport also offers a Health Protocol REadiness (HORE) application, which can be used by the G20 delegates for digital data collection, whereby this application can also be used in the peduli application is integrated.

The use of the PeduliLinden application is known to be necessary to support activities amid this pandemic.

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