Bus and Aviobridge, Why is Passenger Access Service to Aircraft Different?

Bus and Aviobridge, Why is Passenger Access Service to Aircraft Different?
Apron of West Java International Airport, Kertajati. Image source: AVTEN / Ery

AVTEN - For those of you who have ever traveled using an airplane, there may have been a question in your mind, why is there a service to go up and down planes for passenger using bus or aviobridge (a bridge connecting passenger lounge to aircraft doors).

This certainly has a reason. In his Instagram account, Angkasa Pura I explains the difference in these services. The use of both facilities must adjust with the regulations that apply to each airport.

If an airline plane is parked at apron not far from the departure terminal, then the facility used to facilitate passenger access to the aircraft is garbarata.

But with a note that aviobridge facilities are available at the airport. Also, be aware that aviobridge facilities can only be used if the aviobridge type matches the type of aircraft.

Whereas if an airline plane is parked at the apron about 200 meters from the departure terminal, then the airline will provide a bus to take or pick up passengers.

Utilization of the two facilities in accordance with Indonesian Minister of Transportation Regulation Number PM 185 of 2015.