“Starting from July, we will focus on the recovery of aviation traffic to support economic activities in Indonesia,” said Awaluddin in an official statement on July 4.The plan is part of the company’s strategy to ignite the recovery of the aviation industry, which also includes reopening domestic routes and increasing flight frequency.The aviation industry has been battered by the COVID-19 outbreak, as people have been forced to cancel their travel plans amid restrictions on movement. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that 2020 will be the worst year in history for airlines, with global airlines expected to face a combined US$84.3 billion in losses, according to a report published on June 9.AP II stated that its plan to increase the number of available flights slots would only be effective in giving a boost to the aviation industry if airlines also increased their flight frequency and reopened routes that were closed due to low demand. State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II plans to increase the number of available flight slots and normalize its operational hours in July, as it seeks to spur the recovery of the aviation industry that has been severely impacted by the ongoing health crisis.The airport operator has set a target to make 30 percent of flight slots available at its 19 airports across the country, from the previous 10 to 20 percent made available during the COVID-19 outbreak.For example, at the country’s main airport, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, it aims to make 330 of the airport’s 1,100 daily flight slots available. Low cost carrier Citilink Indonesia aims to increase its flight frequency to 168 flights per day in July, from just 100 daily flights in June, its president director Juliandra Nurtjahjo said on July 4.This figure will be increased to 200 daily flights by the fourth quarter, or around 68 percent of the Citilink’s normal traffic before the pandemic.“We are optimizing aircraft utilization while prioritizing health aspects through disinfection processes and with the use of HEPA [high-efficiency particulate air] filters,” Juliandra said.National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, Citilink’s parent company, reported that despite a slight improvement in airline traffic in recent weeks following the easing of travel restrictions, its passenger numbers were still down 90 percent, while 70 percent of its aircraft remained grounded.The airline booked a $120 million loss in the first quarter of the year, compared to the $20.48 million profit it reaped in the January to March period of 2019.Meanwhile, AP II’s plan to normalize the airport’s operational hours was welcomed by state-owned air navigation firm AirNav Indonesia.During the pandemic, many airports across Indonesia have seen a reduction in operational hours to adjust to plummeting passenger numbers.The company will adjust its flight navigation service to the new, normalized operational hours of the airports, Airnav Indonesia president director M. Pramintohadi Sukarno said. Topics :
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Nearly 60 USC players under Dedeaux went on to big league careers, including Mark McGwire, Randy Johnson, Tom Seaver, Dave Kingman, Fred Lynn and Roy Smalley. Dedeaux had a record of 1,332-571-11, the most wins in Division I history until Cliff Gustafson of Texas surpassed him in 1994. Dedeaux’s record currently ranks seventh among Division I coaches. He had a winning percentage of .699. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “A giant has passed away,” said USC athletic director and 1965 Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett, also an outfielder for Dedeaux. “It leaves a huge void in all of baseball.” Dedeaux had winning seasons in 41 of his 45 years with the Trojans. During one stretch, USC went 37 years without a losing season. “Rod Dedeaux was one of a kind. I consider myself fortunate enough to have been his friend,” Seaver said Thursday night through New York Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz. “He never forgot you. Even though I was only there for one year, it seemed like I played for him for 10 or 20 years. There’s no one who has ever been like him.” The Trojans’ national championships included five in a row from 1970-74 no other school has won more than two straight — and they won 28 conference titles under him. A number of baseball publications named Dedeaux “Coach of the Century.” “Rod not only was college baseball’s greatest coach, he was the sport’s and USC’s greatest ambassador,” said current USC baseball coach Mike Gillespie, an outfielder on Dedeaux’s 1961 national championship team. LOS ANGELES — Rod Dedeaux, who coached USC to a record 11 NCAA baseball championships and turned out a parade of future major leaguers, died Thursday. He was 91. Dedeaux, who coached the Trojans for 45 years before retiring in 1986, died in suburban Glendale of complications from a stroke that he had on Dec. 2, the school said. Former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda said he and Dedeaux were “real good buddies” for 43 years. “I’ll cherish the days that I spent with him and traveled with him,” Lasorda said Thursday night. “He was my mentor, he was my idol, and he was my friend.” Lasorda said Dedeaux’s family put a television in his room Wednesday night showing the national championship football game between USC and Texas. The Trojans lost 41-38. “He loved USC very, very much,” Lasorda said. Dedeaux played three seasons for Southern California and appeared in two games at shortstop for the 1935 Brooklyn Dodgers, going 1-for-4 with an RBI. A back injury ended his career several years later. In recent years, Dedeaux walked with the aid of a cane shaped like a baseball bat that had the signatures of several Hall of Famers. “Rod was amazing when I was at USC,” Seaver said in 2004 when former players gathered for Dedeaux’s 90th birthday. “I didn’t learn to throw a slider from him, but he taught me more important things. “I learned about passion for the game, about concentration, about being part of a team. He taught us all how to conduct ourselves in a uniform.” Dedeaux was a frequent visitor to Trojans’ games at the field named in his honor in recent years, attended every College World Series since retiring, and was a regular at Dodger Stadium. With a mischievous twinkle in his eye, he called almost everyone “Tiger.” He took pride in more than just winning. “To be a success as a baseball player is fun, but it’s another thing to be a success in life,” he once said. “We have all sorts of success stories — lawyers, businessmen — and they say that playing baseball here was an important time of their lives.” Dedeaux’s teams were known for late-inning rallies, and for having fun while they played. Rookies had to take turns wearing a red wig on road trips. “It was a fun tradition,” Seaver said. Dedeaux donned the wig once as a disguise. “I got thrown out of a game for one of the few times,” he said. “I went back and got the wig and a pair of sunglasses and sat in the stands. Everybody was laughing up a storm, and the umpire was looking around trying to figure out what was going on. He never did.” Smalley respected Dedeaux’s coaching style. “Rod’s genius was for getting everybody to buy into his thinking of how to play the game and how to behave,” he said in 2004. “One amazing thing was his ability to be a disciplinarian without you knowing he was. “He let players have fun, but still disciplined them so they would be at their best. We kept a list of fines 25 cents.” Born Raoul Martial Dedeaux in New Orleans, he moved to California as a youngster. Dedeaux also helped in the development of amateur baseball in the United States and overseas. In 1964, he coached the U.S. Olympic team when baseball was a demonstration sport, and guided the Americans to a silver medal in Los Angeles 20 years later when the sport achieved medal status. Dedeaux lent his expertise to Hollywood, serving as technical director and consultant for the baseball movies “Field of Dreams” and “A League of Their Own.” He founded Dart Transportation Inc. in the 1930s and it grew into a million-dollar trucking business. He continued to show up for work daily until recently. He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons Justin and Terry; daughters Michele and Denise; and nine grandchildren, including current USC baseball player Adam Dedeaux. Funeral details were pending. A memorial service at Dedeaux Field will be held next spring. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!