Ahead of NYIA International Terminal Operation: Construction 53 Percent Completed

11 Feb 2019

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YOGYAKARTA – The progress of the construction of the New Yogyakarta International Airport’s international terminal in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta has reached 53 percent in the 30th week of the work or as of February 6, 2019.   When the international terminal begins to operate in April 2019, airside facilities including runways, rapid taxiway 1, holding bay 1, parallel taxiway, exit taxiway, and the apron are targeted to be 100 percent complete.

 Meanwhile, landside facilities such as a terminal building of 12,000 square meters, supporting buildings (such as the Flight Accident Aid and Firefighters building, cargo and airplane expedition, mosques, Main Power House (MPH), administrative buildings) are also targeted to be 100 percent complete by April.  

"We are optimistic that we can complete the construction project of one of the largest airports in Indonesia on time. In the second week of March, the verification process conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DJPU) of the Ministry of Transportation is targeted to be done. When operating the international terminal, the overall development of the New Yogyakarta International Airport has reached 50 percent, with terminals of 12,000 square meters, runways of 3,250 x 45 meters, 4 units of aviobridge, and parking areas that can accommodate up to 500 vehicles," said Angkasa Pura Airports president director Faik Fahmi.

 The New Yogyakarta International Airport or NYIA is one of the National Strategic Projects mandated by the government to Angkasa Pura Airports. NYIA has to be built as soon as possible because the existing Adisutjipto International Airport is lacking in capacity.

 The first phase of the NYIA development is targeted to be completed in December 2019. The NYIA will have a terminal of 210,000 square meters with a capacity of 14 million passengers per year, nine times the capacity of Adisutjipto International Airport.

 "NYIA will be the third largest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten and I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. The development of NYIA is expected to increase the number of tourists to Yogyakarta and have multiplier effect to boost economic growth, trade and logistics in Yogyakarta and its surroundings," Faik added.

 Angkasa Pura Airports as the initiator of the NYIA project has also noticed the potential disaster mitigation in the southern coast of Yogyakarta. The NYIA runway is built at an altitude of 7.8 meters above sea level and is one kilometer away from the coast. Meanwhile, the apron is built at an altitude of 8 meters above sea level and the terminal is 9 meters above sea level. The terminal building has also been designed to withstand earthquakes of up to 8.8 Richter scale.

 According to Faik, the NYIA is a manifestation of Angkasa Pura Airports' commitment in supporting the development of air connectivity and boost the development of the region. For service users, the NYIA will increase the level of service in the aspect of service while still prioritizing safety and security.

 "It is hoped that the Special Region of Yogyakarta will become more special with the presence of NYIA," Faik said.