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November 4, 2019
JAKARTA - Angkasa Pura Airports is developing several airports to support the government of Indonesia’s commitment to improve air connectivity in the central and eastern regions of the country. Some of the airports are Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo, Syamsudin Noor International Airport in Banjarmasin, Lombok International Airport in Praya, and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar.
During the inauguration of President and Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia for the 2019-2024 period at the parliament complex on October 20, President Joko Widodo emphasized that infrastructure development remained the focus of the government's work in the next five years.
Infrastructure is important to connect the production area to the distribution area which also facilitates access to the tourism area to trigger employment opportunities that will ultimately provide more added value to the people's economy.
"Along with the government's focus on developing transport infrastructure, Angkasa Pura Airports also continues to boost the development of several airports in the central and eastern regions of Indonesia," said Angkasa Pura Airports president director Faik Fahmi.
Syamsudin Noor International Airport in Banjarmasin
As of October 20, 2019, the progress of Syamsudin Noor International Airport development project, which is included in the national strategic project (PSN), is 93.6 percent and is targeted to be operational and inaugurated by the end of 2019. The new terminal of the airport will increase the capacity of the passenger terminal to seven million passengers per year, nearly five times bigger than the capacity of the old terminal which can only accommodate 1.5 million passengers per year. In 2018, Syamsudin Noor International Airport served 3.9 million passengers, soared 7.1 percent compared to passenger traffic in 2017.
The Syamsudin Noor International Airport development project, which cost around Rp2 trillion (US$142 million), consists of the construction of a new terminal, the expansion of the apron and the expansion of the cargo terminal. When the project is completed, the area of the passenger terminal is expanded to 77,569 square meters (capacity of 7 million passengers per year) from only 9,043 square meters (capacity of 1.6 million passengers per year). While the apron area is expanded to 129,812 square meters which can accommodate 16 narrow-body aircraft from 80,412 square meters which can only accommodate eight narrow-body aircraft. For the first phase of cargo terminal expansion, it will be able to accommodate 44,000 tons per year from only 22,297 tons per year. With a terminal designed to look like a canoe and roof that resembles a diamond, the airport will become a new icon of South Kalimantan.
Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo
As of October 27, 2019, the progress of the construction of the Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) is 86.4 percent with domestic flights targeted to be fully operational in January 2020. Meanwhile, the international flights are expected to be fully operational in March 2020.
The development of YIA is one of the National Strategic Projects (PSN) which was mandated by the government of the Republic of Indonesia to Angkasa Pura Airports. YIA is needed with consideration that the existing Adisutjipto International Airport lacks of capacity.
After the first phase of the construction is completed in early 2020, YIA will have a 3-storey passenger terminal on an area of 219,000 square meters with a capacity of 15 million passengers per year, a runway of 3,250 x 45 meters, four avio bridges, apron area of 371,205 square meters (capacity of 22 parking stands ), a cargo terminal area of 12,000 square meters (capacity of 40,300 tons per year), and a 3-storey parking building with an area of 137,280 square meters that can accommodate thousands of motor vehicles.
Sultan Hasanuddin International Aiport in Makassar
Meanwhile, the Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport development project has begun on the design and expansion of terminal 1 and the south-east apron. As of October 20, 2019, the terminal development progress is 16.3 percent and is targeted to be completed in early 2021.
With the development project, the passenger terminal will be expanded to 166,815 square meters that can accommodate 15 million passengers per year from 51,815 square meters with a capacity of only seven million passengers per year. In addition, the apron will also be expanded to 385,346 square meters (capacity of 53 parking stands) from 185,500 square meters (capacity of 42 parking stands)
In addition to the three airports, in August 2019, the expansion of Solo’s Adi Soemarmo International Airport terminal was completed, increasing the capacity to 1.3 million passengers per year from around 800,000 passengers per year. The Adi Soemarmo Airport terminal is also directly connected to the airport train station of which construction has also been completed. By the end of 2019, the airport train station is expected to be operational.
Besides, to support the development of the Mandalika special economic zone (KEK), which is the location of the 2021 MotoGP event, Angkasa Pura Airports is also developing the Lombok International Airport in Praya by extending the airport’s runway to 3,330 meters from 2,750 meters, expanding the terminal area to 40,000 meters square that can accommodate seven million passengers per year.
"The development of the airports managed by Angkasa Pura Airports is carried out to improve connectivity and increase air transport traffic capacity in the central and eastern regions of Indonesia so that it can support the journey of foreign tourists to various regions in Indonesia. In the end, the development can also help accomplishing the national target of 20 million foreign tourists to Indonesia in 2020,” Faik said.