Angkasa Pura Airports Collaborates with Incheon to Manage Potential Airports

14 Aug 2019

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INCHEON - Angkasa Pura Airports is collaborating with South Koreas Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) to explore opportunities for cooperation in managing airports within the country and abroad, as well as other cooperation opportunities.

The collaboration was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the Angkasa Pura Airports President Director Faik Fahmi and IIAC CEO Koo Bon Hwan in Incheon, South Korea on Wednesday (08/14/2019).

"We are delighted to be able to collaborate with one of the best airport management companies in the world. This will further increase our confidence and optimism in a competition to obtain contract for airport management cooperation both in the country and abroad," Faik said.

Angkasa Pura Airports is currently in the process of managing several airports managed by the Ministry of Transportation, such as Aji Pangeran Tumenggung Pranoto International Airport in Samarinda, Sentani International Airport in Jayapura, Juwata International Airport in Tarakan, and Syukuran Aminuddin Amir Airport in Luwuk.

Angkasa Pura Airports is also participating in a tender to get a contract for the management of Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo and Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam.

The initial phase of this cooperation will focus on efforts to get the opportunities for cooperation in the development and management of Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, which is tendered by the Ministry of Transportation. Angkasa Pura Airports will form a consortium in order to participate in the selection of Government Cooperation with Hang Nadim International Airport Business Entities (KPBU),Faik said.

Apart from Hang Nadim International Airport, Faik added that the MoU also includes plans for managing airports abroad, including King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Airports in Kuwait, and other possible regional airports.

"We are optimistic about this cooperation. This agreement will make Angkasa Pura Airports have a greater opportunity to get cooperation contracts for managing potential airports. This will certainly further strengthen the portfolio of Angkasa Pura Airports as a world-class airport management company," Faik said.