23 Jan 2019Back to List
SEMARANG – In a bid to support the economic growth of Central Java through the increase of shipping goods (cargo and post) by airplane, Angkasa Pura Airports inaugurated cargo and new postal terminals of General Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang which has a capacity three times greater than the old terminal.
Along with the increase of passenger traffic each year, there is also a rise in air cargo demand and post. In 2017, cargo traffic at General Ahmad Yani International Airport amounted to 17,630 tons, rose 34 percent to 23,556 tons in 2018. The growth rate of cargo is higher than the growth of passenger traffic. In 2018, passenger traffic was 5.1 million, only increased 17 percent from 4.4 million in 2017.
Furthermore, cargo traffic in 2018 was amounted to 23,556 tons and has exceeded the capacity of the old cargo terminal of General Ahmad Yani International Airport which is only 20,000 tons per year. Hence, to overcome capacity limitations added with the increasing demand of air cargo both from the airport and towards the airport, Angkasa Pura has expanded and added its capacity through the construction of new cargo and postal terminals.
"The expansion of cargo and postal terminals which was inaugurated today is the answer to the challenges of increasing goods movement, growth of flight traffic, and the needs of quality service of service users," said Angkasa Pura Airports marketing and service director Devy Suradji.
Devy added that the new cargo terminal of General Ahmad Yani International Airport would facilitate local commodity exporters in Central Java to export their products to foreign markets. For example, the transshipment of export of jasmine from Tegal Regency, which was originally through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, can be done through General Ahmad Yani International Airport involving Semarang Agricultural Service Quarantine Office.
The new cargo and postal terminals, which has a capacity of 60,000 tons per year, occupies an area of 2,560 square meters, approximately four times larger than the old cargo and postal terminals which only occupies an area of 639 square meters with capacity of only 20,000 tons per year.
Angkasa Pura Airports always supports the improvement of the regional economy by providing airport service to support the transport of people and goods by airplane. Services with adequate capacity to accommodate the second traffic will be beneficial to the distribution of goods to be more efficient and effective.