Angkasa Pura Airports Wins The Best SOE 2019 Award From Infobank

25 Oct 2019

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JAKARTA - Angkasa Pura Airports has won the "The Best SOE 2019" with "Excellent" title for its financial performance in 2018 at the 2019 Infobank State Owned Enterprises (SOE) Award.

Angkasa Pura Airports President Director Faik Fahmi also won "The Best CEO" for the category "Accessibility Development for Tourism 2019" at the same event. The award was given by Infobank Magazine Chief Editor Eko B. Supriyanto to Faik during the 2019 Infobank The Best SOE Award held at the Grand Ballroom of Kempinski Hotel Friday (10/25).

"The Best CEO 2019" award was given to Faik for his leadership which is considered has contributed in opening the access for tourism through the development of airport infrastructure so as to expand air connectivity. It is deemed to ease people to fly to various tourism destinations in the country.

"Thank you for the award and the appreciation given to Angkasa Pura Airports. I present this award to all Angkasa Pura Airports employee who have worked hard and hand in hand to help accomplish the vision of Angkasa Pura Airports 'Connecting the World Beyond Airport Operators with Indonesian Experience'. This vision emphasizes the goals of Angkasa Pura I, which is to be not only an airport operator but also a contributor to the creation of tourism destinations and airport services with the characteristic of Indonesian hospitality,” Faik said.

Keep Developing Airports to Support the Development of Tourism Destinations

In line with the government's efforts to boost the growth of tourism sector through the 10 Priority Tourism Destination Program or often called "10 New Bali", Angkasa Pura Airports is also keen to build and develop its airports which mostly located in tourism areas in the central and eastern regions of Indonesia. To support the accessibility and development of tourist destinations in Joglosemar (Yogyakarta, Solo and Semarang) region, Angkasa Pura Airports is currently developing three airports, namely the construction of the new General Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, the expansion of the passenger terminal of Adi Soemarmo International Airport in Solo, and the construction of Yogyakarta International Airport in Kulon Progo.

Yogyakarta International Airport with a capacity of 15 million passengers per year has been operating since June 2019 but still only serve domestic flights. In 2020, the airport will be fully operational.

Meanwhile,  the new terminal of General Ahmad Yani International airport, with a capacity of seven million passengers per year, has officially inaugurated by President Joko Widodo in June 2018. With modern facilities and airport design adopting the concept of eco-airport with most buildings constructed on water, the airport deserves to be a new icon and the pride of the people of Central Java.

On the other side, the expansion of Adi Soemarmo International Airport terminal was completed in August 2019 to add the capacity to 1.3 million passengers per year from the previous capacity of only around 800,000 passengers per year. Adi Soemarmo International Airport Terminal is also directly connected to the airport’s train station of which constructed has also been completed.

Furthermore, Angkasa Pura Airports will soon complete the construction of the new Banjarmasin’s Syamsudin Noor International Airport terminal. The airport is planned to be inaugurated in mid-December 2019. The capacity of the airport's passenger terminal will be seven million passengers per year, larger compared to the old terminal capacity of only 1.5 million passengers per year. With terminal designs which look like canoe and terminal roofs that resemble diamonds, the airport will become a new icon for South Kalimantan.