Appoints Wijaya Karya, Angkasa Pura Airports Begins the Development of Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport

20 Feb 2019

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JAKARTA – Angkasa Pura Airports has officially begun the development project of Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar along with the submission of work orders to state-owned construction company PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk, or WIKA, as contracting partner on Friday (2/15) at the Angkasa Pura Airports headquarters in Kemayoran, Jakarta.

 The Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport development project aims to expand the existing domestic passenger terminal to the south side, the parking building, and the main terminal road access. Some of the works are included in the Phase I Package I development, according to the masterplan of the Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport development.

The development project started when the work order was given to WIKA on February 15, 2019 and targeted to be completed in April 2021. In this development project, the existing terminal will be expanded from only 51,815 square meters with a capacity of 7 million passengers per year to 144,480 square meters with a capacity of 15.5 million passengers per year.

The Phase I of the development project of Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport consists of two work packages. Package 1 includes the work of revitalizing the existing terminal, expanding the existing terminal on the south side, parking building and the access to the terminal’s main road. Meanwhile, Package 2 includes the work on the construction of the southern apron and east apron along with supporting infrastructure.

Package 1 worth Rp2.6 trillion (US$185.4 million) and is executed by WIKA while Package 2 worth Rp464.2 billion (US$33.1 million) but the contractor partner has yet to be determined. In addition, the capacity of the apron will increase to 37 parking stands from 34 parking stands.

“Lack of capacity is the main problem occurring in almost all Angkasa Pura Airports, including at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar. The airport terminal can only accommodate 7 million passengers per year while the airport's passenger traffic has reached 13.5 million passengers in 2018. Therefore, airport development is an absolute solution that must be done and it is in line with the attempt to realize the company's new vision ‘Connecting the World by More Than Just Being an Airport Operator with Excellence Services that Provides Indonesia Hospitality’,” said Angkasa Pura Airports president director Faik Fahmi.

In the future, Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport will be developed to the ultimate stage and it is divided into four phases. Phase I development has been started in 2019 while Phase II development will begin in 2024 to increase the capacity of passengers to 21 million per year and parking stand capacity to 47. Phase III development will begin in 2034 to add the terminal capacity to 30.8 million passengers per year with 64 parking stands. Then, Phase IV development will begin in 2044 to reach the terminal's ultimate capacity of 40 million passengers per year with 78 parking stands.

The development of Angkasa Pura Airports is a manifestation of the company's commitment in supporting the development of air connectivity as well as development of regions, especially in the central and eastern part of Indonesia which are still not optimally developed. In addition, the development is also intended to continuously improve services by prioritizing the safety and security standards of airlines.