Conducting Proving Flight, Citilink Successfully Lands on Yogyakarta International Airport

02 May 2019

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KULON PROGO - Ahead of its first commercial flight on Monday (6/5) with route from Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (HLP) in Jakarta - Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA), Citilink Indonesia conducts proving flight from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) in Jakarta - YIA on Thursday (2/5). 

Citilink uses Airbus A320-214 aircraft with flight number QG3361 and successfully landed on the YIA runway 11 at 12.03 local time. The aircraft also successfully fly back to CGK at 13.40 local time.

For information, proving flight is an operational test to ensure the airline's readiness to operate a new route related to with the operation of the new airport. The Proving flight is led by Capt. Agus Setiono, accompanied by Capt. Teguh Kristiono and Capt. Muh. Ali Imron, as well as representatives from the Directorate of Aircraft Operation Feasibility (DKPPU).

“The successful proving flight is a milestone in the construction of the Yogyakarta International Airport. This certainly proves the readiness of Yogyakarta International Airport's infrastructure that supports the safety and security of commercial flight operations," said Angkasa Pura Airports technical director Lukman F. Laisa.

After the proving flight, Citilink will open a commercial flight route to Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport three times a week starting Monday, May 6, 2019. Following Citilink, the next commercial flight planned to operate is Batik Air to Samarinda, Palangkaraya, and Cengkareng starting May 15, 2019.

Yogyakarta International Airport has airside facility with a runway of 3,250 meters with width of 45 meters and runway shoulder of 15 meters on each side. The specification of the runway is able to accommodate wide-body aircraft such as Boeing 777-300 and Airbus A380. Facilities for the Flight Accident Relief and Fire Extinguishers (PKP-PK) at YIA fall into Category 8.

Meanwhile, the landslide facilities are a terminal with an area of 12,900 square meters, that is ready to be used, from a total of 210,000 square meters for the full operation by the end of 2019. The passenger terminal has 12 check-in counters, two x-rays, two walk through metal detectors (WTMD), 400 waiting chairs, six immigration counters on arrival and departure, and two bag conveyor belts.

The other available airport service facilities are signage, information counters, flight information display system, announcement, public transportation information, customer service with staff from local residents of Kulon Progo, Tourist Information Center, facilities for the disabled including lounges, toilets, lifts and drop zone, 132 facilities care workers, nursery rooms, kid zones, reading corners, and 400 trolleys.