Yogyakarta International Airport To Fully Operate On March 29, 2020

23 Mar 2020

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JAKARTA - Angkasa Pura Airports is set to fully operate Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo on March 29, 2020. It is marked by the transfer of all flights at Yogyakarta’s Adisutjipto International Airport to YIA, excluding scheduled and unscheduled flights with propeller planes and VIP flights using private jets.

As many as 54 flights consisting of 48 domestic flights (24 scheduled departures and 24 scheduled arrivals) and six international flight schedules for Malaysia and Singapore have been transferred.

"YIA is one of the National Strategic Projects (PSN) mandated by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to Angkasa Pura Airports to overcome the lack of capacity at Adisutjipto Airport. The transfer of all flights from Adisutjipto Airport in the midst of the current situation is also a solution to reduce the risk of coronavirus/Covid-19 transmission due to passengers density and limited space to implement the concept of social distancing properly at Adisutjipto Airport,” said Angkasa Pura Airports president director Faik Fahmi.

With a passenger terminal of ​​219,000 square meters, YIA can accommodate up to 20 million passengers per year and is 11 times larger than Adisutjipto International Airport which can only accommodate 1.8 million passengers per year. The airport has a runway of 3,250 x 45 meters with a runway shoulder of 15 meters on both sides and has Pavement Classification Number (PCN) 107. The Aircraft and Fire Accident Rescue facility (PKP-PK) at YIA falls into Category 8.

"This specification makes YIA able to be landed by a large and heaviest aircraft such as Boeing 777-300 and Airbus A380," Faik added.

Since it began operating on May 6, 2019 until February 2020, YIA has served more than 336,823 passengers and saw 3,843 aircraft movements with 13 domestic routes to Denpasar, Banjarmasin, Palembang, Jakarta (Cengkareng and Halim Perdanakusuma), Palangka Raya, Batam, Banjarmasin, Samarinda, Tarakan, Pontianak, Makassar and Kualanamu.

The full operation of YIA will make it operates for 24 hours from only 12 hours starting at 06.00 - 18.00 local time. Meanwhile, the operating hours of Yogyakarta Adisutjipto Airport will change from 05.00 - 21.00 to 05.00 - 18.00 local time.

 YIA will also be supported by multimodal accessibility such as toll roads and airport trains that will be connected directly to the airport. Currently, YIA is supported by public transportation such as Damri, SatelQu, airport taxis, online taxis, and trains from the nearest station Wojo Station which can be reached within 10 minutes from the airport with motor vehicle. Various choices of transportation mode will make it easier for passengers using airport services.

"With the full operation of YIA, we are very confident that we will be able to provide a multiplier effect on the economy, tourism and logistics in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, especially Kulon Progo and Central Java in the future," Faik added.