Husein Sastranegara Airport to add new terminal
The management at Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung, West Java,is planning to build a new terminal in addition to the current one in order to accommodate increasing numbers of passengers.
“We’re planning to begin construction of the new terminal at the end of the year,” PT Angkasa Pura II's general manager for the airport, Eko Diantoro, said Tuesday in Bandung, after a meeting with West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan to discuss the issue.
Eko said the new terminal would be built on land belonging to the Air Force inside the airport complex.
It will sit across 6,107 square meters of land, have two stories and have a total internal area of 13,000 square meters.
Eko said the construction will take two years to complete, and require a total of Rp 200 billion (US$22.4 million) in funds, Rp 30 billion of which will be provided by the company.
He added that, presently, the airport can only accommodate a maximum of 900 passengers; the new terminal is expected to add a threefold increase to that capacity.
“We’re also exploring the possibility of extending the airport’s runway,” Eko added, as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.