Archipelago

Angkasa Pura calls S. Korean
team to survey Juanda airport

Juanda Aiport operator PT Angkasa Pura I has announced plans to recruit a team from South Korea to conduct a thorough survey and formulate a plan to revamp the airport.

“The survey will take one year to complete, starting from 2012,” PT Angkasa Pura general manager Trikora Harjo said Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

Trikora added that the survey, which will be conducted by South Korea's Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), was being organized in efforts to improve the airport’s non-aeronautical revenue.

Until now the airport’s aeronautical revenue was it’s main source of income, accounting for around 65 percent, while non-aeronautical revenues accounted for the remainder.

“We will reverse this. We want non-aeronautical revenue to be 65 percent and aeronautical revenue to be 35 percent,” he said.

Trikora added that the company had a vision to turn Juanda into a “city airport” that would provide passengers with facilities that would meet their every need.

“Basically, we want to make passengers and visitors feel comfortable and safe while at the airport,” he said.

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