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Kulonprogo to host Yogyakarta’s new airport

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 5 2012   /  10:00 am

State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I and the Yogyakarta administration will build a new airport in Temon in Kulonprogo regency, a Transportation Ministry official says.

“Based on our feasibility study, Kulonprogo is the most suitable location for the new airport. The provincial government is currently waiting for a permit from the Transportation Ministry to start the master plan,” spokesman Merpin Butarbutar said in Jakarta on Monday.

The company had previously considered building the province’s second airport in Sanden in Bantul regency.

Merpin said that PT Angkasa Pura I was working with India’s GVK Power and Infrastructure to complete the airport feasibility study and master plan.

“We are going to build the new airport on a 700-hectare plot that will be able to accommodate 6 million passengers,” he said.

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