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Jakarta Post

Kuala Namu airport to become regional hub

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 26 2012   /  08:00 am

When complete, Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, will be a major regional airport hub that can compete with Changi International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, an official says.

Tri Sunoko, the president director of state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II), which will operate the airport, said that the company would be helped by South Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corporation to achieve its target.

Under the terms of an agreement signed in Jakarta on Monday, Incheon will provide assistance ranging from management expertise to infrastructure technology to develop Kuala Namu airport to meet world-class standards.

“We are cooperating with Incheon because it has been named the best airport in the world and we can learn a lot from them,” Tri said. “This partnership will surely improve facilities a...