The Jakarta Post
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has said it targets 1 million aircraft movements at the airports under its management this year, up from 821.000 movements last year.
AP II operates 14 airports across the country, including major gateways like Jakarta-serving Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
He said the airports under AP II’s management had served more than 100 million passengers last year.
“It is the first time that AP II served 100 million passengers. [That figure] was achieved through solid collaboration between airports and airlines,” said AP II president director Muhammad Awaluddin in a statement received on Monday.
He added that the company had organized a gathering to bring together representatives of airlines, airports and air navigation firm Airnav Indonesia in Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands.
During the gathering, which took place from Friday to Saturday last week, AP II sought input from its business partners on how to improve the mobilization of planes for both domestic and international flights.
This year, AP II is expected to facilitate 4 million of a targeted 17 million foreign tourist arrivals.
“President Joko Widodo has said tourism will become the core of Indonesia’s economy. The Tourism Ministry has a great task in boosting tourist arrivals, and airports have a great role,” Awaluddin added.
AP II plans to make the gathering an annual event to discuss ongoing issues about aviation and related businesses. (bbn)