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Welcome to new Yogyakarta airport

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Yogyakarta   /   Thu, July 11, 2019   /  10:18 am
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Maiden landing: Flight QG3361, a Citilink-operated Airbus A320, is the first commercial flight to touch down at Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) on May 2. The Yogyakarta administration is targeting to attract 600,000 foreign tourists this year.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)

Gendry Prahma was waiting for his flight to Jakarta on Friday at the newly built Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo. It was his first time taking a flight from YIA as previously he always flew from Adisutjipto International Airport. His first impression was favorable. “I think [the space] here is better, it is also much more organized and neater. In Adisutjipto, I am sorry to say, the size was small and not as big as here, so it’s good that it moved here,” he said. One thing that concerned him was the location of YIA, which is about 44 kilometers from the city of Yogyakarta. Gendry had to take an airport train and shuttle bus to get there from the city. He hoped access to YIA could be more seamless in the future when the airport is fully operational. Since serving its first commercial flight in May, YIA has been operating partially and has se...