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Jakarta Post

Profit, connectivity and people’s right to fly

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  01:38 am
VVIP passengers: The presidential aircraft, which carried President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is parked at the Kertajati International Airport in Majalengka, West Java, on May 24, 2018. The presidential aircraft landing marked the official opening of the airport, which is expected to reduce the burden on the overcrowded Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung.(Tribun Jabar/Gani Kurniawan)(Tribun Jabar/Gani Kurniawan)

VVIP passengers: The presidential aircraft, which carried President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is parked at the Kertajati International Airport in Majalengka, West Java, on May 24, 2018. The presidential aircraft landing marked the official opening of the airport, which is expected to reduce the burden on the overcrowded Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung.(Tribun Jabar/Gani Kurniawan)The rapid increase in the number of air passengers in the past few years has demanded a substantial increase in air transportation infrastructure such as airports, particularly those serving domestic routes and destinations. In response, the government has been ambitiously developing 15 new airports under the 2015-2019 national medium-term development program (RPJMN) and is planning to develop 12 more in the 2020-2024 RPJMN. The Jakarta Post’s Riza Roidila Mufti, Fachrul Sidiq and Imanuddin Razak take a...