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Jakarta Post

Angkasa Pura II to manage three more airports this year

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 30, 2019   /   12:01 pm
Angkasa Pura II to manage three more airports this year Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II runs a sky train to connect three passenger terminals at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. The company is to soon take over the operation and management of three airports in Bandar Lampung, Bengkulu and Belitung. (JP/Bangkit Jaya Putra)

State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II is to soon manage three more airports this year, namely Fatmawati Soekarno Airport in Bengkulu, Radin Inten II in Lampung and H.A.S Hanandjoedin Airport in Belitung, adding to the company's current 16.

Under an asset utilization cooperation scheme (KSP), Angkasa Pura II is to take over the management of the three airports from the Transportation Ministry in a formal handover ceremony in August, Angkasa Pura's president director Muhammad Awaluddin told The Jakarta Post on July 19.

Awaluddin said after the takeover, a number of expansion projects would be carried out at the three airports.

In H.A.S Hananjoedin Airport, for example, Angkasa Pura II plans to expand the terminal capacity from 250,000 passengers per year to at least 2 million per year after it takes over. At present, the airport serves about 1 million passengers per year, exceeding its current capacity.

The airport operator plans to also improve the facilities at Fatmawati Soekarno Airport. "Fatmawati Soekarno Airport in Bengkulu has limited airport facilities. The runway is still too small for wide-bodied aircraft. So we plan to extend the runway," he said.

Moreover, at Radin Inten II Lampung, Angkasa Pura plans to develop facilities for "aerocity" and cargo buildings.

With the takeover of the three airports, Angkasa Pura II would manage a total of 19 airports across Indonesia, which are mostly located in the western part of the country. The airport operator is now building the new Jenderal Soedirman Airport in Wirasaba, Purbalingga, Central Java. (hen)