The Jakarta Post
Two compactor trucks work on the apron expansion project of Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara on Aug. 2, 2013. (kompas.com/Kornelis Kewa Ama)
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I is in talks to take control of Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara.
The decision is still waiting approval from the Transportation Minister.
The airport will allow international airlines to make a direct flight to Labuan Bajo.
Shana Fatina, the person-in-charge of Labuan Bajo in the Tourism Ministry’s 10 prioritized destinations team, said there have been discussions on international flights from Darwin, Australia, to Labuan Bajo; and from Dili, Timor Leste, to Kupang and Labuan Bajo.
“It is a continuation of trilateral diplomacy between Indonesia, Timor Leste and Australia,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Marina Project to build a tourism commercial zone in Labuan Bajo is targeted to have a soft launch in August 2018. The project includes construction of a 5-star hotel with 180 rooms, and homestays of up to 315 rooms from newly-built villas and renovated rooms. (kes)
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