Passengers at 13 AP 1 Airport Up 10 Percent

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Monday, April 23 2018 - 23:50 IWST

Bandara I Gusti Ngurah Rai di Bali dan Sultan Hasanuddin, Makassar Raih Penghargaan Dunia
Bandara I Gusti Ngurah Rai di Bali dan Sultan Hasanuddin, Makassar Raih Penghargaan Dunia

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The number of passenger traffic at 13 airports managed by PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) in the first quarter of 2018 rose by 10 percent compared to the same period in 2017.

"Angkasa Pura I continues to develop the airport to trigger and anticipate the growth potential of passengers every year and the development is also done to maintain service standards for airport service users," said Faik Fahmi, President Director of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) in a written statement received in Jakarta , Sunday (4/22/2018)

In the first quarter of 2018, passenger traffic at 13 airports of Angkasa Pura I reached 22.38 million people, up 10 percent over the same period in 2017 which reached 20.35 million people.

The highest passenger traffic occurs at Airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali with 5.16 million passengers or contribute about 23 percent from total passenger traffic at Angkasa Pura I airport.

This number grew 6.95 percent over the same period last year which amounted to 4.83 million people.

The second highest traffic in this quarter occurred at Juanda Airport Surabaya with total traffic of 4.98 million people or about 22 percent of the total traffic of Angkasa Pura I airport.

This number grew 8.23 ​​percent over the same period last year which amounted to 4.6 million people.

The highest passenger traffic growth occurred at Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang with growth of 18.79 percent to 1.19 million people from 1 million people in the first quarter of last year.

The second highest growth occurred at Frans Kaisisepo Biak Airport which was 17.96 percent to 116,925 passengers from 99,119 passengers in the first quarter of 2017.

Meanwhile, Adisutjipto Airport Yogyakarta experienced the third highest passenger growth with a growth of 17.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to 1.98 million people from 1.69 million people in the same period the previous year.

Looking at this growth trend and the lack of capacity especially at high-growth airports such as Adisutjipto Airport Yogyakarta, Ahmad Yani Airport Semarang, Angkasa Pura I is in the process of developing and even building new airports.

For example the new terminal Ahmad Yani Airport Semarang planned to be operated in June 2018 so it can serve the flow of Lebaran 2018.

For information, he said, the ideal capacity of Ahmad Yani Airport Semarang can only accommodate 800 thousand passengers per year. While in 2017, traffic passengers Ahmad Yani Airport Semarang has reached 4.4 million people.

"Therefore Angkasa Pura I built a new terminal in the north take-off route with green airport concept," said Faik Fahmi.

In addition, the airport being built at this time to facilitate the growth of passengers is the New International Airport Yogyakarta in Kulonprogo where most flights to Yogyakarta will be transferred to the airport from Adisutjipto Airport Yogyakarta.

Adisutjipto Airport's ideal capacity is to accommodate 1.7 million passengers a year. But in 2017, traffic passengers this airport has reached 7.8 million people.

In 2018, Angkasa Pura I has budgeted Rp18.8 trillion for airport development and maintenance funding where Rp14.8 trillion is used for airport development and Rp 4 trillion is used for routine operations.

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