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Yogyakarta International Airport Set to Be Fully Operating Before April 2020

Yogyakarta International Airport Set to Be Fully Operating Before April 2020 (api)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - State-owned airport management company PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) will conduct full operation of the Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo starting March 29, 2020.

The full airport operation is marked by the transfer of all flights at Yogyakarta Adisutjipto Airport to YIA, except for scheduled and unscheduled flights using propeller aircraft, and VIP flights using private jets.

There are 54 flights to be moved, consisting of 48 domestic flights (24 scheduled departures and 24 scheduled arrivals) and 6 international flight schedules for Malaysia and Singapore.

"YIA is one of the National Strategic Projects (PSN) mandated by the Indonesian Government to Angkasa Pura I to overcome the problem of lack of capacity that occurs at Adisutjipto Airport. Moving all flights from Adisutjipto Airport in the midst of the current situation is also a solution to reduce the risk of Coronavoris/Covid-19 transmission in the midst of crowded passengers and the limited space to implement the concept of social distancing to the maximum at Adisutjipto Airport,"said Director of Angkasa Pura I Faik Fahmi on Tuesday (03/24/2020).

Yogyakarta International Airport has a passenger terminal covering an area of ​​219,000 square meters, and can accommodate up to 20 million passengers per year. This figure is 11 times greater than Adisutjipto Airport which can only accommodate 1.8 million passengers per year. The airport has a runway of 3,250x45 meters with runway shoulder of 15 meters on both sides, and has PCN (Pavement Classification Number) hardness level of 107.

The Aircraft and Fire Accident Rescue Facility (PKP-PK) at YIA falls into Category 8. "This specification makes it possible for YIA to accomodate large and heavy aircraft such as the Boeing 777-300 and Airbus A380," added Faik Fahmi.

Since it began operating on 6 May 2019 until February 2020, YIA has served more than 336,823 passengers and 3,843 aircraft movements with 13 domestic routes to Denpasar, Banjarmasin, Palembang, Jakarta (Cengkareng and Halim Perdanakusuma), Palangkaraya, Batam, Banjarmasin, Samarinda, Tarakan , Pontianak, Makassar, and Kualanamu.

The full operation of YIA will make YIA's operations expand to 24 hours from 12 hours.YIA will also be supported by multimodal accessibility such as toll roads and airport trains that will be connected directly to the airport.

Currently, YIA is supported by public transportation facilities such as Damri, SatelQu, airport taxis, online taxis, and trains from the nearest station Wojo Station which can be reached 10 minutes from the airport. The choice of transportation mode will make it easier for passengers using airport services.

"With the full operation of YIA, going forward, we are very confident that we will be able to provide a multiplier effect for the economy, tourism and logistics in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, especially Kulon Progo to Central Java," added Faik.