Indonesia to get 62 more airports by 2019

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bali_airportWith 62 new airport projects currently in the pipeline, Indonesia could have 299 airports across the archipelago in the next five years, said Deputy Transportation Minister Bambang Susantono.

“They are not [all] as big as airports in major cities but they are essential to improve accessibility in our country,” Bambang said as quoted by Tribunnews.com on April 4.

Currently, Indonesia is home to 237 airports, 16 of which are commercial airports in big cities, managed by state-run airport operators PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) and PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II). The others fall under the Transportation Ministry’s technical management unit (UPT).

He said that most of the new airports would be built in eastern parts of Indonesia.

“Airports are the most effective way to help distribute both people and goods in places like eastern parts of Indonesia that have challenging topography,” he added.

Indonesia’s air traffic passengers rose to 94.9 million last year or 39 per cent of the total population of the country, which was 244.5 million. The country’s flourishing economy has contributed to the airline industry’s improving potential. Indonesia was predicted to become the world’s seventh biggest economy by 2030.

The country’s flagship carrier, Garuda Indonesia, said it is targeting to transport 35.2 million passengers in 2015, based on continuing positive signals from the Indonesian economy.

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With 62 new airport projects currently in the pipeline, Indonesia could have 299 airports across the archipelago in the next five years, said Deputy Transportation Minister Bambang Susantono.

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bali_airportWith 62 new airport projects currently in the pipeline, Indonesia could have 299 airports across the archipelago in the next five years, said Deputy Transportation Minister Bambang Susantono.

“They are not [all] as big as airports in major cities but they are essential to improve accessibility in our country,” Bambang said as quoted by Tribunnews.com on April 4.

Currently, Indonesia is home to 237 airports, 16 of which are commercial airports in big cities, managed by state-run airport operators PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) and PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II). The others fall under the Transportation Ministry’s technical management unit (UPT).

He said that most of the new airports would be built in eastern parts of Indonesia.

“Airports are the most effective way to help distribute both people and goods in places like eastern parts of Indonesia that have challenging topography,” he added.

Indonesia’s air traffic passengers rose to 94.9 million last year or 39 per cent of the total population of the country, which was 244.5 million. The country’s flourishing economy has contributed to the airline industry’s improving potential. Indonesia was predicted to become the world’s seventh biggest economy by 2030.

The country’s flagship carrier, Garuda Indonesia, said it is targeting to transport 35.2 million passengers in 2015, based on continuing positive signals from the Indonesian economy.

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