Sunday, April 20, 2014

Indonesia Targets 299 Airports by 2019

JAKARTA, April 1014 — According to  Deputy Transportation Minister Bambang Susantono, Indonesia will have a total of 299 airports in five years time, adding that 62 new airport projects are currently in the pipeline.

Quaoting Bambang, “they are not all as big as city airports, but they are essential to improve accessibility in our country.”

Most of the new airports would be built in the eastern parts of Indonesia, Bambang said. “Airports are the most effective way to help distribute both people and goods in places like eastern Indonesia which have a challenging topography,” he further added.

As of today, there are 237 airports in Indonesia.  Out of 237, 16 of which are commercial and are situated in big cities managed by state-run operators, PT Angkasa Pura I and PT Angkasa Pura II while the others come under the Transportation Ministry's technical management unit. — Bernama

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