Yogyakarta Airport Opens International Routes to Malaysia, Singapore
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura I or AP I confirmed that Yogyakarta International Airport or YIA airport was set to open the first international flight route to Kuala Lumpur or vice versa starting April 29, 2022.
“We have also received a letter of application from Scoot Tigerair to open the Singapore-Yogyakarta international route which is planned to start June 1, 2022,” said AP I General Manager Agus Pandu Purnama after meeting Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X on Tuesday, April 26.
Pandu said the Kuala Lumpur-Yogyakarta route would use AirAsia, which is scheduled twice a week, on Friday and Sunday. The Singapore-Yogyakarta route, meanwhile, was scheduled to serve passengers three times a week.
According to Pandu, his side has made various preparations for the opening of the international routes. Pandu added that YIA Airport would be fully ready to welcome Eid travelers. The peak of passenger movement in the airport in Kulon Progo Regency was estimated to be on April 29, 2022.
“At the peak of Eid homecoming period, we estimate that the number of passengers will reach around 12,000,” said Pandu.
PRIBADI WICAKSONO (CONTRIBUTOR)