Minister Jonan: No Authority over Kulon Progo Airport Dispute

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    TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan claimed that he cannot interfere in the matter of Yogyakarta’s new airport site in Kulon Progo. “I do not have the authority,” said Jonan on Tuesday July 21.

    Jonan added that it is the court that has the authority to issue license.

    He also asked Governor the Royal Highness Hamengku Buwono X to find a solution for spatial issues in relation to the new airport notion. Jonan believes that the new airport, be it in Kulon Progo or other sites, needs to have serious inspection.

    Moreover, he underlines the importance of new airport in Yogyakarta, given the fact that Adisutjipto airport is too small. “This airport is stuffed with people when it comes to holiday season, such as Eid,” said Jonan.

    During the peak of Eid, people were seen flocking the airport, disorganized. The crowd can be seen in both departure and arrival gate. Even worse, long queue was seen in check-in booths.