TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Airport management company PT Angkasa Pura II, plans to develop five airports in Indonesia with the capacity to accommodate more that 20 million passengers. The development is expected to be completed in 2025.
Those five airports are the Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport in Pekanbaru; the Kualanamu International Airport in Medan; the Supadio Airport in Pontianak; The Minangkabau Airport in Ketapang; and the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport in Palembang. "[The project] is currently in the land acquisition and planning phase," PT Angkasa Pura II CEO Budi Karya Sumadi said on Friday, August 14, 2015.
Geographically, those five airports represent the western, central and eastern part of Indonesia. The project is also expected to provide easy access to international flight services for the public.
Budi expected that the program could help people to board international flights through these five airports. "No need to go to Jakarta or other major cities," said Budi.
According to Budi, the development of the five airports is will be carried out on a long-term. For the medium-term development, Angkasa Pura is currently making improvements on the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.