TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II CEO Budi Sumadi will encourage domestic and foreign airlines to open flight routes from Pontianak to Singapore as well as other countries.
“Currently, flights to Singapore is not yet available, whereas Supadio Airport has good potential for the route,” Budi said in Sungai Raya, West Kalimantan, on Sunday, Aug. 23.
In order to realize that, PT Angkasa Pura II has communicate with some airlines operating in Supadio Airport.
PT Angkasa Pura II also plans to give incentive free landings towards planes carrying tourists to Pontianak and will be giving PRC bonuses to airlines, so they can issue low-budget tickets to tourists visiting Pontianak.
Therefore, I have requested that the General Manager here not only functions as the airport operator, but should also be keen in seizing various tourism opportunities in Pontianak and its surrounding, said Budi.
To lower domestic flight fares which are considered relatively pricey, PT Angkasa Pura II has held talks with airlines in order to add flights to Pontianak so ticket fares could be cheaper.
“This will accelerate the development of the airport, whereas the current broad of the terminal, which is just 6,940 square meters, will be broadened to 32,000 square meters in 2017. Meanwhile, the runway measures 2,245x45 and apron of 30,800 square meters, with a terminal capacity of 700,000 people each day,” he said.