AirAsia Interested in Terminal 4 Construction at Soekarno Hatta

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  • Tail of AirAsia X plane as seen at the Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia in Tangerang, Indonesia, September 20, 2017.  REUTERS/Beawiharta

    Tail of AirAsia X plane as seen at the Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia in Tangerang, Indonesia, September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will soon be constructing the airport’s terminal 4, which has attracted the interest of AirAsia to be involved in the terminal’s construction.

    “We had only expressed out interest. We will follow the government’s regulation in the details of the scheme and mechanism,” said Airasia President Director Dendy Kurniawan in a text message Tempo received on Wednesday, June 6.

    Responding to the airline’s interest towards the construction project, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that it is best for AirAsia to follow the existing procedure.

    Read also: No Need Yet for Terminal 4 at Soekarno Hatta Airport: Minister

    “That is a huge investment. I cannot immediately approve it. If it does go on, we will go through a tender process to involve many more companies,” said Budi at the House of Representatives (DPR) headquarters.

    As Bisnis.com reported, AisAsia Indonesia suggested the Indonesian government to build a special low cost carrier (LCC) airport terminal to improve the competitiveness between airline companies and also to offer attainable prices to fly for the public.

    According to Dendy Kurniawan, his airlines has communicated with Indonesian State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II. The AirAsia President Director the further explained that if the plan does come to fruition, it will be open to other low cost carriers.

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