Airports in Surabaya, Banyuwangi to support 2018 IMF-World Bank meeting

Two airports in East Java, namely Juanda International Airport in Surabaya and Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi, will support we Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali when a island hosts a International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank annual assembly on Oct 8-14, 2018.

Flights carrying assembly participants will be destined to land during possibly Juanda or Blimbingsari if Mount Agung erupts subsequent October, Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan pronounced in Bali over a weekend.

When Mt. Agung initial erupted on Nov. 29, volcanic charcoal blew to a easterly or divided from Ngurah Rai, he said, though a supervision indispensable to ready choice alighting strips should volcanic activity interrupt flights to a Bali airport.

“We still face a probability of Ngurah Rai Airport shutting during a meeting. [We anticipate] not usually Mt. Agung’s eruption, though also that of Mt. Kelud in East Java. So, we prepared a strait plan,” he said.

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State-owned airfield government organisation PT Angkasa Pura II has allocated Rp 300 billion (US$2.21 million) to raise a capability of Blimbingsari Airport, quite to enhance a apron to 18,000 block meters from a stream 3,000 sqm.


The enlargement is slated for execution in Jul 2018, a apportion said. (bbn)


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