TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Transportation Ministry is aiming to finish a growth of Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi by Aug 2018. Director General of Air Transport Agus Santoso pronounced that a infrastructure will be welcoming aircraft carrying financial ministers opposite a creation who will attend a IMF-World Bank assembly in Bali subsequent year. “It’s an event for Banyuwangi to have an general airport,” he told a press discussion final week.
Blimbingsari Airport growth is carried out by a executive and internal governments in a bid to urge airfield services and expect an boost in newcomer and load traffic.
Agus explained that Blimbingsari will be incited into a parking area for and choice to Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport. He pronounced that state-owned airfield user Angkasa Pura II has done investment in a project.
Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas has voiced his appreciation to a executive supervision for building a airport.
Blimbingsari Airport started operations in 2010 with runway length of 1,400 meters and breadth of 30 meters. The runway has now been extended to 2,250 meters. The airfield with immature building judgment has a ability of 280,000 passengers per year.
Banyuwangi has welcomed 264,689 passengers as of 2016.
DANANG FIRMANTO | DAVID PRIYASIDHARTA (BANYUWANGI)