BANYUWANGI, NNC – Looking during a intensity of Banyuwangi District, AP II is now building Banyuwangi Airport. In suitability with a referrals of a SOE Minister, Banyuwangi Airport, Bali, and Lombok (BBL) will be the “Tourism Triangle” to synergize tourism in a 3 regions. In sequence to support a program, Banyuwangi Airport will be grown to turn a Low Cost Carrier Airport (LCCA).
“In line with a Tourism Ministry’s aim reaching 20 million unfamiliar tourists by 2020, a judgment of LCCA / LCCT becomes an choice to inspire unfamiliar traveller arrivals to Indonesia.”
“With a expansion of Low Cost Carrier passengers that is adult by 55% per year, that is most aloft than a Full Service Carriers (FSC) that is only about 7%, a growth of LCCA and a judgment of Tourism Airport suggested by Banyuwangi Airport could accelerate a growth of tourism in East Java”, AP II CEO Muhammad Awaluddin pronounced in a press recover on Monday, Jul 23.
Banyuwangi Airport’s growth devise to support a LCCA program, including to urge airfield comforts and services. The constructions that are now being finished during Banyuwangi Airport includes:
1. Overlay Runway from a formerly PCN 27 to PCN 56 inorder to accommodate Boeing 737-8 NG, 737-9 ER and Airbus 320;
2. Extension of aircraft parking (APRON) from a prior ability of 3 aircraft _Narrow Body_ (Area 16,200m2) to 9 aircraft _Narrow Body_ (Area 34,000m2);
3. Extension and Widening of Platform from a prior 2250x30m2 to 2500x45m2;
4. Expansion of car parking area from 2000m2 (80 Vehicles) to 5000m2 (260 Vehicles);
Expansion of Passenger Terminal from 7000m2 (700,000pax / year) to 20.000m2 (2jt pax / year)
For those 5 activities, AP II has prepared a sum investment of no reduction than IDR 300 billion. The growth of Banyuwangi Airport is also AP II’s module to support a IMF – World Bank Annual Meeting eventuality to be hold in Nusa Dua Bali in Oct 2018.
Banyuwangi Airport is designed to be due to turn an general Airport following requests from a series of airlines to open general routes from and to Malaysia and Australia.
The Tourism Triangle after skeleton to engage 3 airports, including Banyuwangi, Denpasar and Lombok. Banyuwangi and Lombok Airport will renovate to LCCA while Bali Airport will sojourn as a full use airport.