Date: April 20, 2017
Source: Jakarta Post
Additional expenditures by Lombok airport operator Angakasa Pura targets goal of more Lombok tourists.
After ending up in the red last year, state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura I (AP I), which manages Lombok International Airport (aka “Bandara International Airport” or “BIL), aims to book Rp 3.5 billion (US$262,500) in revenue in 2017 through vast expansion projects in a bid to attract more tourists.
The airport operator has set aside Rp 205 billion between 2016 and 2017 to improve the airport’s infrastructure, including an expansion of the apron, the construction of more gardens and airport lounges.“We have a great opportunity to expand, as we have 553 hectares of land: twice as much as Bali [airport],” AP I Lombok general manager I Gusti Ngurah Ardita said on Thursday, adding that the airport only used 50 percent of the available land at present.