Date: October 13, 2016
Source: Jakarta Post
Ankasa Pura budgets Rp 78 Billion for Lombok Airport expansion.
State airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) I has allocated more than Rp 78 billion (US$5.99 million) to expand Lombok International Airport in West Nusa Tenggara, an executive said on Wednesday.
“At the moment, there is a tender process for the construction project,” PT Angkasa Pura I LIA general manager I Gusti Ngurah Ardita said Wednesday.
The expansion of the apron will add two more aircraft parking sites, bringing the number of parking sites to 12.
“So, it will be easier for the airport to open new routes in the future,” Ardita said.
Currently, the airport is communicating with some Australian airlines regarding the possibility of opening international flights from Lombok.
Ardita said the apron expansion was made to anticipate a growing number of passengers and as a follow up of the appointment of the Lombok airport as a haj embarkation point.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]