Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, is seen visiting the New Yogyakarta International Airport in Yogyakarta (dephub.go.id).
JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, targets the New Yogyakarta International Airport to start serving flights in 2019.
Up to 96 percent of the targeted 587 hectare land has been acquired.
The airport, which will be located in Kulon Progo Regency, will be able to accommodate wide-body aircraft and will be the second largest airport in Indonesia after the one in Bali, with maximum capacity reaching 10 million passengers year and the run way extending 3,250 meters long and the apron will be able to accept 28 aircraft.
"I decided to visit the construction site and monitor the progress of the New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA). The construction is running well," the minister said in the visit, Sunday (8/10).
Meanwhile, the airport will be integrated with the Kedundang Train Station in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta.
The airport is being built by the private sector and thus the project does no involve the State Budget (APBN) (rm)