PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) manages 16 major airports in Indonesia.
Kertajati International Airport, also known as Majalengka Airport or West Java International Airport, is an airport in the northeastern part of West Java, Indonesia. The airport is the second largest airport in Indonesia, based on a wide area after Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, located in Majalengka Regency, approximately 68 kilometers east of Bandung. The airport was built to serve as the second international airport in the metropolitan area of Bandung and also serves Cirebon, parts of West Java and Central Java Province.
The airport was officially opened on May 24, 2018, with the Indonesian Presidential Airplane landing as the first at the airport. The airport has a single runway of 2,500 meters and will be extended to 3,000 meters in November 2018. This new airport serves as a buffer to help facilitate air traffic at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Once completed, the airport will have a total capacity of up to 29 million passengers every year, with plenty of room for expansion. The airport will also operate a cargo terminal with an official estimate of 1.5 million tons of cargo by 2020.
The construction of Kertajati Airport itself has been planned since the era of President Megawati Sukarnoputri. The feasibility study of this airport has actually been around since 2003, the permit for location determination was carried out since 2005. At that time, the West Java Provincial Government stated that it was capable of self-financing the construction of airports with the Regional Budget. However, the West Java Provincial Government has not realized the construction of the airport until 2011. After a review, the construction of the airport turned out to require an APBN allocation.
He said that for seven years there had been no physical activity because the stipulation permit had been forfeited due to the construction work that had not begun. New work began in 2014 for work on land and foundation cleaning. Not only that, Kertajati Airport is also included in the National Strategic Program (PSN). Development from 2015 to 2017 was then carried out using the Ministry of Transportation's budget.
As for the operation of the airport, the Ministry of Flowers then on January 22, 2018 facilitated the signing of a cooperation agreement on the implementation of airport services at West Java International Airport (BIJB) between West Java Provincial Government, PT BIJB and PT Angkasa Pura 2. The airport is estimated to cost Rp2.6 trillion. At present, the construction of airports has reached 98 percent, because there are still several stages of development that still need to be completed.