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Banyuwangi Airport was developed into a Low Cost Carrier Airport

23 Jul 2018

Banyuwangi - Seeing the potential of Banyuwangi Regency, AP II is currently developing Banyuwangi Airport. In accordance with the direction of the Minister of SOEs, Banyuwangi, Bali and Lombok (BBL) Airports will become a "Tourism Triangle" to synergize tourism in the three regions. In order to support the program, Banyuwangi Airport will be developed as a Low Cost Carrier Airport (LCCA).

AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said, "In line with the Tourism Ministry's target of reaching 20 million foreign tourists by 2020, the LCCA / LCCT concept is an option to encourage foreign tourists to come to Indonesia".

"With the Low Cost Carrier passenger growth which rose 55% per year which is much higher than the Full Service Carriers (FSC) which is only about 7%, the development of LCCA and the Tourim Airport concept carried by Banyuwangi Airport can accelerate the development of tourism in East Java" , said Awaluddin.

Plans to develop Banyuwangi Airport to support the LCCA program include improving airport facilities and services. The development that is being carried out at Banyuwangi Airport includes:
1. Thickening of the previous Overlay Runway PCN 27 became PCN 56 so as to accommodate Boeing 737-8 NG, 737-9 ER and Airbus 320 types;
2. Expansion of aircraft parking lots (APRON) from the previous capacity of 3 Narrow Body aircraft (Area 16,200m2) to 9 Narrow Body aircraft (Area 34,000m2);
3. Extension and Widening of the Platform from 2250x30m2 to 2500x45m2;
4. Expansion of vehicle parking lots from 2000m2 (80 vehicles) to 5000m2 (260 vehicles);
5. Expansion of Passenger Terminals from 7000m2 (700,000 pax / year) to 20,000m2 (2 million pax / year)

For the five activities above, AP II prepared a total investment of not less than 300 billion Rupiah. The development of Banyuwangi Airport is also an AP II support program for the IMF - World Bank Annual Meeting event which will be held in Nusa Dua Bali in October 2018.

Furthermore, Banyuwangi Airport is planned to be proposed as an international airport following requests from several airlines to open international routes to and from Malaysia and Australia.