South Korea’s Incheon Airport is set to employ the services of Indonesia’s state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (API) to build a third terminal at the Juanda international airport in Surabaya, East Java.

A subsidiary of Incheon International Airport Corporation, PT Mitra Incheon Indonesia said that the firm had also provided consulting services to the airport for commercial development and customer service at the first two terminals.

The third terminal is expected to be built at the airport next year as an addition to recently completed Terminal 2.

"Since the demand is huge in Juanda, we are also discussing future development, because Juanda is also planning to develop Terminal 3."

PT Mitra Incheon Indonesia president director Mina Choi was quoted by The Jakarta Post as saying: "Since the demand is huge in Juanda, we are also discussing future development, because Juanda is also planning to develop Terminal 3."

The company is currently studying the acquisition of land, a part of which belongs to the Navy.

API corporate secretary Farid Indra Nugraha was quoted by The Jakarta Post as saying: "We will further discuss the development plan with Incheon by the time we secure permission."

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According to the current plans, the construction of the first phase will be carried out on 150,000m of land, before expanding further to 150,000m in the second phase. The length of the runway will also be increased from 3,000m to 3,600m.

Nugraha also estimated that the airport will be able to accommodate 405,910 flights with 74.2 million passengers by 2030.