Indonesian Airports to Receive Upgrades in 2010

24 November 2009 (Last Updated November 24th, 2009 18:30)

The Indonesian Government is planning to upgrade three international airports and construct 31 smaller airports in 2010. The $509m initiative will include the finalisation of ongoing expansion projects at Kuala Namu International Airport, Lombok International Airport and Sultan Hasanudd

The Indonesian Government is planning to upgrade three international airports and construct 31 smaller airports in 2010.

The $509m initiative will include the finalisation of ongoing expansion projects at Kuala Namu International Airport, Lombok International Airport and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport.

Lombok Airport will receive an $84.49m (Rp802bn) 2,750m runway, which is expected to open between December or January.

The runway project has been jointly funded by state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I and local administrations.

Additionally, construction of a $463m (Rp4.4tn) 3,750m twin runway will begin soon at Kuala Namu Airport, which is scheduled to open next year.

The 52,000m² Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport is 80% complete and is scheduled to be fully operational by 2010 when it will be able to accommodate up to eight million passengers a year.

The construction of 31 smaller airports will be funded by local administrations.