Angkasa Pura I selects partners to manage Lombok airport | New
Indonesian airport operator Angkasa Pura I has selected 26 companies to jointly develop and manage Lombok International Airport.
Shortlisted companies include Changi Airport Group in Singapore, Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Fraport in Germany, as well as GMR airports in India.
Angkasa Pura I, a public operator itself, says the agreement covers design-build-finance-operate-transfer work over a 30-year period.
The Lombok International Airport redevelopment project is estimated at around Rp 10.3 trillion ($ 953 million), the operator adds.
The existing runway will drop from the previous 2,750 m to 3,330 m, with the terminal being extended by 40,000 mÂ² (430,556 square feet) to accommodate up to 7 million passengers per year.
Lombok International Airport can currently only handle just over 3 million passengers per year.
Angkasa Pura I is also seeking to develop an âairport cityâ concept around the airport, in order to boost the company’s non-aeronautical revenues.
The redevelopment work is expected to be completed by 2021.
Faik Fahmi, Chairman and CEO of Angkasa Pura I, said, âPotential partners should also be able to participate in promoting Lombok as one of Indonesia’s top tourist destinations in the world in order to support the increase in air traffic and foreign tourists around the world. country.”
Besides Lombok, the operator also operates other Indonesian airports such as Bali‘s Ngurah Rai Airport and the new Yogyakarta International Airport.
Lombok is an island located east of the Indonesian tourist hotspot of Bali. Cirium timetable data shows Lombok airport is connected to at least nine other points in Indonesia, due to international travel restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. In January, before the restrictions went into effect, it saw international flights departing from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, as well as Perth.