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Tanjung Pandan - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) in the near future will increase the number of airports being operated.

Currently as many as 16 airports have been operated by the company, and then 3 more airports will be added in April or May 2019, namely: HAS Hanandjoeddin in Tanjung Pandan, Radin Inten II in Lampung, and Fatmawati Soekarno in Bengkulu.

The management of the three airports was handed over by the Directorate General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation to AP II through the 30-year Use of State Owned Assets (KSP) scheme.

AP II President Director, Muhammad Awaluddin, said the pattern of cooperation would save the state budget because investment funding for the development and operation of the airport would be sourced from AP II internal cash.

"The capital expenditure and operational expenditure of the three airports will come from AP II so the government has the choice to use the state budget to build other infrastructure. We warmly welcome the cooperation with this KSP pattern because it can accelerate infrastructure development in Indonesia for the benefit of the community," said Muhammad Awaluddin .

"In addition, the government will also get fixed income, profit sharing, and adding new assets, as well as retaining the airport's existing assets."

AP II itself has plans for development at the three airports.

At HAS Hanandjoeddin Airport (Tanjung Pandan), a new terminal will be built and the expansion of the existing terminal will accommodate a maximum of 6 million passengers over the next 30 years.

The existing terminal at the airport has actually also experienced a backlog. At present, the number of passenger movements at the airport has reached 1 million passengers per year, while the terminal capacity is only 300,000 passengers.

"Investment in HAS Hanandjoeddin is set at Rp559.9 billion, half of which is for terminal development. The rest is for other facilities such as runway thickening," Muhammad Awaluddin said.

HAS Hanandjoeddin Airport currently serves a number of domestic flights such as from and to Jakarta and Palembang, as well as international routes to and from Singapore.

Meanwhile, at Radin Inten II Airport (Lampung), a total investment of Rp.467.6 billion was prepared, including the periodic overlay runway and the construction and rehabilitation of airport facilities.

The passengers at Radin Inten II Airport are projected in the next 30 years to reach 6 million passengers per year.

The development will also be carried out by AP II at Fatmawati Soekarno Airport (Bengkulu) with a total investment of Rp622.6 billion. The investment is prepared for the construction of a new terminal in two stages to anticipate the movement of 5.6 million passengers in the next 30 years.

"Through various experiences, including building digital infrastructure at the airport, AP II is optimistic that it can develop the three airports in order to better support economic growth and tourism in Indonesia," explained Muhammad Awaluddin.

PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) also plans to Go Global this year, where the company targets to operate airports in other countries.