President Jokowi Inaugurates New Yogyakarta International Airport
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Friday (28/8) visited Yogyakarta Special Region to inaugurate the New Yogyakarta International Airport.
The new airport is located in Kulon Progo Regency or an hour away from the city center and the old Adisucipto Airport.
The construction of the airport was completed in twenty months.
“The runway of the new airport spans 3,250 meters or 1,050 meters longer than that of the old airport which spans 2,200 meters. The new airport can accommodate a wide-body aircraft such as Airbus A380 and Boeing 777,” the President said during the Inauguration of the Yogyakarta International Airport, the Airnav Indonesia Tower and the Tsunami Early Warning System.
The President also pointed out the airport’s terminal covers an area of 219,000 meter square, 13-14 times larger than that of the old airport of 17,000 m².
“The capacity of the terminal is 20 million passengers, much more than that of the old terminal, which can only accommodate 1.6 million passengers. Our task now is how to bring those 20 million people to travel to and from this airport,” President Jokowi added. (HIM/EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas