Jakarta: LCC terminal to attract new airlines

Airport terminals for low-cost carriers (LCCs) are targeted to attract inbound flights from new airlines, especially foreign ones, an airport expert stressed.

«Yes, this is one of the aims. There are still a lot of operating LCCs that are yet to fly into our airport,» said Muhammad Awaluddin, CEO of PT Angkasa Pura II, during a discussion panel in Jakarta, Thursday.

PT Angkasa Pura II is a state-owned enterprise that manages airports in several regions of Indonesia.

Low-cost foreign carriers that are yet to enter Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta include Viet Jet, Jeju Air, Malindo Air and Nok Air.

Awaluddin stated the concept of low-cost carrier terminal will be materialized during the revitalization process of Soekarno Hatta Airport`s Terminal 1 and 2.

The revitalization of the two terminals is scheduled to be completed in 2022. Some nine million more passengers per year are expected to use them, taking their capacity to 25 million per year.

The revitalization called for an investment of Rp2.7 trillion for terminal expansion and the addition of tools that support the digital concept and smart airport.

«It is scheduled to be completed some three years from now, but the implementation of the concept will be carried out next year,» he remarked.

He further mentioned that Terminal 1 is specifically dedicated to low-cost domestic flights, while Terminal 2 is designated for low-cost domestic and international flights. Terminal 3 is for domestic and fully-serviced international flights, while the use of Terminal 4 is yet to be determined.

«If Terminal 4 is ready, it will be easy for us to make arrangements,» he stressed.

Meanwhile, Terminal 4 itself is scheduled to be built in 2020, and the focus will be on determining its design next year.

Source: Antara News

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