Yogyakarta International Airport expected to serve 20 million passengers

Yogyakarta International Airport expected to serve 20 million passengers
President Joko Widodo inaugurated Yogyakarta International Airport in Kulon Progo district on Friday (August 28, 2020). (RI's Cabinet Secretariat)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA), which was inaugurated by President Joko Widowo on Friday, is expected to serve 20 million passengers every year.

With the inauguration, Yogyakarta province now has two airports, namely Yogyakarta International Airport in Kulon Progo district and Adisutjipto International Airport in Sleman district.

Yogyakarta International Airport, which was built with an investment value of 11.3 trillion rupiahs (some 777.6 million U.S. dollars), has a runway of 3,250 meters long to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft such as the Airbus 380 and Boeing 777.

The airport’s runaway, which has been operating since March 2020, is much longer than that at the Adisutjipto Airport which has 2,200 meters long.

With a length of more than three kilometers, YIA’s ultimate runway capacity can reach more than 40 aircraft movements per hour.

YIA’s airside zone construction is also among the fastest with the most use of concrete.

YIA, which is under the management of the national airport management, Angkasa Pura I, was built in 20 months with an environmentally friendly design. One of which is the Airfield Flight Lighting (AFL) that uses power-efficient LED lights.

A crisis center building is available inside the airport building, and the terminal departure can be used as a special space for disaster mitigation and evacuation in case of a tsunami.

Although all facilities are built with modern technology, the architecture of Yogyakarta International Airport is designed based on local wisdom concepts, involving 46 local artists.

The characteristics of the five villages where the airport was built are highlighted in the form of art works.

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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