JAKARTA, presidentpost.id – PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) has reported that the expansion project of the Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang has reached 75.25% and will be completed by early June 2018.
Corporate Secretary of AP I Israwadi said the airport expansion is necessary because its current capacity of only 800,000 passengers is not sufficient to accommodate the number of passengers reaching at 4.4 million per year.
“Our target is completing the construction and be operational before Lebaran, around early June,” said Israwadi, on Monday (5/7).
He added the operational certainty was obtained after the Directorate General of Air Transportation conducted airport verification process.
According to Israwadi, the construction of the airport expansion, which cost up to Rp2.07 trillion, consists of four packages. The first package is the construction of roads and access to the terminal.
The second package is expanding the aircraft parking lot (apron) and taxiway. The previous apron only covered 29,032 m2 and is expanded to 72,522 m2. Later, the apron capacity will be able to accommodate 12 units of narrow body aircraft. This second package has been completed entirely.
The third package is the construction of an airport terminal with an investment value of Rp930.2 billion. Currently, the construction has reached 84%. The airport terminal is built with the concept of eco airport, so it will use more environmentally friendly materials. For example, using the glass as the airport walls to conserve electrical power and setting up solar cells for street lighting.
The fourth package is the development of supporting facilities which has reached 17%. The package includes parking buildings, catering buildings, Apron Service, Aircraft Expedition Building (EMPU), Multipurpose Building, Cargo Building, and the mosque.
Israwadi said he prepared the fifth package of water treatment management using a reserve osmosis system as well as recycling the rainwater for operational needs.
The airport with the SRG code is expected to generate a passenger growth of 10%. The flow of passengers at Ahmad Yani Airport until the first quarter of 2018 reached 1.19 million or grew 18.79%, the highest growth among the 13 airports managed by AP I. (IBN/TPP)