Administrator | 24 Dec 2014
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) will accelerate ensure equitable development of infrastructure in line with the government's strategic agenda related to national connectivity.
One of the steps taken is to extend the runway (runway) 8 airports.
In line with this policy, the Special Staff Public Transport Minister Hadi M Djuraid in a statement on Wednesday (12/17/2014) said it would extend the runway 8 UPT airports managed by the Ministry of Transportation.
This was during the eighth airport can only accommodate similar aircraft ATR-72, with an average length of the runway under 2,000 meters.
With the extension, the eighth runway airport would be increased to a minimum of 2,250 meters, so that the aircraft can land a kind of B-737.
Eight of the airport is the airport Rembele, Takengon, NAD, airport Blimbing Sari, Banyuwangi, East Java, Komodo Airport, Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Tojo Una Una Airport, Central Sulawesi, airport Kuabang Kao, North Maluku, Airport Ibra, Dumatubun, Maluku, Airport New Saumlaki, Maluku and airport Dekai, Yakuhimo, Papua.
Indonesia currently has 237 airports. Of these, a total of 26 airports managed by state-owned companies such as PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) and PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero). The rest is managed by the Ministry of Transportation Unit.
Next to the Ministry of Transportation will gradually continue to develop airports in various areas managed by UPT, in order to accommodate planes B-737. Thus the expected economic regions will be more developed, and can suppress the air ticket fare.
source : Liputan6.com