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Kertajati Tak Lose Cool Airport from Soetta, Here's the Proof

02 Nov 2018, Majalengka - The Ministry of Transportation (Ministry of Transportation) is intensively promoting Kertajati West Java International Airport (BIJB) which is the pride of West Java residents.

The Director of Operations and Development of PT BIJB, Agus Sugeng Widodo, explained that the airport in Majalengka was the first to be built directly large, not a pilot or transfer, and immediately received an international title. The extent is not inferior to CGK.

"This is the first airport built by several agencies, the Ministry of Transportation, West Java Provincial Government, and Airnav, a mixture of various parties," Agus said at Kertajati Airport on Friday (11/2/2018). "The airport is 1,800 hectares, exactly like Soekarno-Hatta," he added Agus.

At present, Kertajati Airport has been completed in stage 1A and is planned to be completed in Stage 3 Ultimate by 2023. Later, Kertajati Airport can accommodate up to 30 million passengers.

Digital innovations are also offered at this airport such as checking in and tracking baggage through the BIJB application. So far, Kertajati Airport already has Citilink flights to Surabaya. Flights will be gradually added to Kualanamu and Tanjungkarang this November.

Umrah participants will get convenience when departing from Kertajati because the airport has cooperated with Madinah International Airport. Flights to take umrah participants are also available every week. "It's been cooperating with Madinah International Airport. Get privileges when you enter Madinah International Airport," Agus explained.

In addition, Kertajati Airport will be connected to the first Aerocity in Indonesia. The concept presents a city of 3,400 hectares with six clusters equipped with energy centers, business parks, as well as hajj and umrah halls.

Agus believes that Kertajati International Airport can have a positive impact on West Java businesses and absorb and educate local workers. Various initiatives are also prepared to attract public attention, such as the exhibition.

"We want Kertajati Airport to be a big airport and full operational," concluded Agus.

One of the problems at this airport is connectivity. Agus admitted that until now access to Kertajati Airport was still difficult. This situation will soon be resolved through the construction of the Cisumdawu Toll Road (Cileunyi, Sumedang, Dawuan).

The construction of this toll road is called shortening travel time to 40 minutes from Bandung. Construction of Section I and II toll roads has been completed, and currently the remaining six other sections are being carried out.

The train is also a solution, at this time Agus said there was a study of whether the construction was carried out with the government or cooperating with a private consortium.

The location adjacent to Patimban and Cirebon is also a potential that is not ignored. The cargo building is also an airport priority.


Author: Tommy Kurnia