Gudang Garam Airport Rp. 13 T So, a Little More Operation News – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Dhoho Kediri International Airport will operate soon. This airport required a total investment of IDR 13 trillion, built by a subsidiary of PT Gudang Garam.

Today, Friday (8/12/2023), Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi directly inspected the readiness of Dhoho Kediri International Airport. And, witnessed firsthand the airport calibration process being carried out by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub).

“Dhoho Airport is targeted to be able to operate commercially at the end of January or February 2024,” he said in an official statement.

Next week, he added, pre-operations at Dhoho Airport will be carried out by holding take-off landing tests for several aircraft.

“Calibration is the initial stage of an airport assessment, which will be followed by a number of other assessments related to aviation safety and security,” he explained.

“After all the assessments are complete, we will issue recommendations which will be followed up by the airport management,” said Budi.

After all recommendations have been followed up, the next step is a request from the airline to serve flights to and from Dhoho Airport. Then, the airline and route will be determined by the Ministry of Transportation.

He also hopes that the Kediri regional government will actively promote the existence of Dhoho Airport. He believes Dhoho Airport will have a significant impact on Kediri’s economic and tourism growth.

“East Java is the province with the second largest population in Indonesia and there is a need for an airport on the south side. What is being built is very significant, with a runway 3300 meters long and 45 meters wide which can accommodate all types of aircraft,” said Budi.

“We will give permission for Umrah Hajj flights at this airport. Around this airport we also have supporting facilities such as hotels and other facilities,” he added.

On the other hand, Budi expressed his appreciation to PT Surya Dhoho Investama (SDHI), a subsidiary of PT Gudang Garam, which has invested in building Dhoho Kediri Airport, with a total investment of IDR 13 trillion.

“This is the first unsolicited Government and Business Entity Cooperation (KPBU) project (initiator and funding from the private sector/non-APBN) in Indonesia, which we designed together from the beginning until completion. This is an example that Indonesia has a private sector that “We have a commitment to building connectivity in Indonesia. This could also be another example for the private sector to invest in airports,” he explained.

In the initial stage, Dhoho Airport’s terminal capacity was 1.5 million passengers per year. In phase 2 of construction, capacity will increase to 4.5 million passengers per year, and ultimate capacity will reach 10 million passengers per year. In the future, this airport will be managed by PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I).

Accompanying the Minister of Transportation were Director General of Civil Aviation Maria Kristi Endah, Director of PT SDHI Maksin Arisandi, Deputy Regent of Kediri Dewi Maria Ulfa, and Main Director of PT Angkasa Pura I Faik Fahmi.

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