source JAKARTA, July 23 (JDN.id) – Indonesia’s state-owned enterprises ministry and state airport operator Angkasa Pura II have been developing Banyuwangi’s airport in East Java to become the country’s first Low Cost Carrier Airport, or LCCA.
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“This is in line with the tourism ministry’s target of 20 million foreign visitors by 2020, so LCCA or LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Transport) concept is an option to invite more overseas tourists to Indonesia,” Awaluddin said in a statement on Sunday.
According to Awaluddin, annual growth of low cost carrier users increases average 55 percent annually, which is higher than the trend of Full Service Carriers (FSC) that only has 7 percent growth per year.
The prepare Banyuwangi airport as an LCCA, the authorities have been working on overlay its runway to be able to accommodate flight type Boeing 737-8 NG, 737-9 ER and Airbus 320 as well as expanding the capacity and plane parking line, so can host up to nine narrow body airplanes.
The operator of the airport has been working also to expand passenger terminal to facilitate expected 2 million passengers annually. Angkasa Pura II is investing 300 billion rupiah ($20.8 million) for the development.