Jakarta: AirNav Indonesia has launched a performance-based navigation system to manage the airspace over Yogyakarta to support operations at New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) and Adi Sutijipto International Airport, the state air navigation firm's CEO said.
Satellite-based technology is being used to support the operations of both airports, AirNav Indonesia's CEO Novie Riyanto said in a press statement that ANTARA received in Jakarta Monday.
AirNav Indonesia also has in place 11 personnel at the Air Traffic Controller (ATC), three at the Air Traffic Reporting Office (ARO), and three flight navigation technicians at the NYIA, Riyanto noted.
The skies over Yogyakarta are crowded enough because there are between 280 and 300 flights taking off and landing at regular intervals, of which 170 are regular flights while the rest are part of flight training activities.
"Once the NYIA begins operations, the Adi Sutjipto Airport will be used by military and training aircraft. Therefore, managing Yogyakarta's airspace will become more complex, but we are prepared for it," he remarked.
According to local media reports, Yogyakarta International Airport is expected to be fully operational by April 29, 2019.
With a terminal area of 210 thousand square meters and a runway that is 3,250 x 45 meters long, wide-bodied aircraft will find it more convenient to use.
In addition, this airport can accommodate 14 million passengers annually, nine times more than Adisutjipto Airport.
The presence of the new international airport is expected to add to the rapid growth of the tourism industry in Yogyakarta and Central Java Provinces.
The airport is being run by the State-owned Airport Services Company, PT Angkasa Pura I, in cooperation with PT Taman Wisata Borobudur Prambanan Ratu Boko / TWC (Persero), who are also collaborating to promote the ten priority tourist destinations.
This cooperation also includes the creation of a tourism campaign to promote Yogyakarta, Solo and Semarang (or so-called Joglosemar). These three areas located in Central Java region are the main tourist attractions along with the iconic Borobudur Temple.
"While Angkasa Pura I has the airport, TWC has places that tourists would like to visit, so this cooperation will help in attracting more visitors," Angkasa Pura I Director of Marketing and Services Devy Suradji pointed out in a written statement received by ANTARA recently. (Antara)
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