Angkasa Pura I supports the MotoGP 2022 event

Jakarta (ANTARA) –

Lombok Airport is ready to support the MotoGP 2022 event and welcome the arrival of participants, officials and spectators, state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I informed.

This is indicated by the completion of the infrastructure at Lombok Airport, including the expansion of the passenger terminal and apron, the extension of the runway and the improvement of the cargo facilities.

“Based on our experience serving recent WSBK 2021 participants, officials, spectators and cargoes, we are confident that this year’s MotoGP event can go smoothly,” said PT CEO Angkasa Pura I , Faik Fahmi, in a statement written here. on Sunday.

Currently, the passenger terminal at Lombok Airport has been expanded to 43,501 m² with a capacity of seven million passengers per year, compared to 24,123 m² previously with a capacity of 3.25 million passengers per year.

Meanwhile, the tarmac at Lombok Airport can now accommodate 16 planes including 10 small planes and six large planes.

Subsequently, the runway is ready to support the operation of large aircraft such as the Boeing 777. In addition, the airport’s 3,300 m runway is the fifth longest in Indonesia.

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In addition, to prepare for air connectivity, Angkasa Pura I also prepared risk mitigation to anticipate potential risks that may arise during the event, such as overcapacity and bad weather preventing planes from landing.

The mitigation concept is the Triangle Region Day Trip: Lombok Airport – I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali – Juanda Airport in Surabaya.

The triangular area covers other mitigation efforts such as the repositioning of aircraft parking in the event of overcapacity on the tarmac at Lombok Airport.

A replacement airfield will also be taken to Lombok Airport in the event of bad weather or things likely to block the runway.

The airport authority will also coordinate with airlines the planned increase in aircraft numbers, fleet management, aircraft rotation and the readiness of ground handling operators serving the triangular routes.

In addition, Angkasa Pura I will promote local MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) in West Nusa Tenggara, in collaboration with the Provincial Office of Tourism and Creative Economy.
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