Indonesia’s Angkasa Pura Airports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gudang Garam to operate Dhoho Kediri Airport in East Java as a joint venture.
The MoU was signed by the managing director of Angkasa Pura Airports, Faik Fahmi, and Istata T Siddharta, director of Gudang Garam, in Jakarta on Tuesday, March 10.
“We are keen to develop a strong plan in cooperation with Gudang Garam. The development of Dhoho Kediri Airport is of great potential because it can act as an alternative to Juanda International Airport in East Java,” said Fahmi.
As the owner of an airport business entity license from Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation, and in collaboration with Gudang Garam, Angkasa Pura Airports is committed to serving passenger traffic growth across East Java by making Dhoho Kediri part of a multi-airport system in the region.
Dhoho Kediri is to be built 13km (8 miles) from Kediri City center. Once complete, the airport will cover almost 400ha (988 acres) with a 2,400 x 45m (7,875 x 147ft) runway, potentially accommodating 1.5 million passengers per year.
“We are optimistic that, through this step, we will further strengthen the Angkasa Pura Airports portfolio and our position as a world-class airport management company, as well as improving air connectivity, especially in East Java,” concluded Fahmi.