Jakarta. State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II seeks to complete a Rp 3.2 trillion ($235.2 million) worth revitalization project at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, by 2019.
AP II president director Muhammad Awaluddin said on Friday (09/02) that the revitalization project is expected to double the number of passengers the two terminals can receive to 36 million a year.
Awaluddin said AP II will publish a tender offer for the revitalization of Terminal 1 by the end of March, and for Terminal 2 by the end of May.
Terminal 1 is scheduled for completion in June 2019, while Terminal 2 in August 2019.
Each project will cost Rp 1.6 trillion, he said.
Terminal 1 was inaugurated in 1985, while Terminal 2 in 1992. Each of them can accommodate about 9 million passengers a year. After their revitalization, with Terminal 3 included, the country's largest and busiest airport will be able to serve 51 million passengers.
"The revitalization process will not stop operations at the terminals," Awaluddin said, adding their basic shape will not be changed, but new facilities will be added.
AP II also plans to start building the airport's third runway in March.
"We target to have the groundbreaking of the third runway in March 2018. Construction works may take up to 16 months," Awaluddin said.
The company, however, still needs to acquire 216 hectares for the Rp 5.8 trillion project.