West Java International Airport (BIJB) has official ‘three letter code’ of the airport, namely KJT. The KJT code is chosen to represent the name of the Kertajati area because BIJB will stand majestically in Kertajati Subdistrict, Majalengka Regency, West Java.
Virda Dimas Ekaputra as President Director of PT BIJB said the three letter code was issued directly to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an international trade organization made up of airlines.
“Alhamdulilah we are already proposing to get the three leter code we finally have.Because it is also a thing eagerly awaited by all airlines for this,” said Virda after attending the signing of the MoU with PT Garuda Indonesia Persero Tbk in Garuda Indonesia Management Building, Soekarno-Hatta Airport Area, Cengkareng, last week.
Since the physical execution of BIJB, several efforts have been made with several airlines. Only, with no ownership of ‘three letter code’ to make cooperation several times delayed. He also believes with the presence of the code from IATA, several airlines that have not been or have been exploratory will immediately cooperate with how to fly from BIJB.
BIJB on Thursday (19/10/2017) just did a strategic cooperation with the largest airline in Indonesia, namely Garuda Indonesia. After Garuda, similar cooperation will also be conducted with other airlines, namely PT Lion Mentari Airlines or Lion Air at the end of October 2017.
Cooperation with Lion Air could be a good step to become the trigger of other airlines to fly from Kertajati. “We are 27 this same Lion Air, of course hope after Lion, cooperation with others can be done immediately,” said Virda.
In addition to physical work, according to him, all forms of airport administration continue to be done PT BIJB. The name of the airport that swallowed the investment value of Rp2, 6 trillion is also currently looking for the name as the main identity. Some names are sticking out and will be delivered directly to West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan.
Virda claimed no problem with any name and that rolled out to be discussed directly at the executive desk considering BIJB is also a company owned by West Java provincial enterprises. Most importantly, the chosen name may represent the West Java community as a whole. “We are anywhere, the important thing is perceived to represent the people of West Java,” he concluded.