First Year of Operation, BIJB Targets 2.7 Million Passengers, MAJALENGKA-PT West Java International Airport (BIJB) is targeting 2.7 million passengers, in the first year of operation of the airport in Kertajati Majalengka, in 2018.

It was stated, Division Head Supporting Business & Investment Portfolio BIJB, Dian Nurrahman, related to the target airport passengers who are currently in the development stage.

“We started operations in February 2018. We project in 2018 the number of passengers reaches 2.7 million. The amount of 2.7 million is the number of passengers who went and who came, “said Dian told, at the event of West Java Travel Mart 2017 in Cirebon, Friday (12/5).

Dian further said that 2.7 million is the projection of Feasibility Study (FS), conducted by two international consultants, Surbana Jurong Singapore and KPMG Singapore, and a national consultant from Lapi ITB.

“So the two internationally renowned local and one made a study of how aircraft and passengers move. Well after calculated by various methods to meet the figure of 2.7 million, so that’s just a projection, “he explained.

For aircraft movements, in the first year of operation Kertajati international airport will open 10 domestic flight route services and four international flight routes. “For the first year of 2018 we plan to have four international flights, three in Southeast Asia and one to Jeddah for Umrah services. The ones to Southeast Asia are Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, “said Dian.

Meanwhile, related to West Java Travel Mart (WJTM) 2017 event, BIJB strongly supports the tourism activities, especially to lift tourism in Ciayumajakuning area. The WJTM event was assembled with a table top which was attended by participants from 100 buyers and 47 sellers from abroad and domestic.

“Why we need to follow this activity because for BIJB tourism activities in accordance with the motto we want to be The Best Gateway for Business & Tourism in West Java,” he explained.

The plan, Saturday (13/5), the perpetrators of tourism and hospitality industry will visit the attractions of Paragliding and visit the construction project in Kertajati Majalengka BIJB. The visit to BIJB is to further inform and see first hand the progress of BIJB Kertajati.

“So the visit to this BIJB project is informed to buyers and sellers related to our preparation in February 2018. BIJB’s progress up to the position of May 7, 2017, the total of the total has been 41 percent. So we plan to finish November 2017. We target two years, start in 2015, “he said.

In addition, he said, this visit also BIJB can simultaneously socialize that in front of the traveler can depart from Kertajati, not only from Soekarno Hatta.

“Because of the distance, their accessibility can be easier, especially the Ciayumajakuning area. Then coupled with West Java’s western part of Tegal and Brebes it is closer to Kertajati, “said Dian. (Andriyana)

Source: (15 Mei 2017 / 15.40 PM)