(TRIBUNJABAR.ID), CIREBON – Head of Cirebon Bank Indonesia (BI) Representative Office, M Abdul Madjid Ikram, believes that the existence of West Java International Airport (BIJB) Kertajati, Majalengka District, is able to boost the economic sector in the Ciayumajakuning region.
In fact, he noted that since the commencement of commercial flights from BIJB Kertajati, the economic sector in Cirebon, Indramayu, Majalengka, and Kuningan, experienced growth.
“Its growth reached 0.12 percent,” said M Abdul Madjid Ikram when met after the Dialogue on the Use of BIJB and the Plan for the Development of Aerocity and GPN Socialization at the Cirebon BI KPw, Jl Yos Sudarso, Cirebon City, Tuesday (08/14/2018).
Currently, only one flight route is served, namely from BIJB Kertajati to Surabaya and the opposite direction.
Even then only one flight per day. However, economic growth in Cirebon Region III has already been seen. “Later there will be an aerocity area, it will definitely feel more economic growth,” said M Abdul Madjid Ikram.
Therefore, he believes BIJB Kertajati is not only an airport, but a strategic economic area. He also hopes that the potential will be the concern of the Regional Government, especially in Region III Cirebon. “This is what must be communicated immediately between the Regional Government and all elements of society, it is a pity if the potential is not maximized,” said M Abdul Madjid Ikram.