With the stateowned airport operator Angkasa Pura I increasing construction work on the new Kulon Progo airport, completion is scheduled for this year, a year earlier than scheduled. The new and modern airport will replace the overcrowded Adisucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta that has been tackling ever-increasing numbers of tourists visiting the Javanese hotspot.
The current airport serves six million passengers annually, four times its designed capacity. And, with no sign of Yogyakarta’s tourist pull decreasing, the city is in much need of something new. The new Kulon Progo airport will be able to hold an annual capacity of 14 million passengers and move the city into a modern age for travellers.