Construction work for the expansion of Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung has begun under State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II, with the goal of increasing passenger capacity from 750,000 passengers a year to 3.4 million.
According to the President director of Angkasa Pura II, Tri S. Sunoko, the airport was currently operating at about 300 percent over capacity when passenger numbers reached 2.46 million in 2013, he was quoted as saying that,
“The spirit of this expansion is to make Husein Sastranegara Airport Bandung’s pride and icon, as well as to maintain services amid rapid air passenger growth,” said Tri.
The development director told Investor Daily was told that the project was estimated to cost somewhere in the region of $11.3 million and that construction would be funded with the company’s own money.
He said, and the project — which broke ground on Monday — is expected to be completed in 12 months. The airport will be expanded from 5,000 square meters to 17,000 square meters.