MINISTER of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi appreciated PT Angkasa Pura I, which operates Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, by implementing strict health protocols, so that it can serve users of aviation services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The application of health protocols in the field of aviation services must be carried out firmly,” said the Transportation Minister, Budi Karya after reviewing the development of the Yogyakarta International Airport which had been operating during the new normal period.

He also asked AP I to conduct intensive communication with the Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19 at the Ministry of Transportation. New normal decision, we have the management.

Budi Karya also appreciated the development of the use of air transportation services at Yogyakarta International Airport which is quite good with a high number of passengers, so that it is expected to increase the flow of tourists to Yogyakarta and the Borobudur area.

At present, continued Budi Karya, the Ministry of Transportation is also currently providing intermodal infrastructure, such as buses and trains. The hope, Yogyakarta becomes the New Bali.

“God willing, this intermodal infrastructure will accelerate the development of DIY, Central Java, and Yogyakarta International Airport,” he concluded. [antaranews/photo special]