PT ANGKASAPura I (AP I), especially Lombok Praya Airport, is ready to support the event and welcome the arrival of participants, officials, and spectators at the 2022 MotoGP at the Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, March 2022.

This is indicated by the completion of the development of Lombok Praya Airport, where the development includes the expansion of the passenger terminal, expansion of the apron, extension of the runway (apron), and development of cargo facilities.

“With the experience of welcoming participants, officials, spectators, and handling cargo for the 2021 WSBK event, we are sure that the reception for this year’s MotoGP event can run smoothly,” said PT Angkasa Pura I President Director, Faik Fahmi in a written statement in Jakarta, Sunday (1/09).

Currently, the Lombok Airport passenger terminal has been expanded to 43,501 square meters with a capacity of 7 million passengers per year, from the previous 24,123 square meters with a capacity of 3.25 million passengers per year.

The Lombok Airport apron can now accommodate 16 aircraft with a configuration of 10 narrow body aircraft and 6 wide body aircraft, while the runway is ready to support the operation of wide body aircraft such as the Boeing 777. For information, the 3,300-meter-long runway owned by Lombok Airport is a runway the fifth longest in Indonesia.

In addition to preparing in terms of air connectivity, Angkasa Pura I has also prepared risk mitigation to anticipate potential risks that may occur and can affect the continuity of the event, such as excess capacity, bad weather which causes the aircraft to be unable to land.

The mitigation concept is the One Day Trip in the Triangle Area of ​​Lombok Airport-I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali-Juanda Airport, Surabaya, which includes various mitigation efforts such as repositioning aircraft parking in case of excess capacity in the aircraft parking configuration on the apron of Lombok Airport.

Also, Faik continued an alternate aerodrome if Lombok Airport is not operating due to bad weather or things that have the potential to block the runway, as well as coordinating with the airline regarding the proposal to increase the number of airline aircraft, fleet management, aircraft rotation, readiness of ground handling operators serving the triangle routes.

Angkasa Pura I also took advantage of the 2022 MotoGP moment to participate in promoting West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) MSMEs at Lombok Airport through collaboration between the NTB Province Tourism and Creative Economy Office and the company’s subsidiary, Angkasa Pura Supports, which helps provide international scale services for services. and security not only at the airport but also at Mandalika.

“Support for logistics and retail services is also provided by Angkasa Pura Logistik and Angkasa Pura Retail which are the carrying capacity for Lombok Airport,” he concluded. [antaranews/photo special]