Playqiuqiu.com, Lombok – The management of PT Angkasa Pura I Lombok International Airport (LIA) Branch has prepared for the Christmas and New Year holidays (nataru), where the flow of arrivals to Lombok starts 21, 25 and December 26 2018. While the peak departure from Lombok December 27 2018, as well as January 2 and 6 2019.
It is predicted that the Nataru holiday at Lombok Airport will increase the number of passengers by 2 percent. To anticipate this, several operational facilities and airport services have been added, such as optimization of the 3rd floor as a waiting room, transfer of security check points (SCP) 1, addition and arrangement of drop zones and pick up zones and the addition of 10 parking spaces to 18. In the near future there will also be operated 2 garbarata located on the east side of the terminal.
General Manager of LIA I Gusti Ngurah Ardita said that LIA was the fourth airport after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali which had a heavy passenger population. “Therefore we are touching the development of facilities in a growing manner,” he said in Mataram, Friday, December 21, 2018.
At present, LIA has 18 parking stands so that it can be freely occupied by overnight aircraft (remain overnight). In addition, it can also be landed with wide-body aircraft of the type of Boeing 777. Per hour recorded, capable of serving 22 flights.
The LIA terminal, which was originally 20,000 square meters in size, has now added an area of 20,000 square meters. Now divided into two, for domestic flights on the west side and for international flights on the east side. “This is also in line with the availability of 10,000 hotel rooms in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone in 2020,” he said.
The airport, located in Praya, Central Lombok, experienced a decrease in the number of flights during the 6.0 magnitude earthquake over a month in August 2018. Even though under normal conditions, 12 thousand passengers were visited by the airport even at a peak of 14 thousand. But due to the disaster, it dropped to 7,000 passengers. “Yesterday approached stable. There are 9,000 passengers, ” said I Gusti Ngurah Ardita.