New facilities announced for the airport

The company that manages Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport announced plans yesterday for new services at the soon-to-be-completed airport.

Airport Perspective

Airport Perspective

Angkasa Pura told gathered media that losses in the billions of rupiah last year have forced them to look at new sources of revenue.

These include a private jet terminal for VIP arrivals in association with Swiss company Execujet, and a four-star hotel that will break ground next month.

“We are building a general aviation terminal with Execujet,” Corporate Secretary for Angkasa Pura Farid Indra Nugraha told journalists yesterday.

“If the President arrives, or we have VIPs arriving with their own planes, we will have a terminal ready for them.”

The apron and special terminal for jet arrivals, to be built on the south runway, will be completed before the Asia Pacfic Economic Cooperation summit, due to be held in October, explained Nugraha.

He added that there have been complaints in the past from VIPs and celebrities who have to join the queue with other passengers in the general area of the airport.

A luxury shopping mall is also part of the plan for the new airport facility with designer labels like Louis Vuitton and Bulgari being considered as possible tenants.

“We’re constantly trying to find new breakthroughs with different business models. We have launched a subsidiary company, Angkasa Pura Hotels, to build a hotel in the airport area,” Nugraha continued, when talking with reporters at the Nam Hotel, Jakarta, on Wednesday.

The plans for a four-star hotel were unveiled at the media conference. Providing approximately 200 rooms in the airport area, it will be built as a condotel (apartments and hotel) with recreation areas.