Yogyakarta International Airport
Yogyakarta international airport is new airport located in temon Kulonprogo Yogyakarta. This airport was official open on 28 Agustus 2020 to replace Adisutjipto International Airport as the main flight hub in the province. YIA spans over 528 hectares where 359 hectares are air side, and 223 hectares are land side with 3.250 meters of runway length. Air side facilities including rapid taxiway 1, holding bay 1, parallel taxiway, exit taxiway, and the apron.
While land side facilities such as a terminal building of 12,000 square meters, supporting buildings (such as the Flight Accident Aid and Firefighters building, cargo and airplane expedition, mosques, Main Powerhouse, and administrative buildings)
The airport is equipped with a passenger terminal spanning 219,000 square meters and has a total capacity of 20 million passengers per year, a significant upgrade from Adisutjipto’s capacity of 1.8 million passengers per year.
The distance From City center of Yogyakarta to Yogyakarta International Airport is about 50 km, and takes 2 hours if you drive a car or motorbike. Besides, the government also launched an airport train from Tugu stations. The airport trains will shorten the travel time from Yogyakarta City to the airport to only 40 minutes.
YIA will be the third largest airport in Indonesia, the development plan expected 15 million passengers per year in the first phase, then will reach 20 million passengers in the second phase. When the development has been completed, YIA will be integrated with industrial and tourism areas.
Since it closed in December 2021 because of the increasing of covid 19 case, now Yogyakarta International Air Port reopened for international flights. The government declare a formal statement about new update of this international flight by The Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister.
Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the four airports reopening were carried out as the pandemic situation in the country shows positive developments.
“One thing we still have to improve is the international flight capacity which is still far from normal,” said Luhut Pandjaitan after holding a limited meeting on the evaluation of the Public Activity Restrictions (PPKM) on Monday, April 4, 2022.
There are four airports where international flights will be reopened, namely Yogyakarta, Medan, Makassar, and Pekanbaru. “The government will take steps, including opening international airports, including Yogyakarta, Medan, Makassar, and Pekanbaru.