President Jokowi Inaugurates YIA International Airport Today

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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo today will inaugurate the Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) Kulon Progo, Special Region of Yogyakarta. The inauguration was carried out with a health protocol with a very limited number of invitations.

Quoted from the Official Palace press release, the President and his limited entourage departed to Kulon Progo Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, through Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta at 08.30 AM using the Indonesian Presidential Aircraft.

As soon as Jokowi arrived, the Minister of Transportation, the Governor of Yogyakarta Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X and the Managing Director of PT Angkasa Pura I, Faik Fahmi, will welcome the President.

After the Friday Prayers, President Jokowi is also scheduled to hand over the Presidential Assistance for Micro Enterprises at Gedung Agung, the Presidential Palace in Yogyakarta.

The construction of YIA Airport has been carried out since the end of December 2018. The airport has a runway of 3,250 meters with a passenger capacity of up to 20 million people per year.  YIA Airport was first operated in March 2019 as a commercial trial. While public flights start on May 6.

On the flight to Yogyakarta, President Jokowi was accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Erick Thorir, Head of Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono, Presidential Military Secretary Major General of Indonesian National Army Suharyanto, and Chief of Presidential Security Force Major General of National Armed Force Maruli Simanjuntak.

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