by Kevin Rozario (London, United Kingdom)
Indonesia’s solid economic performance so far this century has made it a focus for global investment. It has benefited the airport business in the world’s largest archipelagic country made up of more than 16,000 UN-registered islands.
AP1, one of two state-owned airport operators in Indonesia, wants to transform LOP into a world-class gateway. In addition to developing the 530 hectares of airport land, the plan is to tag on an airport city of around 167 hectares.
Among Indonesia’s airports, Lombok Praya International (LOP) – also known as Zainuddin Abdul Madjidin Airport – is considered an attractive asset. ACI statistics show the gateway, situated in West Nusa Tenggara directly east of Bali, handled 4.14 million passengers in 2018, making it the 14th busiest in the country.