Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Lombok Airport to Open One Year Behind Schedule
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Lombok Airport to Open One Year Behind Schedule

Plagued by Poor Planning, Budget Problems and Protests - Lombok's New International Airport to 'Maybe' Open One Year Behind Schedule.


Bali News: Lombok International Airport
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/3/2011)

Coordinated project development is apparently a concept beyond the comprehension of regional administrators on Bali's near neighbor island of Lombok.

After investing more than US$11 million in building the new Lombok airport, original plans to open the facility in March 2010 were postponed due to unfinished infrastructure-related elements, not the least of which include acquiring the land to build a highway access to the airport.

Now officials are suggesting the Lombok Airport "might" open in March 2011, a full year behind schedule. Jakarta Globe reports that protests by villagers living near the new airport demanding compensation for their land and jobs from the new air gateway are casting yet another cloud over the airport's eventual opening date.

State auditors have identified a shortfall of between US$8 - US$12 million still needed to make the airport fully functional. If those funds are allocated in 2011 government budgets, the earliest date the new airport may be able to open for business is mid-2011. This date, however, may also be overly optimistic as it may not contemplate the extensive testing and certification process that must be completed before international air carriers will be allowed to land.

The results of such poor planning and development coordination becomes all the more evident against the potentially embarrassing plans of Indonesia's President to inaugurate the airport in March 2011 and a concomitant target of 1 million foreign visitors for Lombok in 2012. Both the official opening date for the airport and the ambitious tourism target now appear very much in doubt.

In the mad scramble to complete the long-delayed airport, the Jakarta Globe also reports that established tender protocols will be ignored as Angkasa Pura, the airport managers, adopt a no-holds-barred approach to completing the airport.

When the airport is eventually opened, the new Lombok Airport will have a runway measuring 1,750 meters long and 40 meters wide, supported by an apron measuring 62,074 square meters. A terminal building of 12,000 square meters and a parking area of 17.500 square meters.

The length of the runway for what should be a modern state-of-the-art airport also calls into question the judgment of the project's planners. At 1,750 meters long, the Lombok runway will mirrors Bali much-criticized Ngurah Rai Airport which is deemed too short to handle fully-loaded and fully-fueled wide body long-haul international flights.

Related Articles

[Lombok's New International Airport in a Holding Pattern]

[Delays in Opening of Lombok's New Airport]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

   

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Baliís Loses Much-Loved Tourism Pioneer
Ida Pedanda Gde Ngurah Karang Ė Founder of Segera Village Hotel Dies at 87
(12/21/2014)
Fun & Sun Costs More in South Bali
Price of Waters Sports at Tanjung Benoa, Bali Increase by 30%
(12/20/2014)
Fire in East Denpasar
Fire Destroys 7 Shop Houses in East Denpasar, Bali
(12/20/2014)
Mantra for Difficult Times
Australian Mantra Hotel Group Scales Down its Plans in Tough Bali Marketplace
(12/20/2014)
Be Prepared
Bali Identifies Areas at Risk of Natural Disaster and Maps Plans to Minimize Destruction
(12/20/2014)
When Sleighs Wonít Do
Bali Airport to Operate 134 Extra Flights Over Christmas and New Year Period
(12/20/2014)
When a Bay Becomes a Quagmire
Editorial: We Support Jakarta Globe Call for President Joko Widodo to Cancel the Benoa Bay Reclamation
(12/20/2014)
4.25 Million Foreign Tourists to Bali in 2015?
Bali Seeks to Add 500,000 Tourist Visitors in 2015
(12/20/2014)
That Takes the Lot!
Baliís Tanah Lot Temple Experiencing a Record Number of Visitors Leader Up to Year End Piodalan Ceremony
(12/20/2014)
Shanghaied No More
Singaraja, Bali Immigration Office Deports 282 Foreign Workers in 2014
(12/20/2014)
Different Strokes Apply in Bali
Pendawa Beach Visitors in Bali Reminded that Sexual Activity and Swimming While Menstruating are Strictly Not Allowed
(12/20/2014)
Bali Non-Stop to Cairn, Australia
JetStar to Fly Direct Three Time a Week Cairns to Bali Flights Starting in March 2015
(12/20/2014)
All [News]!