Commercial flights in and out of Yogyakarta in Java have begun their relocation from the city’s old Adisucipto International Airport, to the new Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA).
All existing international flights, routes and airlines operating out of Adisutjipto Airport will move to YIA by the end of March, according to the results of the Summer 2020 Flight Period Flight Conference, held in Cirebon from 9-13 December 2019.
Thus far, Garuda Indonesia, Batik Air, Lion Air, Citilink, Indonesia AirAsia, Sriwijaya Air, Nam Air and Express Air have already agreed to move their services across to the new airport, filling a total of 96 flight slots at YIA in the process.
There will be a total of 75 domestic and 8 international routes moved from Yogyakarta Adisutjipto International Airport to YIA, completed by 29 March 2019. Henceforth, YIA will also extend its operational hours from 12 to 24 hours a day, to accommodate the expanded flight schedule.
Adisutjipto Airport will continue to operate for 12 hours per day (06.00-18.00 WIB), though will only operate 16 routes, classified as ‘general aviation’ and served by propeller aircraft. Terminal B will be used for departures, while arrivals will proceed through Terminal A.
Located in the Temon district of Kulon Progo Regency, around 11 kilometres from the centre of Yogyakarta city, Yogyakarta International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Yogyakarta) serves the Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, Indonesia. Operated by Angkasa Pura I, YIA first began operations on 6th May 2019, when it welcomed the arrival of a Citilink flight from Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta.