In early 2019 the new terminal at Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang is targeted to be fully operational. The current terminal capacity is only able to accommodate 800 thousand passengers a year while passenger traffic through Ahmad Yani Airport reaches 4.4 million people in 2017. With the new terminal, it is targeted to accommodate up to 6 million passengers per year. With the concept of eco-green airport design, airplane passengers can be more comfortable and comfortable in the new terminal. The development of the new terminal is to improve airport services by prioritizing comfort without neglecting safety and security aspects. The operation of the new terminal and the development of the airport amounting to Rp 2.075 trillion is a solution to the problem of lack of capacity that has lasted for several years. In addition, the new terminal developers also anticipate the growth potential of passengers by 10 percent each year.
The development and expansion of Ahmad Yani Airport Semarang is part of the government’s priority program in encouraging air connectivity and regional economic growth. Airport development is a manifestation of the government’s commitment to accommodate the high mobility of the population and the need for adequate air infrastructure and facilities. BUMN also continue to synergize with each other so that government strategic projects can be completed on time and can quickly serve the needs of the community.
Ahmad Yani Airport Semarang brings the concept of floating airport combined with the concept of eco-green airport, making this airport as the first floating airport in Indonesia. The airport is built on soft and largely aqueous land using pile and prefabricated vertical drain (PVD) methods to compact the softland. PVD itself is an artificial drainage system installed in soft soil layers. The development of Ahmad Yani-Semarang Airport Project is divided into four packages and involves four state-owned enterprises as project contractors, namely PT Hutama Karya-Nindya Karya, PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero) Tbk and PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk and PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) ) with Jaya Konstruksi.