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India’s GMR Airports takes over operations of Medan airport in Indonesia

“We would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to transforming Medan Airport into the Western International hub of Indonesia and contributing to the overall infrastructure development of the country. Our participation in the project is in line with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s ‘Look East’ policy and President Jokowi’s commitment to developing infrastructure in Indonesia.”

— Srinivas Bommidala, Chairman – Energy & International Airports, GMR Group

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Angkasa Pura Aviasi (APA), the Joint Venture Company of GMR Airports Limited and Indonesia’s state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II (AP2), recently announced that it had taken over operations of the Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Indonesia (Medan Airport).

The JV took over the operations of Medan airport in the presence of Budi Karya Sumadi – Minister of Transportation (MOT), Erick Thohir – Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (MSOE), Edy Rachmayadi – Governor of North Sumatra, and Muhammad Awaluddin – President Director, Angkasa Pura 2.

Srinivas Bommidala, Chairman – Energy & International Airports, GMR Group, said, “GMR Airports Limited is delighted to be part of such a momentous occasion. We would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to transforming Medan Airport into the Western International hub of Indonesia and contributing to the overall infrastructure development of the country. Our participation in the project is in line with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s ‘Look East’ policy and President Jokowi’s commitment to developing infrastructure in Indonesia.”

Medan airport is the second operating asset in GMR’s portfolio in South-East Asia. The Group is also coming up with a Greenfield airport at Crete in Greece (Europe)

The development of Medan Airport under the Joint Venture will lead to further growth in tourism and business activities between India and Indonesia. This also reinforced GMR Group’s credentials as one of the largest airport developer and operator globally, said Bommidala.

Medan airport is the second operating asset in GMR’s portfolio in South-East Asia. The Group is also coming up with a Greenfield airport at Crete in Greece (Europe).

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Tirthankar Ghosh
Tirthankar Ghosh is a senior journalist and presently Managing Editor, Newsline Publications. He has also been writing for well over 15 years for the New York-based Air Cargo News Flying Typers.

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