Jakarta. Angkasa Pura II has launched its Indonesia Airports smartphone application, designed to provide travelers with integrated information at the 13 airports operated by the state-owned company in the western part of the country.
"We are going digital; now you can download the app from Android and iOS and access any flight schedules, delays and more in real time," Angkasa Pura II chief executive Muhammad Awaluddin said in a statement.
The app also features the locations of shops and cafés, prayer rooms, foreign exchange rates and transportation connections at airports.
"The Indonesia Airports app is designed to allow travelers to use it effectively from the start. It's also a reflection of the current cultural changes in the use of smartphones," Awaluddin added.
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya meanwhile expressed his appreciation of the initiative, saying that it will aid growth in the tourism sector.
"Airports are tourism sites, the places where tourists get their first impression [of a country] and therefore service is king," Arief said. "The app will obviously help tourists."
The airports covered by the app are as follows:
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten
Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta
Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra
Supadio International Airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan
Minangkabau International Airport in Padang, West Sumatra
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport in Palembang, South Sumatra
Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport in Pekanbaru, Riau
Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung, West Java
Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport in Banda Aceh, Aceh
Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport in Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands
Sultan Thaha Airport in Jambi
Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang, Bangka-Belitung
Silangit Airport in Siborong-Borong, North Tapanuli.