The Asian-African Conference was originally set up to promote economic and cultural cooperation among the newly independent countries of the two continents. (Antara Foto/Novrian Arbi)

Airports Readied for Asian-African Conference Traffic

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

APRIL 15, 2015

Jakarta. The Transportation Ministry is preparing four airports in Jakarta, Palembang and Lampung for coordinated use during the 2015 Asian-African Conference.

Aircraft carrying conference delegates will first arrive at one of the four airports, including Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta. Delegates headed for Bandung will travel there from Jakarta.

"We're getting Soekarno-Hatta, Halim, Lampung and Palembang airports ready. Husein Sastranegara International Airport [in Bandung] won't have enough space if every airplane parks there," Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan told state-run news agency Antara on Wednesday.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first Asian-African Conference, which was originally set up to promote economic and cultural cooperation among the newly independent countries of the two continents.

The minister also pointed to efforts made to guarantee the additional air traffic at the four airports would not disturb normal activities.

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