Published on : Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Aviation professionals, government officials and business leaders gather in Bali, Indonesia this week as they attend the 10th ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Seminar organized by ACI Asia-Pacific and hosted by Angkasa Pura Airports, the airport operator operating 13 airports in Indonesia.
The Small and Emerging Airports Seminar is a dedicated event to address the common interests and concerns of small and emerging airports in the Asia-Pacific region. Aviation professionals and business leaders were invited to share their insights on issues relating to the theme of the Seminar, “Navigating Aviation Growth and Challenges in Southeast Asia”. The event will be held from October 20 – 22, 2014, comprising a pre-seminar workshop on airport economics, main conference and the ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Network meeting.
In his opening remarks to all delegates, ACI Asia-Pacific President, Dennis Chant thanked Angkasa Pura Airports for their generous support and hospitality. Commenting on the event and the ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Network, he said, “Over the years, the smaller and emerging airports in the Asia-Pacific were supported by ACI Asia-Pacific under this significant platform which aims at promoting exchange of experiences among the small yet emerging airports.”
While Asia-Pacific is experiencing a strong and steady growth in passenger traffic, he called upon airports in the region to equip themselves to tackle the challenges and embrace the opportunities that this growth will bring. He affirmed the delegates that ACI Asia-Pacific would continue to work closely with its airport members to build a brighter future for the aviation industry.
“Indonesia as a growing-fast country, needs a strong foundation of world-class infrastructure, including modern airports. To keep in pace with the rising traffic demands, Indonesia needs to upgrade facilities in the areas of service, hospitality, science and research. Through international conferences like the ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Seminar, where international aviation professionals will gather in Indonesia, we will surely benefit from the discussions as we examine the challenges we face in the Southeast Asia aviation industry.”said Tommy Soetomo, President Director of Angkasa Pura Airports.
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