JAKARTADAILY – Three airlines carrying 176 tons of logistics cargo for the 2022 Superbike World Championship Mandalika series arrived at the Lombok International Airport in East Nusa Tenggara.
Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines carrying the logistics arrived at Lombok on Saturday –and Sunday, October 29 and 30 and Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
The contents of the Airlines include motorcycles, spare parts, and supporting equipment for this motorcycle racing world championship event.
"We can also convey that after landing, all cargo logistics undergo an unloading process according to the rules before being transported to the Mandalika Circuit," said PT Angkasa Pura I President Director Faik Fahmi.
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Fahmi said that this year's Superbike racing event is the second time it has been held at the Mandalika Circuit.
Fahmi said Lombok International Airport is the main air gateway for cargo logistics, championship participating teams, as well as spectators from within and outside the country.
“Angkasa Pura I, as the manager of Lombok International Airportare ready to support the 11th series of the World Superbike Championship this year,” he said.
He added that PT Angkasa Pura I as the manager of Lombok International Airport previously completed various airport development projects to support the smooth implementation of the Superbike World Championship and the Indonesian MotoGP Grand Prix which were held at the Mandalika Circuit.
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In terms of airside infrastructure, the Lombok International Airport runway which previously had a length of 2,750 meters has been extended to 3,300 meters, and its carrying capacity has been increased.
Thus, it can serve the operation of large-body aircraft (wide body) class Boeing 777. The airport apron has also been expanded, from previously having an area of 108,100 square meters to 136,300 square meters.
In addition, it can accommodate as many as 16 aircrafts with a configuration of 10 narrow body aircrafts and 6 wide body aircrafts.
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