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AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin Elected as a Board Regional Member of the International Airport Council

11 Dec 2022

Jakarta - Airport Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific through the 34th Board Meeting which took place in Muscat, Oman, on 6 December 2022 chose the President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin as ACI Asia-Pacific Board Member.

ACI Asia-Pacific is part of ACI World as a representative from 1,950 airports in 185 countries. Meanwhile, the ACI Asia-Pacific Council is the governing body of ACI Asia-Pacific which is responsible for fiscal policy and management.

Muhammad Awaluddin currently serves as President Director of AP II for the second period, with the main task of managing 20 airports in Indonesia including the busiest in ASEAN, namely Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

As a Member of the ACI Asia-Pacific Board, Muhammad Awaluddin will collaborate with 29 other board members consisting of business leaders in the aviation sector in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, in providing strategic directions for ACI Asia-Pacific for advocacy efforts. , programs and activities.

As part of ACI World, ACI Asia-Pacific represents airport interests; developing standards, policies and best practices for airports; providing information and training to raise standards in the world, as well as a community platform for stakeholders in the airport industry.

ACI Asia-Pacific is one of ACI World's regional offices in 5 regions in the world. The other four regional offices are ACI Europe, ACI Africa, ACI Latin American-Caribbean and ACI North America.

Muhammad Awaluddin said that the trust from ACI Asia-Pacific could contribute to the development of the air transportation sector in the country.

"The opportunity to become a Member of the Asia-Pacific ACI Council will be used to promote the interests of national airports and the domestic air transportation sector at the regional level, and for these interests to have a special place in ACI as the organization that oversees airports in the world, for the purpose of increasing air connectivity and air transportation standards in Indonesia in providing services to the community," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

The election of a board member from Indonesia also indicates that the air transportation sector in Indonesia has a strategic role for the global aviation industry, including in the midst of the aviation recovery period which has been affected by the pandemic.

"Airport managers in Asia Pacific, including AP II which manages 20 airports in Indonesia, are trying to revive the aviation industry. ACI will collaborate with stakeholders in the aviation industry to encourage the revival of the aviation industry which is being pressured by the severe challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including ensuring the recovery of domestic flights can run well," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

As for the 34th Board Meeting, ACI Asia-Pacific also appointed 2 other new members to become board members. They are CEO of Australia Pacific Airport Corporation (APAC) Lorie Argus, and Chang Yi Wang as Chairman of Capital Airports Holding Limited & Beijing Capital International Airport Co. Ltd.

In total, ACI Asia-Pacific has 30 board members.

President of ACI Asia-Pacific Emmanuel Menanteau said the new members were believed to be able to support recovery in the aviation industry.

"We are very honored and grateful to all the professionals with extensive experience in the aviation industry who have joined us. I have no doubt the new members will continue to provide strong advocacy, to help travel recovery as the industry recovers. Their professional expertise is invaluable because we work with all stakeholders to revive this industry," said Emmanuel Menanteanu.

Meanwhile, Director General of ACI Asia-Pacific Stefano Baronci said, “I congratulate the members who were elected to be on the board. Australia, China and Indonesia are important markets in our region.”