Collaboration of State-owned Enterprises to Support Mandalika MotoGP
The national airline Garuda Indonesia is ready to support the implementation of the MotoGP in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone, in Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, in 2021.
“We are ready to support MotoGP by adding flight frequencies and others on demand,” said General Manager of Garuda Lombok Office Branch, Supriyono, during the State-Owned Business Entity Creative Class program, in Mataram, Monday (April 1, 2019) .
According to him, the addition of flight frequencies from and to Lombok will be adjusted according to demand. Likewise with the type of aircraft that will be used to carry passengers.
“In essence, we are adjusting to the existing demand. If the demand is high enough, of course we will develop additional fleets or flight routes,” he said.
At present, said Supriyono, Garuda serves Lombok-Denpasar flights and vice versa three times a day. While the Lombok-Jakarta flight route and vice versa can be 2-3 times in one day.
“We still don’t have a number of increasing frequencies during MotoGP, we are still analyzing. So far, we are still serving requests according to existing conditions,” he said.
Supriyono also hopes that PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) has also provided supporting facilities at Zainuddin Abdul Madjid (ZAM) International Airport, Praya, Central Lombok Regency.
As is known, Indonesia hosted MotoGP motorcycle racing in 2021, with a location at the Mandalika Circuit, Central Lombok Regency.
The certainty of MotoGP racing is known after Dorna Sport, the organizer of the MotoGP race, officially announced it.
Regarding the MotoGP racing plan, the Mandalika Circuit with the concept of street circuits will begin construction in October 2019 and is targeted to be completed by 2020.
“The street circuit concept means that when it is not being used for racing, the circuit will become an ordinary highway,” said Managing Director, Indonesia Tourism Development Coporation (ITDC), Abdulbar M. Mansoer.
In the construction of the Mandalika Circuit, ITDC will collaborate with Vinci Construction Grands Projects from France to build a 4.3 kilometer race track.
The Indonesian Tourism Development Company or ITDC is an Indonesian State-Owned Enterprise engaged in tourism. The company manages and develops the Mandalika area to become one of the world’s tourist destinations in Indonesia.