Jakarta (VNA) - Indonesian airport operatorAngkasa Pura II (AP2), is finalising its plan to expand operation overseas, according to AP2 President Director Muhammad Awaluddin.

He told the press on October 28 that the company is eyeing a number of potential airports in several African countries, as well as exploring opportunities to manage airports in ASEAN member countries like Thailand.

AP2 is also selecting world-class operators to join the company in developing and managing Kualanamu International Airport in North Sumatra, Awaluddin said, adding that the collaboration of AP2 with strategic partners at Kualanamu Airport is expected to increase international and domestic passengers to 20 million passengers in the next five years.

The company manages 19 airports in Indonesia, including Soekarno-Hatta, one of the busiest airports in the world. Next year, it will manage 20 airports with the addition of the Great General Soedirman Airport in Purbalingga, West Java, currently under construction.

This year, AP2 allocated 11 trillion Rp (785.71 million USD) to developing several airports, mostly for Soekarno – Hatta airport expansion./.