Medan has a new airport named Kuala Namu Airport. Located in Deli Serdang, this airport is predicted to be the prettiest in Indonesia and is able to accommodate more foreign tourists who come to the Land of Batak.
"Kualanamu said that if Mr. Dahlan Iskan, Indonesia's most beautiful airports," said Deputy Governor of North Sumatra, Tengku Erry Nuradi Soft Launching the event at Lake Toba Festival Hall Susilo Soedarman, Sapta Pesona Building, Jl Medan Merdeka Barat, Jakarta, Friday (26.07.2013).
Tengku told her about Kualanamu. Berama he joined SOE Minister Dahlan Iskan on monitoring in Kuala Namu Airport on Thursday (25/7) yesterday. The first plane take off in Kuala Namu Airport, he was a Lion Air and Mandala.
"If most probably still Cengkareng Airport, but if it's pretty Kualanamu yes," he said.
Kuala Namu Airport has 104 check-in counters. Sophisticated, check-in system at an airport used is similar to existing models at Singapore Changi Airport.
Not only that, Kuala Namu Airport also has an airport train first in Indonesia and environmentally friendly building. Its capacity is greater than Polonia Airport in Medan.
"Polonia Airport has been in operation since 1928, the year could be 7.8 million passengers. Kualanamu can be much more than that," said Tengku.
Tengku had hoped, Kuala Namu Airport can accommodate more foreign tourists who come. Until now, there were 200 thousand tourists who come to North Sumatra.
"We hope to be the hub Kualanamu western part of Indonesia," said Tengku.
Speaking of facilities, grandeur, and beauty, Tengku sure Kualanamu will rival Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia. Interestingly, both the name of the airport is also almost similar.
"Kualanamu name is also similar to the Kuala Lumpur airport," Tengku chirps.