The expansion of the eastern side of terminal 1 is necessary to ensure the convenience of passengers, General Manager of Juanda Surabaya Airport, Heru Prasetyo, said in Sidoarjo, East Java, on Wednesday.
"We apologize to passengers using the transportation services at Juanda Airport for the inconvenience caused while the construction work is underway," he said.
With the expansion of terminal 1, the airport can increase its capacity to 13.6 million passengers from 6 million passengers per year.
"The expansion of terminal 1 and (the improvement of) the interior design and supporting facilities have started and will be completed in 14 months," he said.
He said he would also ensure the orderly movement of passengers descending and boarding the plane.
"At this moment, passengers who are going to board the plane, do so from terminal 1 A and 1 B. In the future, they will be at terminal 1 A, and terminal 1 B will be only for passengers descending the plane," he said.
Angkasa Pura 1 has named state-owned construction company, PT Waskita, as the winner of the project.
"We will work round the clock so the expansion project is completed soon," he said.
The project also includes the expansion of the airport's parking areas.