The authoritative Indonesia Digest edited by Wuryastuti Sunario reports:
Japan International Cooperation (JICA) has rated Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport as Indonesiaís best Security equipped airport, giving it full ratings of 100%, said Chadik Wibowo, Aviation Security Manager of PT Angkasa Pura Ngurah Rai's Branch. This evaluation was made after thorough checks at six Indonesian international airports, reports Bisnis Indonesia.
Medan's Polonia Airport was given ratings of 63%, as was the Sam Ratulangi airport in Manado; with Hasanuddin Airport of Makassar at 56%. Whereas, the Soekarno-Hatta in Jakarta was rated at 50%; Adisucipto airport in Yogyakarta also at 50%; while the Sepinggan at Balikpapan was lowest at 25%.
After August 2005, Bali's International Airport received additional aviation security equipment and has strengthened its security personnel by increasing the number threefold to 705 persons, which include Airport Security Police and Special Air Force troops.
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