Soekarno-Hatta International Airport located on the island of Java, Indonesia and is Jakarta’a major airport. The airport is which is named in recognition of the Indonesia’s first President and Vice-President, Mohammad Hatta. The airport which is popularly called the Cengkareng Airport by the locals derived its IATA code, CGK from the name of the Cengkareng district located northwest of the city.
Soekarno-Hatta airport begun its operations in 1985 replacing the former Kemayoran Airport used for domestic flights in Central Jakarta as well as the Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport located in East Jakarta. Since then Kemayoran Airport has been closed however the Halim Perdanakusuma is still operational mainly serving mostly chartered and military flights as well as reactivated in 2014 for domestically scheduled commercial flights to ease passenger traffic at the Cengkareng Airport.
The airport which is situated about 20 km west of Jakarta, in Tangerang Regency, Banten is 10m above mean sea level as well as spans across a total area of 1,800ha. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport It is owned and operated by the state-owned Angkasapura II. The landside of the airport measures 18 km² and has two runways linked by two cross taxiways.
A first runway designated 07R/25L 12,007ft long and a second and slightly shorter parallel runway 07L/25R, at 11,811ft in length. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport houses three main terminal buildings namely Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Terminal 1 is used for all domestic flights, Terminal 2 which was opened in 1992 serves all the airport’s international flights while Terminal 3 located on the eastern side of the airport is mostly used for its low-budget flights.
In 2010 the airport handled more than 43 million passengers and 338,711 aircraft movement and is predicted to handle more than 75 million passengers annually by 2017. To facilitate the expected increase in passenger traffic the government has begun the construction of a third terminal and runway scheduled to be completed by 2017. It is expected that this development program to include a further 2500 acres of land will increase the airport’s passenger capacity by over 620.000 per year.
Terminal 1 completed in 1985 is situated on the opposite of Terminal 2 located on the south side of the airport. Terminal 1 which is mostly used for domestic flights has three sub-terminals each consisting of 5 baggage carousels, 7 gates and 25 ticket counters. The gates of Terminal 1 are alphabetically numbered from A through to C and include gates A1 to A7, B1 to B7 and C1 to C7 capable of handling up to 9 million passengers annually.
Terminal 2 of the airport completed on 1992 operates the airport’s international flights. Terminal 2 has 3 sub-terminals each containing 25 ticket counters, 5 baggage carousels and 7 gates.
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 3 is used for low-budget carriers. The terminal which is different in design from Terminal 1 and 2 is can handle much larger aircraft such as the A380 Airbus. Terminal 3 is located opposite the proposed Terminal 4 and east of Terminal 2 and has 5 piers each capable of handling up to 4 million passengers. After the completion of Terminal 3 the Soekarno-Hatta Airport recorded a total of 38 million passengers an increase in its passenger traffic from 18 million.
Soekarno-Hatta International at present does not have a fourth terminal however plans and underway to construct one it opposite Terminal 1. The construction of the new Terminal 4 which is scheduled to be completed by 2022 is expected to annually increase the number of passengers handled by the airport.
The airport’s cargo terminal is located east of Terminal 1 is used for both domestic and international cargo.
Facts About the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
- The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in 2012 was rated as the world’s 9th busiest airport in passenger traffic and in 2013 the busiest airport in the Southern Hemisphere.
- In 2014 the airport was also rated as the world’s third busiest airport in international routs with an annual passenger traffic of 4 million passengers.
- Future plans for the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport include the construction of a fourth runway to accommodate 550.000 aircraft traffic scheduled for completion in 2024.
- The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport was designed by the French architect Paul Andreu who is also responsible for designing the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.
- The concept used in the design of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is often referred to as “airport in the garden” or “garden within the airport” and consist of tropical decorative flowering plants used to fill spaces in-between the corridors and waiting boarding pavilions.
- Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminals currently can jointly handle a total of 22 million passenger each year.
- Facilities provided at the Soekarno-Hatta International include a golf course located on he left side of the airport’s main gate close to the Sheraton Bandara Hotel, two airport hotels; the Jakarta Airport and Sheraton Airport Hotel, four lounges in the departure area, a shopping area filled with duty free and souvenir shops, reading counters, WiFi, a smoking garden and other amenities.
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