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Safety, Security and Efficiency Increased, Runway 3 Optimal to Serve Flights at Soekarno-Hatta Airport

12 Jan 2020

Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is currently operating with three runways, namely Runway 1 which is located in the South and Runway 2 and Runway 3 in the North.

Runway 3 has been fully operated with a dimension of 3,000 x 60 meters, which aims to facilitate traffic and increase flight capacity, of course by prioritizing safety principles and abiding by regulations.

With regard to reviews from previous public policy and consumer protection observers, basically this runway 3 has been planned for a long time and has gone through stages of discussion and coordination with all stakeholders as well as through the studies specified in the master plan and obtaining regulatory approval. Until now, the number of flights that have been served on Runway 3 alone has reached 864 flight movements since it was fully operational from December 20, 2019 to January 6, 2020, with details of 587 domestic flight movements and 277 international flight movements.

PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) VP of Corporate Communication Yado Yarismano said that the successful operation of Runway 3 cannot be separated from close coordination among all stakeholders.

"Runway 3 will not be successful if the stakeholders do not coordinate closely and support each other, we are very grateful to AirNav Indonesia, the airlines, and the public for their support for Soekarno-Hatta Airport".

"The operation of Runway 3 clearly makes Soekarno-Hatta Airport have more space on the air side so that it can be more effective in serving aircraft take off and landing. This is quite felt where during the peak season of the Christmas and New Year holidays last year, Soekarno-Hatta could smoothly serve flights that were busier than normal conditions, "said Yado Yarismano.

Furthermore, Yado Yarismano said that the operations of the three runways in Soekarno-Hatta are currently divided into two parts, namely the Southern Runway (Runway 1) and the Northern Runway (Runways 2 and 3).

Supported by the presence of the east connecting taxiway (ECT) at the end of last year, which complemented the west connecting taxiway (WCT) operation, the three runways can be optimal in improving flight safety, efficiency and flight capacity.

"Flight safety is increasing because Soekarno-Hatta clearly has more space on the air side. Efficiency also increases with decreasing number of aircraft queues on the taxiway and in the airborne [airborne holding]. The taxi distance from the apron to the runway or vice versa is also closer and more varied. "

"Runway capacity is increasing due to reduced inter-plane spacing and decreased runway occupancy time," Yado Yarismano explained.

Related to the aviation safety aspect. Previously, Director General of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Transportation Polana B. Pramesti ensured that Runway 3 operations could be operated in accordance with aviation safety and security standards.

"From the start, Runway 3 was built with the concept of runway dependent, by fulfilling the safety aspects needed in accordance with ICAO compliances, with a strategy of handling air traffic systems in a segregated manner," explained Polana.

Regarding safety aspects, PT Angkasa Pura II has always been committed to maintaining safety aspects in accordance with ICAO compliances. PT Angkasa Pura II also always coordinates with Airnav Indonesia in regulating air traffic systems. As for now PT Angkasa Pura II is making improvements to the Stop Bar marking from Runway 2 to Runway 3. In the future, in addition, PT Angkasa Pura II also has plans to build additional facilities for Runway 3 so that the movement at the airside is more optimal.

With the development phase carried out by PT Angkasa Pura II and AirNav Indonesia, flight capacity in Soekarno-Hatta is targeted to increase to 114 flight movements per hour.