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Two Weeks Flight From Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Moved to Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Operation Smoothly

10 Feb 2022

Soekarno-Hatta Airport every day on average serves 9 scheduled flights and 7 unscheduled flights transferring from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport

Jakarta - Halim Perdanakusuma Airport which is managed by PT Angkasa Pura II is currently temporarily closed since January 26, 2022 in the context of revitalizing the airport in accordance with Presidential Regulation Number 9 of 2022.

In line with this, all scheduled and unscheduled commercial flights that were previously carried out through Halim Perdanakusuma Airport were moved to recipient airports.

The airport that receives the most flight transfers is Soekarno-Hatta Airport which is also managed by AP II.

AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said that from January 26 to February 10, 2022, all flights moving to Soekarno-Hatta Airport could be run smoothly without any problems.

"For about 2 weeks, Soekarno-Hatta Airport served an average of 9 scheduled commercial flights every day, previously carried out at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, for various flight routes. Operations went very smoothly, including regarding the availability of time slots, aircraft parking stands, boarding gate arrangements and also ground handling activities," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

The scheduled commercial airlines moving to Soekarno-Hatta Airport are Citilink operating in Terminal 3, and Batik Air operating in Terminal 2.

Batik Air flight numbers that changed operations from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to Soekarno-Hatta Airport were confirmed as many as 12 flight numbers (Flight Numbers), while Citilink had 10 flight numbers.

Muhammad Awaluddin said the airline was also optimizing a number of flight routes in line with this flight shift.

“For example, there is one airline operating the same route at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport and Soekarno-Hatta Airport as Jakarta - Surabaya. In line with flight transfers to Soekarno-Hatta, airlines can make more optimal flight arrangements," explained Muhammad Awaluddin.

Meanwhile, for general aviation flights or private jet flights, the average number of flights per day is 7 flights.

The point of departure and arrival of private jet passengers is through the Saphire Precious Lounge which is located in the Terminal 1 area,

"General aviation flights at Soekarno-Hatta Airport also run very smoothly, supported by the Saphire Precious Lounge which has complete services for private jet flights as well as facilities to process passenger departures and arrivals according to regulations," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

The Saphire Precious Lounge itself used to be a VIP Building, where currently Soekarno-Hatta Airport already has a new VIP Building specifically to serve state flights and state guests in the Terminal 3 area.

Director of Operations & Service AP II Muhamad Wasid said overall this flight move resulted in a 2% increase in flights at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

"The transfer of flights from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to Soekarno-Hatta Airport, at this stage has an impact on increasing flights at Soekarno-Hatta Airport by 2%," explained Muhamad Wasid.

Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Revitalization
The Executive General Manager of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Marsma TNI Nandang Sukarna, S.T., M.Si said that the revitalization at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport had begun.

"Revitalization has begun, including the air side, namely the runway and taxiway," explained Nandang Sukarna.

The Ministry of Transportation has previously said that the work carried out in line with the revitalization of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport is runway and taxiway restoration, increasing the apron capacity of Naratetama and Naratama aircraft, renovating the Naratetama and Naratama buildings, renovating operating buildings, repairing the drainage system in the airport, and structuring other facilities.