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Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Serves Commercial Flights September 1, 2022

31 Aug 2022

AP II and ATS sign HoA

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) and PT Angkasa Transportindo Selaras (ATS) ensured the readiness of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to return to serving commercial flights starting September 1, 2022.

ATS, as the manager of a 21-hectare land at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, together with AP II, as the holder of an Airport Business Entity (BUBU) permit for Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, work together to ensure that commercial flight services at the airport run smoothly in order to strengthen national air connectivity.

AP II and ATS today, August 31, 2022, signed the Head of Agreement on Cooperation in the Management and Operation of Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport.

AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said Halim Perdanakusuma Airport was the entrance window for Jakarta, which is one of the biggest cities in the world.

“We want to build an airport together. We will build Halim Perdanakusuma Airport for Indonesia's progress in terms of air transportation infrastructure. Thank you to all parties, to the Indonesian Air Force, the Ministry of Transportation and all parties so that the master signing between AP II and ATS can be realized. We will work hard in providing services for the community," said Muhammad Awaluddin after the signing of the HoA between AP II and ATS.

Furthermore, Muhammad Awaluddin said all air and land side facilities at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport were ready to serve commercial flights.

"The Ministry of Transportation is revitalizing Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, and all facilities have been well prepared to serve commercial flights starting September 1, 2022. AP II as the BUBU permit holder has prepared all facilities on the land side and air side," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

These facilities include, among others, aviation security and safety facilities; electrical, mechanical and electronic facilities; service facilities; all facilities at the passenger terminal; Then the runway and apron have a capacity of 16 aircraft parking locations (parking stands) for narrow body aircraft and 6 wide body aircraft parking stands.

As for the revitalization of the arrival terminal to be wider, from the previous 819.32 square meters to 1,194.24 square meters and the addition of a baggage conveyor belt from 2 to 3, as well as the availability of a large prayer room.

In addition, ground handling services and Pertamina are also confirmed to be ready to serve commercial airlines on September 1.

All public and commercial facilities supporting services for passengers have also been prepared, including land transportation consisting of bus operators, taxi operators and rental vehicle operators.

Meanwhile, the verification process for the facilities in the terminal building has been carried out by the Ministry of Transportation and has been followed up by AP II.

Muhammad Awaluddin said full coordination was also carried out with all agencies to reactivate commercial flights at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.

"Full coordination is carried out with the Indonesian Air Force and the Ministry of Transportation as well as other stakeholders including airlines, AirNav Indonesia and the Port Health Office," said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Muhammad Awaluddin added, "Halim Perdanakusuma Airport and Soekarno-Hatta Airport which are also managed by AP II will support each other in providing flight services for the community, in order to also contribute to the national economic recovery in the midst of this pandemic. Through the application of the multi-airport system concept, Halim Perdanakusuma Airport and Soekarno-Hatta Airport are the main drivers of the growth of the national aviation sector."

ATS President Director Novrihandri said the collaboration between ATS and AP II will ensure Halim Perdanakusuma Airport operates by paying attention to aspects of security, safety, service and compliance with all regulations.

"Halim Perdanakusuma Airport has been prepared to serve commercial flights starting September 1, including supporting the 2022 G20 Indonesia Presidency," said Novrihandri.

Whitesky Aviation CEO Denon Prawiraatmadja said the collaboration between AP II and ATS was carried out to provide the best service for the country and the nation.

ATS itself is part of Whitesky Aviation.

At the same place, the Commander of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Air Base Marsma TNI Bambang Gunarto said that the hope in the future is that flight operations and services at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport will be more smoothly based on good cooperation.

Citilink and Batik Air will serve a number of flights at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.