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"Jakarta Airport" redirects here. For Jakarta-Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, see Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Bandar Udara Internasional Soekarno–Hatta
File:Soekarno-Hatta International Airport logo.png
Soekarno Hatta Airport Tower
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator PT Angkasa Pura II
Serves Jakarta
Location Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
Opened 1985
Hub for
Focus city for Citilink
Elevation AMSL 32 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 06°07′32″S 106°39′21″E / 6.12556°S 106.65583°E / -6.12556; 106.65583Coordinates: 06°07′32″S 106°39′21″E / 6.12556°S 106.65583°E / -6.12556; 106.65583

Java Island, Indonesia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07R/25L 11,500 3,600 Paved
07L/25R 11,545 3,600 Paved
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 57,772,762
Aircraft Movements 369,740
Cargo (metric tonnes) 342,473
Economic & Social impact $5.1 billion & 705 thousand[1]
Source: Passenger and Aircraft Movements from ACI[2]
Cargo from Angkara Pura II Airports Company[3]

Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Soekarno–Hatta) (IATA: CGKICAO: WIII), abbreviated SHIA or Soetta[4] is the main airport serving the greater Jakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia. The airport is named after the first President of Indonesia, Soekarno, and the first vice-president, Mohammad Hatta. The airport's IATA code, CGK, originates from Cengkareng, a district northwest of the city, and it is often called Cengkareng Airport by Indonesians, although the airport is administratively located within Tangerang.

Located about 20 km west of Jakarta, in Tangerang, Banten, Soekarno–Hatta Airport began operations in 1985, replacing the former Kemayoran Airport (domestic flights) in Central Jakarta, and Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta.[5] Kemayoran Airport has since been transformed into public areas. Halim Perdanakusuma is still operating, serving mostly VVIP, charters and military flights. Terminal 2 opened in 1991 and Terminal 3 opened in 2009, but in 2010 total passengers reached 43.7 million, surpassing the 38-million passenger capacity of all 3 terminals.[6] In 2012, the airport was the 9th busiest airport in the world with 57.8 million passengers, a 12.1% increase over 2011.[2] It is also the busiest airport in the Southern Hemisphere.

Although the airport is running over capacity, on May 4, 2012 after verification from April 23 to May 3, the Airport Council International (ACI) stated that Soekarno–Hatta International Airport is clearly being operated safely . All safety flying procedures are running well.[7] To overcome the overcapacity, on August 2, 2012 the ground breaking was done at terminal 3 to turn into an Aerotropolis airport which can serve 62 million passengers per year. This is predicted to be completed at the end of 2014.[8]


Used between 1928 and 1985, Kemayoran Airfield was considered unsatisfactory because it was too close to the major Halim Perdanakusuma Indonesian military airport. The civil airspace in the area became increasingly restricted, while air traffic increased rapidly, posing problems for international air traffic. In 1969, a senior communication officers meeting in Bangkok expressed these concerns.

In the early 1970s, with the help of USAID, eight potential locations were analyzed for a new international airport, namely: Kemayoran, Malaka, Babakan, Jonggol, Halim, Curug, South Tangerang and North Tangerang. Finally, the North Tangerang airspace was chosen; it was also noted that Jonggol could be used as an alternative airfield. Meanwhile, as an interim step, the Indonesian government upgraded the Halim Perdanakusumah airfield for use for passenger services. The old Kemayoran site was closed in 1985, and the land was later used for commercial and housing purposes.

Between 1974 and 1975, a Canadian consultant/consortium, consisting of Aviation Planning Services Ltd., ACRESS International Ltd., and Searle Wilbee Rowland (SWR), won a bid for the new airport feasibility project. The feasibility study started on 20 February 1974 with a total cost of 1 million Canadian dollars. The one-year project proceeded with an Indonesian partner represented by PT Konavi. By the end of March 1975, the study revealed a plan to build three inline runways, three international terminal buildings, three domestic buildings and one building for Hajj flights. Three stores for the domestic terminals would be built between 1975 and 1981 at a cost of US$ 465 million and one domestic terminal including an apron from 1982–1985 at a cost of US$ 126 million. A new terminal project, named the Jakarta International Airport Cengkareng (code: JIA-C), began.[9]


The airport's terminal 1 and 2 was designed by Paul Andreu, a French architect who also designed Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. One of the characteristics of the airport is the incorporation of the local architecture into the design, and the presence of tropical gardens between the waiting lounges. These unique characteristics earned the airport the 1995 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.[10] The runways runs northeast-southwest direction and has two runways parallel in the north and south side. The airport terminal took plan of spanning fan, main entrances of terminals connected to series of waiting and boarding pavilions via corridors. These waiting and boarding pavilions are connected to the airplanes through boarding bridges. The terminal 1 is in the southern side, while Terminal 2 and 3 are on the north side.

The airport concept is described as "garden within the airport" or "airport in the garden" as tropical decorative and flower plants filled spaces between corridors, waiting and boarding pavilions. The boarding pavilions demonstrate local Indonesian vernacular architecture, particularly the roof took Javanese stepped-roof pendopo/joglo style pavilion. The interior design displaying theme on diversity of Indonesian art and culture, as ethnic decorative elements taken from wooden carvings of Java, Bali, Sumatra, Dayak, Toraja to Papua. Another example is the railings of stairs, doors and gates took kala-makara (giant head and mythical fish-elephant creature) theme typical in ancient Indonesian temples such as found in Borobudur. The terminal 3 however took different architectural style, unlike ethnic-inspired Indonesian vernacular architecture style of terminal 1 and 2, terminal 3 took contemporary modern style of large glass windows with metal frames and columns.

Project phases

  • 1975–1977
    • To allocate the land and also determine the provincial border, time was needed. Authorities at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam were asked for their opinion about the airport plans, and concluded that the proposal was rather expensive and over-designed. The cost rose because of using a decentralized system. The centralization system was seen as a more suitable option.
    • The Team decided on a decentralized system like the ones used at Orly West Airfield, Lyon Satolas, Langen-Hagen-Hanover and Kansas City Airport due to its simplicity and effectiveness.
  • 12 November 1976
    • The building project tender was won by the French Aeroport de Paris.
  • 18 May 1977
    • The final contract design was agreed on by the Indonesian government and Aeroport de Paris with a fixed cost of about 22,323,203 French francs and Rp. 177,156,000 equivalent to 2,100,000 francs. The work was scheduled to take 18 months. The government appointed PT. Konavi as the local partner.
    • The result was:
      • 2 inline runways including taxiways
      • Roads: 1 in the east, another in the west for airport services. The west was closed to public use.
      • 3 terminals capable of accommodating 3 million passengers per year.
      • 1 module for international flights and 2 for domestic.
      • An airport inside a garden was selected as the image.
  • 20 May 1980
    • A four year contract was signed. Sainraptet Brice, SAE, Colas together with PT. Waskita Karya as the developer. Ir. Karno Barkah MSc. was appointed the JIA-C Project Director, responsible for the airport's construction.[11]
  • 1 December 1980
    • The Indonesian government signed a contract for Rp. 384,8 billion with developers. The cost structure was: Rp. 140,450,513,000 from the state budget, 1,223,457 francs donated by France and US$ 15,898,251 from the USA.
  • 1 December 1984
    • The airport structure was complete.
  • 1 May 1985
    • The new airport was launched on 1 May 1985 with operations form the domestic airport.
  • 1 May 1991
Phases of Soekarno–Hatta International Airport Project
Phase Year Description Status
Phase 1 1985 Building of Terminal 1 with a capacity of 9 million passengers per annum Completed
Phase 2 1991 Building of Terminal 2 with a capacity of 18 million passengers per annum Completed
Phase 3 2008 Building of Terminal 3 phase 1 with a capacity of 22 million passengers per annum Completed
2013 Completion of Terminal 3 with a capacity of 43 million passengers per annum In progress
Refurbishing of Terminal 2 to increase capacity to 53 million passengers per annum, In progress
Fully built integrated building In Progress
Construction of Terminal 4 Pending
2014 Refurbishment of Terminal 1 to increase capacity to 62 million passengers per annum Pending


In the newest masterplan Soerkarno-Hatta International Airport will increase the capacity from current capacity of 22 million passengers per annum to 62 million per annum in 2014. The airport will use new theme "Modern Airport With Traditional Sense" for the project. Angkasa Pura II as the operator designed Soekarno-Hatta Airport will have 3 passengers terminal, 1 new freight terminal (cargo village) and an integrated building in 2014. Also there will be an increase in apron capacity from the current 125 airplanes to 174 airplanes. By 2015, additional upgrades are expected to increase the airport's capacity to 75 million passengers.[12] An airport train from Manggarai Station and People Mover System designed for ground transportation from/to and inside the airport are also in planning.

Angkasa Pura II will spend Rp.11.7 trillion ($1.36 billion) to change the airport into a 'world class' airport which will be called 'aerotropolis' by 2014. In the first stage Terminal 3 will be expanded and thereafter Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 will be integrated with green walls and the airport will have a convention hall, shopping center, hotel, playground, recreational facilities and parking area for 20,000 vehicles.[13]

To anticipate a surge of passenger numbers, at least a ten percent increase each year, the government is preparing to lay down runway number 3. This was targeted to be completed in 2017. If the airport has 3 runways, the service capacity will rise to 623,420 movements per year and it will be able to anticipate growth at least until 2030. The expansion will use about 1,000 hectares from 10 villages in the Teluk Naga and Kosambi subdistricts.[14][15] The expansion plan has been rejected by Tangerang Municipal Government because the residents living around the airport wouldn't be able to earn income for their family. The local government offered another location such as in Balaraja, but Angkasa Pura II corporate secretary said that building a new airport would not be an easy task, as it requires a thorough study.[16]

Due to lack of space to make the third runway at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, the government plans to build a new airport around Cikarang and Karawang. The airport would be integrated with the planned Cilamaya International Seaport in Karawang.[17]

Volume of passengers

In 2012, Soekarno-Hatta handled 57,772,762 passengers and was the world's 9th busiest airport by passenger traffic,[2] surpassing Singapore Changi Airport, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, and Dubai International Airport. Growth of passenger traffic was 12.1% compared to 2011. The airport is considered one of the fastest growing airport in terms of passanger jumping from 32 million in 2008 at 37th, global rank on world's busiest airport by passenger traffic, to 57 million in 2012 ranking 9th position globally.

The table below was based on the data from Airport Council International. These statistics are from the movements of passengers, freight and aircraft in CGK.[2][18]

Year Passenger
2001 11,818,047 281,765 123,540
2002 14,830,994 306,252 144,765
2003 19,702,902 310,131 186,695
2004 26,083,267 322,582 233,501
2005 27,947,482 336,113 241,846
2006 30,863,806 384,050 250,303
2007 32,458,946 473,593 248,482
2008 32,172,114 465,799 248,482
2009 37,143,719 538,314 287,868
2010 44,355,998 633,391 338,711
2011 52,446,618 617,716 345,495
2012 57,772,762 342,473 369,740
Busiest international passenger routes into and out of Soekarno Hatta International Airport (FY 2011[19])[20]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change Airlines
1  Singapore
999,990 Increase 9.6 Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Singapore Airlines, Sriwijaya Air, Tigerair, Tigerair Mandala, Turkish Airlines, Valuair
2  Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
977,149 Increase 13.5 AirAsia, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lion air, Malaysia Airlines, Tigerair Mandala, Yemenia
3  Thailand
897,302 Increase 20.2 Garuda Indonesia, Thai Airways International, Tigerair Mandala, U Airlines
4  Hong Kong
Hong Kong
850,500 Decrease 2.9 Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Tigerair Mandala
5  South Korea
788,099 Increase 2.7 Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air
6  Japan
760,722 Decrease 19.8 All Nippon Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines
7  China
611,653 Increase 2.4 Air China, Garuda Indonesia
8  Netherlands
609,202 Increase 8.1 Garuda Indonesia, KLM
9  United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
577,314 Decrease 32.8 Etihad Airways, Garuda Indonesia
10  Taiwan
557,778 Increase 16.4 China Airlines, Eva air, Garuda Indonesia
11  United Arab Emirates
577,761 Increase 32.9 Emirates, Yemenia
12  Philippines
509,514 Increase 9.6 Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines
13  Australia
500,149 Decrease 13.5 Garuda Indonesia, Qantas
14  Australia
508,653 Increase 2.4 Garuda Indonesia, Jeststar
15  Sri Lanka
489,302 Increase 20.2 Mihin Lanka
16  Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
487,500 Decrease 2.9 Lion Air, Vietnam Airlines
17  China
388,834 Increase 2.7 Garuda Indonesia
18  Australia
255,202 Decrease 8.1 Garuda Indonesia
19  China
387,653 Increase 2.4 China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia
20  Australia
387,202 Increase 8.1 Garuda Indonesia
21  Saudi Arabia
286,202 Decrease 8.1 Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Saudia
22  Qatar
386,202 Increase 8.1 Qatar Airways
23  Turkey
386,200 Increase 8.1 Turkish Airlines
24  Kuwait
Kuwait City
299,990 Increase 8.1 Kuwait Airways


The land area of the airport is 18 km². It has two independent parallel 3,600-meter runways connected by two cross taxiways. There are three main terminal buildings; Terminal 1 (domestic flights only), Terminal 2 (international flights and Garuda Airlines domestic flights) and Terminal 3, Pier 1 (Air Asia international and domestic flights). There is also a freight terminal for domestic and international cargo.

Soekarno–Hatta International Airport has 180 check-in counters, 36 baggage carousels and 45 gates. Sub-terminals 1A-1B-1C-2D-2E-2F have 25 check-in counters, 5 baggage carousels and 7 gates every sub-terminals. Terminal 3 has 30 check-in counters, 6 baggage carousels and 3 gates.

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 is the first terminal of Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, finished in 1985. It is located on the south side of the airport, opposite Terminal 2. Terminal 1 has 3 sub-terminals, each equipped with 25 check-in counters, 5 baggage carousels and 7 gates. It has the capacity to handle 9 million passengers per annum. The gates in Terminal 1 have an alphabet prefix of A, B and C. The gates are A1-A7, B1-B7 and C1-C7. In the newest masterplan, Terminal 1 will increased its capacity to 18 million passengers per annum. Terminal 1 is used for domestic flight except Garuda Indonesia and Merpati Nusantara Airlines.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is the second terminal of Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. It was finished in 1991. It is located on the on the northern side of the airport, opposite Terminal 1. It operates international flights, with the exception of Garuda Indonesia and Merpati Nusantara Airlines domestic flights. This terminal has 3 sub-terminals. Each sub-terminal has 25 check-in counters, 5 baggage carousels and 7 gates. It has the capacity of handling 9 million passengers per annum. The gates in Terminal 2 has alphabet prefix of D, E and F. The gates are D1-D7, E1-E7 and F1-F7. In the newest masterplan, Terminal 2's capacity will be expanded to 19 million passengers per annum.

On November 28, 2011 Garuda Indonesia and Angkasa Pura II made a memorandum of understanding regarding the management of Terminals 2E and 2F, which will be used solely by Garuda Indonesia to anticipate ASEAN Open Sky Policy in 2015.[21] Terminal 2E will be used for international travel and Terminal 2F for domestic flights. Garuda Indonesia said that it will share the using of its International Terminal with other Sky Team members when Garuda Indonesia effectively joins in early 2013. Predicted domestic transfer times are 30 minutes for domestic and no more than 45 minutes for international passengers. Currently Sky Team has 12 members, but not all of them have flown to Indonesia.[22]

This Terminal is used for International airlines Such as Air China, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific. China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Eva Air, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Mihin Lanka, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, Valuair, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Yemenia

Terminal 3

The first phase of terminal 3, located on the eastern side of the airport, consisting of the first of the two planned piers, was opened on April 15, 2009. The terminal adopts a different design from terminals 1 and 2, using an eco-friendy and modern concept (see rendering here [23]). It currently houses the Air Asia Group, Lion Air and Mandala Airlines. With a capacity of 4 million passengers per annum terminal 3 now has 30 Check in counters, 6 Baggage carousels and 3 Gates with two sky-bridges. In the newest masterplan Terminal 3 will be designed in a U-shape with a total capacity of 25 million passengers per annum with 354,000 square meter area from current 34,000 square meter area and can hold A380 Aircraft in it.[24]

Terminal 3 has officially opened for its international flights on November 15, 2011 when Indonesia AirAsia started using Terminal 3 as its new base for international flights together with its domestic flights.[25]

Freight Terminal

The freight terminal is located in the east-side of terminal 1. This terminal was used to handle cargo at the Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, both domestic and international cargo. In the newest masterplan, the freight terminal will move to the west-side of terminal 2 with larger capacity than the current terminal.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger terminals

Template:Airport-dest-list (* means will move to Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport this year [26]

Freight terminal

Airlines Destinations
Cardig Air Balikpapan, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Hanoi, Padang-Minangkabau, Pekanbaru, Medan, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore
Cargo Garuda Indonesia Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Balikpapan, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Batam, Dammam, Denpasar/Bali, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Jayapura, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Makassar, Manado, Medan, Munich, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Riyadh, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore, Surabaya, Tokyo-Narita, Yogyakarta
Cathay Pacific Cargo Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong
China Airlines Cargo Taipei-Taoyuan
Etihad Cargo Abu Dhabi, Dubai
EVA Air Cargo Dubai, Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan
FedEx Express Guangzhou, Singapore, Subic Bay
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
JAL Cargo Tokyo-Narita
KLM Cargo Amsterdam
Korean Air Cargo Seoul-Incheon
MASkargo Kuala Lumpur
Republic Express Airlines Balikpapan, Kuala Lumpur, Makassar, Singapore, Surabaya, Surakarta/Solo
Singapore Airlines Cargo Singapore
Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Transmile Air Services Kuala Lumpur
Tri-MG Intra Asia Airlines Batam, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Airport facilities

Terminal 1 and 2 was designed to resemble a traditional Rumah Joglo Javanese house.[27] The approach has been emphasized by the inclusion of well-maintained gardens located near all boarding areas. Terminal 3 and another new airport building designed use eco-friendly and modern design.

Aircraft maintenance

Facilities to maintenance aircraft in Soekarno–Hatta International Airport supported by GMF AeroAsia (Garuda Maintenance Facility). They comprise 480,000 m2 of built-up structures, including three hangars, a spares warehouse, workshops, utility buildings, ground support equipment building, chemical stores, engine test cell and management offices. In addition, GMF AeroAsia has an apron capable of handling up to 50 aircraft, taxiways, a run-up bay and a waste treatment area taking up a 1,150,000 m2 area.

Hangar 1 was built in 1991 designed for Boeing 747s, has two full docks and is 22,000 m2. Hangar 2 is 23,000 m2 and has 3 aircraft bays. It can perform minor A and B checks. It can hold up to one narrow body and one wide body jet. Hangar 3 is 23,000 m2. It normally holds up to 3 Narrow-body aircraft, but can be reconfigured to hold up to one wide body and one narrow body. It has 7 bays with 4 full docks. It has 6 roof-mounted cranes and has one bay designed for MD11's, DC10's, and wide Airbus aircraft.

Golf area

Golf area in Soekarno–Hatta International Airport supported by "Cengkareng Golf Club". Golf area has been open since 1999. Located on the left side airport main gate after Sheraton Bandara Hotel. Cengkareng Golf Club is set within the 102 hectares area of Soewarna Business Park at Soekarno Hatta International Airport. In 2005 and 2008 this golf area was used for Indonesia Open, which was a part of the PGA European Tour. There are 18 holes in this golf area.

Airport hotel

Soekarno–Hatta International Airport has two hotels managed by the Sheraton Airport Hotel and the Jakarta Airport Hotel. The Sheraton Airport Hotel, which is located on the left side of the main exit road from the airport, has 4 floors with 220 guest rooms. The Jakarta Airport Hotel is located on the upper floor of Terminal 2 and provides useful standard accommodation for airport transit accommodation. The hotel entrance is located at the meeting point (midpoint) of terminal 2E. This hotel has 82 guest rooms.


There are four first and business Lounges at the Transit Lounge in the departure area. Jasa Angkasa Semesta (JAS) Lounge, available for first and business class passengers of Cathay Pacific, Qantas, EVA Air, Saudia, and Singapore Airlines. Pura Indah Lounge, available for first and business class passengers of Singapore Airlines, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Emirates Airline, Cathay Pacific, and China Airlines.

The new Garuda Indonesia lounge is available for GA's business class passengers only, as well as GECC cardholders.

Other lounges are available and are supported by companies such as: Indosat, PT Mandara Jasindo Sena, Telkomsel, and XL Axiata.

Shopping area

There are shopping areas available in all terminals at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. Duty free shops, souvenir shops, restaurants and a cafeteria can be found there. There is a new "Shopping Arcade" located in terminal 1C. There are no shops in the arrival parts of the terminals.

There was a great deal of controversy surrounding certain shops (such as Crown Toko Hasil Laut Marine Products Shop) which sell sharks fins and other unethically sourced marine products.[28][29] In response, PT Angkasa Pura II banned the sale of sharkfin from the airport.[30][31]

Reading corners

21 reading corners spread in the waiting rooms of Terminal 2D, 2E and 2F.[32]

Other facilities

The airport contains the head office of Garuda Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia Management Building, located within the Garuda Indonesia City Center.[33] Angkasa Pura II's head office is on the airport property.[34]

Ground transportation

There is a range of transport options available for access to the airport: local airport terminal shuttles, buses, taxi services of various kinds, cars, and (potentially) a rail link. It is agreed amongst Indonesian authorities that services are sometimes unsatisfactory.[35] Efforts to improve services have led to a noticeable lift in standards in recent years.[36]

Inter-terminal shuttle transportation

Soekarno–Hatta International Airport provides a free shuttle bus which connects Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Inter-terminal rail transportation

At 2013, the Indonesian government announced that it will build the people mover system / PMS (similar to monorail system) to connects Terminals 1, 2, and 3. PMS will start construction in 2013 and will be open to public in 2015.


Several bus companies provide useful services to various destination from CGK. Currently the airport is served by 4 bus operators, Damri, Primajasa, Cipaganti and "X-Trans Shuttle". Information about buses and other transport is available at various points throughout arrival terminals. Travel time to and from the centre of Jakarta to the Gambir railway station takes around 70 minutes (sometimes longer), depending on traffic. Buses to the airport leave from the various terminals in central Jakarta (Gambir) and surrounding areas (It may vary depend on traffic).

Taxis and other services

Various taxi and shuttle services are provided by numerous service providers.


Soekarno–Hatta is connected to Jakarta's city center via the Prof. Dr. Sedyatmo Toll Road. There is extensive car parking, including long-stay facilities, at the airport.


In July 2011, the government has assigned PT Kereta Api to establish a railway that connect Manggarai station to the Airport via Tangerang with cost Rp.2.25 trillion ($250 million). 7-kilometer section of track will construct to connect the commuter line station in Tangerang and the airport besides to use siding system which the track section connected to a main line that allows for faster trains to overtakes slower services (likes passing lane of road). The existing single-track commuter line between Manggarai and Tanah Tinggi will be expanded to double-track line. The track as commuter line will connect Manggarai station, Sudirman, Tanah Abang, Duri, Grogol, Bojong Indah, Kalideres, Tanah Tinggi and Soekarno Hatta International Airport. It is expected to operate in early 2014.[37] The government also offer a 33-kilometer express line between Manggarai station and the airport via Angke and Pluit to investor as Public Private Partnership (PPP).[38][39]

In March 2012, government decided to speed up the construction of a double track commuter railway which predicted would commence operations in the middle of 2013. Now PT KAI was studying the entry point at the airport, whether the train enters behind the airport through its M1 gate or run side by side with the Jakarta Outer Ring Road corridor before entering the airport.[40]

Picture gallery

Accidents & Incidents

  • On October 28, 1997, A Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000 passenger plane of Trigana Air Service returned to land at Jakarta-Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK), Indonesia when the aircraft experienced technical problems two minutes after takeoff. Smoke and severe heat had entered cockpit and the passenger cabin. The airplane sustained damage due to the heat.[41]
  • On 19 December 1997, SilkAir Flight 185, operated by a Boeing 737-300 and piloted by Captain Tsu Way Ming, plunged into the Musi River in Sumatra during a routine flight from Jakarta to Singapore, killing all 104 people on board. The crash was investigated by various groups, with different results. The Indonesian NTSC, who were lead investigators, stated that they were unable to determine the cause, while the U.S. NTSB concluded that the crash resulted from an intentional act by a pilot, most likely the captain.[42][43]
  • On January 23, 2003, A Star Air Boeing 737 touched down 500m past the airport's 25L runway threshold, a little left of the centreline, in an area of heavy rainfall with associated heavy winds. It went off the side of the runway, causing substantial damage to the undercarriage and belly.[44]
  • On August 11, 2003, A Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000R of Garuda Indonesia suffered a left main gear collapse after a flight from Surabaya (SUB).[45]
  • On March 9, 2009, A MD-90 aircraft of Lion Air overran the airport's runway 25L, due to unstable approach 100m before the runway in rainfall and strong winds, in which the aircraft touched down to the left of the centerline. Although its thrust reversers were functioning, it veered to the right, resulting in the aircraft resting 90 degrees off the runway track. No fatalities were recorded.[46]


External links

Indonesia portal
Aviation portal
  • PT. Angkasa Pura II: Jakarta International Soekarno–Hatta Airport (English)
  • DAFIF.
  • DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  • NWS
  • Aviation Safety Network
  • Sound recording from inside Soekarno Hatta airport

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