– Soekarno-Hatta International Airport’s Terminal 3 will finally serve international flights, from as early as April 15.
According to a statement from Indonesia’s Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi, plans to accelerate the terminal’s development are well and truly underway, with a goal to get international arrivals up and running as early as possible.
“We plan [to open the international portion of the terminal] around April 15, as we require 15 days after the inspection process is complete,” Budi said during a visit to the new terminal in Tangerang, Banten.
State-owned Angkasa Pura II and Indonesian flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia are expected to run their international flights from Terminal 3 by the end of April, with a view to making the arrangement wholesale shortly thereafter.
Currently renovation work is underway, tasked with building new facilities for check-in services, baggage handling, immigration and boarding processes at the new terminal. According to Budi, the work is 90% completed.
Ministers have expressed hope that Garuda Indonesia will be able to transfer all of its international routes to the new terminal sometime in early May. Currently, the terminal serves domestic Garuda flights.
It is estimated that Terminal 3 will serve all international flights from Soekarno-Hatta Airport by August. Airlines currently operate international flights from Terminal 2.