The brand-new Terminal 3 at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta international airport is nearing completion, with several airlines already using the new facilities for international flights.
State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura (AP) II has confirmed completion of the east wing of Terminal 3 is scheduled for early November, with all international carriers expected to operate exclusively from the new terminal by early 2018. “The airlines will gradually be moved to Terminal 3 starting in November, then in December and into 2018,” said Soekarno-Hatta Operations and Services Executive Manager Djody Prasetyo. “We are making the finishing touches now. Our target is for the East Wing of the building to be ready by the beginning of November,” he continued.
All international flights currently operating out of Terminal 2 will be moved gradually to Terminal 3. Seven airlines already serve international routes via the new building: Garuda Indonesia, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Korean Air, Xianmen Airlines, China Airlines and China Southern Airlines. AP II is targeting a total of 34 international airlines to operate out of Terminal 3.
Soekarno-Hatta Airport is the 18th busiest airport in the world, with 54 million passengers handled in 2015. Terminal 3 has been built to increase the airport’s overall capacity, whilst also shortening waiting times and improving facilities for the many international passengers who pass through each year.