Malaysia Airlines has moved its operations to the brand-new Terminal 3 at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten. Malaysia’s flagship airline officially started operations from the new terminal on 9th April. The airline had previously been operating out of Terminal 2.
Terminal 3 is the Jakarta airport’s newest facility, expected to make the airport the biggest transit station in Southeast Asia. State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II has gradually been moving international airlines that are members of Skyteam, an airline alliance comprising 20 carriers worldwide, from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3. Other international airlines operating from T3 include Garuda Indonesia, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Korean Airlines, Xiamen Air, China Airlines, China Southern, AirAsia and Korean Air. Malaysia Airlines is the latest airline to make the switch.
The new terminal features more efficient baggage collection services to ensure smooth transits, departures and arrivals for international guests. Additional facilities at Terminal 3 include e-parking, a crowd management system, free Wi-Fi, self-check-in, digital banners, body scanners, automated immigration, a trolley management system and restrooms equipped with e-surveys.
The airport’s executive general manager, M. Suriawan Wakan has advised Malaysia Airlines passengers to double-check their flight departure terminal and gate on their ticket, along with the information displayed on screens within the airport in order to avoid any confusion or inconvenience. Preparations have already been made by Malaysia Airlines to ensure a smooth changeover for its customers.