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Special Cheap Flight Terminals Will Be in Indonesia

04 Mar 2019, Jakarta - Indonesian Minister of Tourism (Menpar), Arief Yahya said, Indonesia would soon have a Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).

It aims to increase interest in tourist visits to Indonesia. The first LCCT owned by Indonesia is located at terminal 2F Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang.

"This March is the de facto LCCT already in Indonesia," Arief said at Skye Restaurant, Central Jakarta, Monday (03/04/2019).

He said, there is a terminal LCCT will be able to boost the number of foreign and domestic tourists. Because the costs incurred will be lower.

"The cost is cheaper than the normal (full terminal service)," he said.

He said, so far the highest passenger flight growth was LCC users, not full service. However, unfortunately Indonesia does not have LCCT as it has in several neighboring countries.

"Airlines plays a very important role in Indonesian tourism. Airlines are divided by 2, Full Service and LCC. Full service growth is less than 5 percent, LCC growth is more than 20 percent. Indonesia does not have one LCCT, where do you land the LCC?" he said.

Therefore, he continued, Terminal 2F Soekarno Hatta Airport was transformed into the first LCCT in Indonesia. In hopes of being able to attract tourists, especially from overseas, most of them now choose to travel with the LCC airline.

Previously, President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II, Muhammad Awaluddin, revealed that terminal 1 and terminal 2 actually had carried out low cost carriers. However, after revitalizing the two terminals, they will become fully LCCT terminals.

He revealed, currently the revitalization process is underway and is targeted to be completed in the next 3 years in 2021. The process is slow because the two terminals are still functioning even though they are being revitalized.

"It was completed in 2021. But if the implementation will start with the approach next year we will start," he said during an exclusive discussion with the media at Hotel Mulia, Jakarta, Thursday, November 22, 2018.

He added, the revitalization would also increase passenger capacity in terminals 1 and 2, which currently have 9 million passengers to 25 million or nearly three times as much.

"Terminal 1 has a wider design of construction of 9 million to 25 million. Terminal 2 is also the same," he said.

He also said, terminal 2 will be connected like terminal 3 where all sub terminals such as 2D, 2F and so on will be connected without any separators. "Later it will be long like terminal 3," he said.

He explained, there are three basic differences between terminal 1 and terminal 2 when becoming a full terminal LCCT. The first is a seamless journey which is expected to suck backpaker tourist passengers who carry small items while traveling. Because the LCCT queues when checking in or entering the plane the queue will be distinguished from those carrying a lot of luggage.

"There are a lot of millennials that don't like to want to serve themselves," he said.

Second is Fast processing time where self check-in machines will be multiplied so that passengers can check themselves through the machines provided without having to queue long.

Meanwhile the manual check-in counter will be reduced in number in order to make the terminal land more spacious. Finally, it's a differentiated service or baggage service.

In addition, a self-boarding gate will also be applied where security checks will only be one stage. Furthermore, passengers can directly enter the gate just by scanning the barcode contained in the flight ticket.

Terminal 1 will become LCCT for domestic flights. While terminal 2 will become an international flight LCCT. Therefore, Air Asia which is currently in terminal 3 will be moved to terminal 2.

"So later the international LCCT in terminal 3, for example Air Asia, will move back to terminal 2," he said.



Reporter: Yayu Agustini Rahayu
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