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The Most Connected, Soekarno-Hatta on the World Megahub List

30 Sep 2019

JAKARTA - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has been named one of the world's most internationally connected airports. In the list of the Top 50 International Megahub Index 2019 released by the global research institute OAG, Soekarno-Hatta was ranked 16th as the most connected airport in the world with an index value of 191.

Not only that, Soekarno-Hatta was also included as one of the airports in the list of the Top 10 Low-cost International Megahub Index 2019 precisely in the 8th position with index 78.

Based on the OAG publication, the airline that dominates international routes in Soekarno-Hatta is Garuda Indonesia with a market share (share of flights at hub) reaching 26%. Angkasa Pura II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said that Soekarno-Hatta currently operates 50 international flight routes.

"Angkasa Pura II has always been committed to maintaining and increasing the connectivity of international flight routes in Soekarno-Hatta, and this year Soekarno-Hatta was listed as one of the Megahub airports based on research from OAG," explained Muhammad Awaluddin in Jakarta, Monday (9/30/2019 ).

Muhammad Awaluddin said the high rank of Soekarno-Hatta in the world's Megahub list was supported by the growth of the low-cost carrier (LCC) market in Asia.

"The growth of the LCC market in Asia was well managed by Soekarno-Hatta through LCC Terminal 2F. In Indonesia, LCC growth was supported by a national tourism sector that was also developing and promising from a business aspect. The airline has many options related to destinations other than Bali which are already well known worldwide. international, "explained Muhammad Awaluddin.

Muhammad Awaluddin added that the growth of the cost-effective aviation market in Soekarno-Hatta was quite encouraging after there was a special LCC terminal, LCC Terminal 2F. In January-September 2019 the number of LCC passengers in Soekarno-Hatta reached 3.16 million passengers, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year.

Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya congratulated Angkasa Pura II as the manager of Soekarno-Hatta Airport. According to him, the presence of LCC Terminal is very important for Indonesia.

"Indonesia's tourism sector is developing. The pace is very rapid. Therefore, we need great accessibility. Because, the progress of a destination is also determined by access," he explained.

To be able to maximize air access, inevitably Indonesia needs low-cost terminals or LCC Terminals. "LCCT will be friendly with low-cost airlines. Because it will not burden the airlines operationally. The impact is that the tourists they bring will increase. This strategy has been applied by many other countries. Therefore, I thank AP II for always supporting tourism. Including presenting the LCC Terminal, "explained the Minister.

SOE Minister Rini M Soemarno told Angkasa Pura II that low-cost airlines were indeed one of the keys to developing the national transportation sector, including airports. "Low cost is the key," said the Minister of SOEs.

The Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi and the Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Polana B Pramesti also congratulated Angkasa Pura II for Soekarno-Hatta's entry into the 2019 International Megahub Index list.