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Third Runway Present, President Optimistic Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is Ready to Cover 100 Million Passengers

21 Jun 2018

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, reviewed the third runway project for the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. prepare yourself to build the third runway as one of the anticipatory steps to accommodate the increase in the number of passengers projected to reach more than 100 million passengers by 2025.

The projected growth in passenger numbers is also accompanied by projected growth in the number of aircraft movements. This has resulted in the need to improve airport facilities and infrastructure, both from the air and the land side.

On this occasion, Jokowi expressed his optimism regarding the development of the Soelarno-Hatta International Airport International Airport, "Airplane passenger growth should be seen as an opportunity for economic growth. So that the construction of aviation infrastructure both on the land and the air side must be prepared. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as the largest airport in Indonesia needs to add a runway to accommodate the increasing number of passengers and aircraft movements, "said Jokowi.

Until now, by operating two runways, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport can accommodate 80 1 aircraft movements per hour. The presence of the third runway with dimensions of 3000 x 60 m2 is projected to start operating in 2019 to support the increase in aircraft movements to reach 120 movements per hour.

Having three runways will certainly provide direct benefits to Angkasa Pura II as the operator of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. As the busiest airport in the country, the third runway is believed to be able to increase the number of routes and flights so that it can be more optimal in supporting Indonesia's economic and tourism growth.

According to Muhammad Awaluddin as President Director of AP II, with the increase in the runway of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, it will have a major impact on the company and provide benefits to AP II stakeholders. "Increasing air side facilities at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will further enrich the current aircraft already solid. Operationally will certainly facilitate the movement of the aircraft. This will help AP II in supporting smooth flight traffic. Besides that, it will certainly have an impact on Indonesia's economic growth and tourism because the new flight routes will be increasingly open, "Awaluddin explained.

Development of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, especially the third runway requires an investment of around Rp 2 trillion. Construction of the third runway also requires a land area of ​​216 hectares. Of the land requirements, AP II has owned 42.85 hectares of land, so that it is necessary to release 173.19 hectares of land which is funded by funds from the State Capital Participation of Rp. 4 trillion. The land acquired covers the City of Tangerang, namely the Selapajang Jaya Village and the Benda Village, as well as the Tangerang Regency area, namely Bojong Renged Village, Rawa Burung Village and Rawa Rengas Village.

On the same occasion, the President also ordered the Minister of Transportation and President Director of AP II to prepare the fourth terminal. This needs to be prepared to anticipate the surge in passengers, "So we have to prepare this fourth terminal. Do not let the passenger surge that has been predicted to increase to 100 million passengers will be ignored. We estimate that 2020 will begin and is currently in the process of detailing the engineering design, "Jokowi concluded.

With the growth and development of airports that have the largest passenger capacity in Indonesia, it will make Soekarno-Hatta International Airport increasingly competitive, where currently the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has also been named the most connected airport in Asia Pacific and number 7 in the world.