Transportation system in Indonesia can be said to have progressed very rapidly. This can be seen with the construction of transportation facilities such as bridges, ports, railways, and airports. Indonesia has dozens of old and new airports. Some of them are not functional, but some are still in the stage of improvement and expansion. On the island of Java, there are several international airports that became the favorite of the people of Indonesia because of the sophistication of the system. Here is the list
- Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport
Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport has an area of about 170 hectares and is located in East Jakarta. The name of the airport was taken from the name of the Indonesian flight hero Halim Perdanakoesoema, who died in the Straits of Melaka in 1947. It is only 12 kilometers from the center of Jakarta. If you bring a private vehicle to the airport, there will be 24,054 m² of parking space.
Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport is increasingly aggressive to set up digital-based service facilities for prospective passengers. The Halim Airport management has installed several self check in counter units that are reserved for non baggage passengers. The management will soon add a similar machine to improve service.
- Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Soekarno Hatta International Airport is Indonesia’s largest and major airport. Administratively the airport is located in the city of Tangerang, Banten. The airport is actually only about 20 kilometers miles west of the capital, DKI Jakarta.
Soekarno-hatta Airport has facilities such as aircraft maintenance facilities, supported by GMF AeroAsia (Garuda Maintenance Facility) which is located on 480,000 square meters of land, consists of a built-up structure, which includes three hangars, warehouse spare parts, workshops, building utilities , chemical outlets, test machine cells, and management offices.
GMF AeroAsia has aprons capable of accommodating up to 50 aircraft, taxiways, a run-up bay and a waste treatment area standing on an area of 1.15 hectares. In addition, Soekarno-Hatta Airport has complementary facilities such as Golf course, Airport Hotel, Lounge, Shopping area, Reading corner, Free Wifi, Smoking area.
- Husein Sastranegara International Airport, Bandung
Husein Sastranegara International Airport has a total area of 6297.56 m2 terminal and is able to accommodate a capacity of 1 million passengers per year, greater than the old terminal capacity for domestic and international is 600 thousand passengers per year. With the operation of domestic and international terminals, the total capacity owned by Husein Sastranegara International Airport is 3.4 million passengers per year.
This new international terminal brings the concept of a modern eco-airport with a blend of local cultural flavors, namely the concept of roof shape architecture consists of the roof of Julang Ngapak West Java province. Service facilities are also upgraded according to Skytrax standards such as providing nursery room, quiet room, free charging terminal, free internet & wifi, disabled facilities.
- Adi Sutjipto International Airport
Adisutjipto Airport is an airport located in Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta. It is the first airport in Indonesia that has rail transportation facilities. Trains are a mode of transportation that passengers can use to reach the city from Adisutjipto Airport. The airport became the international airport on February 21, 2004. The first airline to take the international route is Garuda Indonesia, the Yogyakarta – Kuala Lumpur route. Then followed by opening route Yogyakata – Singapore.
AdisutjiptoYogyakarta International Airport (JOG) is the most important air travel gateway for the triangle area of JOGLOSEMAR (Jogja-Solo-Semarang). With service areas covering DIY, Central and South West and East Java West and increasing number of passengers, JOG has placed itself as the 3rd busiest airport in Java Island, after Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta and Juanda Surabaya.
- Adi Sumarmo International Airport
Adi Sumarmo Airport is located in Solo, Central Java, which has an area of about 56 hectares. The name of this airport is taken from the name of the pioneer of the Air Force, Adi Soemarmo, who died in 1947. Adi Sumarmo Airport is 11 kilometers from downtown Solo.
The airport serves Garuda, Sriwijaya Air, Lion Air and Batavia Air flights for Jakarta-Solo Return flights, and Silk Air for Solo-Singapore PP and Air Asia flights for Solo-Kuala Lumpur flights, in addition to direct flights to Mecca or Jeddah , Saudi Arabia is due in Donohudan Village, Kec. Ngemplak, Boyolali there are Embarkasi Hajj for the region of Central Java and Yogyakarta. In addition to civilian use, the airport also serves as a base for the Air Force.
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- Juanda International Airport
Juanda International Airport is the largest commercial and commercial airport in East Java. The airport is located in Waru sub-district, Sidoarjo regency, 20 Km south of Surabaya.
Juanda Airport has a runway of 3000 M and an area of 51,500 m2. This area is twice the width of the previous terminal which is only 28,088 m2. With this new terminal, Juanda Airport facilitates parking space that can accommodate 3000 vehicles with an area of 28,900 m2. Just like the international airport, Juanda Airport can accommodate 6 – 8 million passengers per year and 120,000 tons of cargo / year.
- Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi
Reportedly, this airport will soon change its name to Banyuwangi Airport and become an international airport. The route to Banyuwangi is served six times a day. Three of them are from Surabaya by Garuda Indonesia and Wings Air. Jakarta-Banyuwangi route by Nam Air twice and recently added one by Garuda Indonesia. The number of passengers at the airport continues to soar.
Therefore, System improvement and land expansion are still continuing for the development of the airport. The change in status of Blimbingsari Airport following the central government’s plan to make Banyuwangi as the seventh destination of six priority tourist destinations in Indonesia.
- Notohadinegoro Airport
Notohadinegoro Airport is an airport located in Wirowongso Village, Ajung District, Jember District, East Java Province which is about 7 (seven) kilometers from downtown Jember.
The airport is operated by the Jember District Government Transportation Department. The currently 1,700 x 30 m runway is the first civilian public airport in Indonesia to be built by the local district government, the Jember District Government with the power of the district budget. Garuda Indonesia Airlines is now servicing the Surabaya-Jember route every day amid high demand for aircraft transport to and from the area.
- Achmad Yani Airport in Semarang
The new terminal of Ahmad Yani Airport Semarang is one of the national strategic projects. This infrastructure is expanded because the capacity of the old terminal accommodates 800,000 passengers per year, but in fact it exceeds 4.4 million passengers.
Therefore, PT Angkasa Pura I designed this new terminal with an area of nine-fold until it is targeted to accommodate up to 6 million-7 million passengers per year. The government is targeting the airport to be completed in May 2018. After that, you can enjoy this airport service.
- Kertajati Airport in Majalengka (Soon to be operated)
Kertajati is a strategic location, because it is located in West Java economic corridor consisting of Metropolitan Bandung, Metropolitan Cirebon, and Bodebekkarpur. In addition, BIJB is adjacent to Cikarang Industry, Industrial Area Karawang, and surrounding areas. Its airport, business and town planning is integrated and supported by the existence of Cipali & Cisumdawu Toll Roads, railway lines, and access to the port.
The airport carries a design that uses aesthetic elements that adopt local West Java cultural wisdom, the Merak Dance. This dance is a welcome dance that is usually done to welcome the great guest who entered the area of West Java. Can’t wait to see the launching?
Those are the ten airports located in Java island. There have been some new airports established to support transportation system in Indonesia. The more airport are available, it would be more easier for Indonesians to get mobility access.