Jakarta – At the latest on July 1, 2019, all domestic flight operations with jet planes at Husein Sastranegara International Airport are transferred to Kertajati International Airport.
This was agreed at a meeting on Tuesday (6/18/2019), which was held at Kertajati and chaired by Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi and attended by, among others, the Deputy Governor of West Java Uu Ruzhanul Ulum, PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero), PT Bandara International West Java (BIJB), AirNav Indonesia, and representatives from national airlines.
“The central government is committed to managing all stakeholders so that the service at Kertajati will be good. We plan at the latest July 1, because it is gradual. Here (Kertajati) there are 28 take-offs , 28 landing means that there are 56 take-offs and landings that have moved to Kertajati, which are all domestic jet routes, “said the Minister of Transportation in his statement on Tuesday (6/18).
As for the operation of all propeller (propellers) and aircraft that operate foreign routes, it is still through Husein Sastranegara in Bandung.
Following the decision, PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) stated that it was ready to conduct flight arrangements at Husein Sastranegara and Kertajati.
PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II Managing Director II Muhammad Awaluddin said that data collection was currently being carried out regarding the needs needed by the airline to make the flight transfer smooth.
“We are currently recording what the airline needs so that by July 1, 2019 all flights have moved to Kertajati, according to today’s meeting decision,” Awaluddin said.
Furthermore, Muhammad Awaluddin said that the flight arrangement carried out was carried out with the concept of a multi-airport system to balance flight traffic so that airports and airlines could operate more effectively and efficiently.
“The flight arrangement was carried out at Husein Sastranegara, Kertajati, and also Soekarno-Hatta in Cengkareng and Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta) with regard to 4 areas, namely facilities, infrastructure, flight operating systems, and human resources,” Awaluddin explained.
The routes planned to be diverted from Husein Sastranegara to Kertajati are 13 flight routes.
West Java Deputy Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum said Kertajati’s operations were highly anticipated by the people of West Java.
“West Java’s PAD (Regional Revenue) will increase and the economy of the surrounding community [Kertajati] will be changed,” explained the Deputy Governor of West Java.
Kertajati is the largest airport in West Java and is projected to be the second largest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno-Hatta.
In the initial stage, Kertajati has a terminal area of 96,000 square meters with a capacity of 5 million passengers. In the final development, or the ultimate stage, Kertajati will be reinforced with a terminal with a capacity of 29.3 million passengers per year.