Soekarno-Hatta's new Terminal 3 to open Aug. 9
The Jakarta Post
State airport operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has set Aug. 9 as the start of operations for the newly built Terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, following the Transportation Ministry’s evaluation of the terminal expansion.
National carrier Garuda Indonesia will start serving domestic flights through the new terminal, AP II's head of corporate secretary and legal, Agus Haryadi, said on Tuesday.
"Coordination is ongoing with all stakeholders, especially Airnav Indonesia and Garuda Indonesia, to ensure the operation runs smoothly. We are optimistic the operation of Terminal 3 will be able to support the existing terminals in accommodating passenger traffic so as to improve service and convenience at Soekarno-Hatta Airport," Agus said in a statement.
(Read also : Soekarno-Hatta's new terminal no longer ‘ultimate’)
Garuda Indonesia corporate communications head Benny S. Butarbutar added that the carrier would initially only use the terminal for domestic flights, but in the future the terminal would also serve international flights.
"Garuda expects that all customers will be able to enjoy our facility and service standard improvement through the new terminal with a capacity of 25 million passengers," he said. (dmr)
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