The Jakarta Post
Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten will be open for Garuda Indonesia international flights from May 1.
Six gates are prepared for the national flag carrier’s planes.
The very first international flight is scheduled to fly at 6:10 a.m. to Singapore, marking the shift of all Garuda’s flights to Terminal 3 from Terminal 2, said state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II’s (AP II) operation and technical director Djoko Murjatmodjo on Tuesday.
"We will only open the main building of the terminal for the international flights. That's why it will be only for Garuda Indonesia aircraft," Djoko said.
The shift of all international flights to Terminal 3 is still awaiting the construction of Pier 1 and Pier 2, expected to be completed in July or August, he said.
Terminal 3 is equipped with 65 immigration counters and 30 auto-gates in both the departure and arrival areas. The terminal also has 17 parking stands for planes, including room to accommodate three large planes like the Airbus A380.
Meanwhile, flight navigation Airnav Indonesia’s operation director Wisnu Darjono said his institution would fully support the operation of international fights at Terminal 3.
He said the terminal had been equipped with an advanced service movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) since April 10, which gives precise guidance and control information, such as the distance between the planes and vehicles on land.
Wisnu said with the operation of Terminal 3, he expects airport traffic to increase to 80 movements per hour, up from the current 76 movements. (yon/bbn)