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Soekarno-Hatta Airport to provide sleeping pods

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 15, 2019   /   04:43 pm
Soekarno-Hatta Airport to provide sleeping pods Soekarno-Hatta International Airport's Terminal 3 in Tangerang, Banten. (JP/Ben Latuihamallo)

State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has announced that it will provide sleeping pods at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport's Terminal 3, which serves international flights.

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport spokesman Febri Toga Simpatupang said the provision of sleeping pods was aimed at meeting the needs of travelers, particularly millennials, at the airport in Tangerang, Banten.

“About 60 percent of passengers at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport are millennials. We understand their needs,” Febri said on Tuesday in Jakarta as reported by kompas.com.

“Millennials prefer to rest in locations that are close [to where they arrive] that have affordable prices and modern designs.”

He said the airport management would install sleeping pods in crowded areas, such as  boarding lounges, and in areas close to capsule hotels and airport hotels.

The sleeping pods will have various features, including a sofa that can be turned into a bed, LED lamp and a folding table, and have a modern capsule design.

The sleeping pods are currently on display at Terminal 3 and airport personnel are conducting a survey to determine airport users' interest in the pods.

No date has been announced for when the pods will be made available for use. (bbn)