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New runway to ease traffic at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

  • Riza Roidila Mufti¬†and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano¬†

    The Jakarta Post

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Tangerang, Banten/Jakarta    /   Fri, January 24, 2020   /  03:15 pm
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo talks to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport's third runway in Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.(Courtesy of the Transportation Ministry/-)

The largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten, is expected to see smoother air traffic following the inauguration of its third runway, the East Connection Taxiway and a VIP building on Thursday.  The new runway and taxiway are also expected to improve the airport’s safety procedures during takeoff and landing.  “The operation of the third runway and the East Connection Taxiway will increase the on-time performance of airlines,” state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II president director Muhammad Awaluddin told reporters on Thursday. “As of today, there is reduced passenger density in the airport’s terminals because they are distributed in terminals 1, 2 and 3,” he added.  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the three new facilities on Thursday. ...