The Jakarta Post
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport executive general manager M. Suriawan Wakan (right) drapes a Baduy scarf around the neck of a cabin crew member as a symbol of the launch of the low-cost carrier terminal, Terminal 2F, at the airport on Wednesday. The special terminal is expected to boost tourism. (Antara/Muhammad Iqbal)
Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II has designated Terminal 2F of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, for low-cost carriers (LCC).
Angkasa Pura II CEO Muhammad Awaluddin said there will be eight low-cost carriers serving international routes from Terminal 2F. They are AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, Lion Air, Thai Lion, Malindo and Jetstar Asia. Following this arrangement, Citilink and Tiger Scoot will also move to Terminal 2F.
“LCC is a growing market around the world, including [in] Southeast Asia. Soekarno-Hatta is getting ready to seize the market,” Awaluddin said as quoted by Tempo.co.
Previously, the plan had been approved by the State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry, Transportation Ministry and Tourism Ministry.
“The tourism minister wanted us to add a dedicated parking and contact stand for the terminal. The increase in foreign tourist arrivals from the terminal will support tourism,” Awaluddin said. (gis/mut)