Halim Airport VVIP Terminal Has Five-Star Hotels


The Halimperdanakusuma International Airport revitalization project has been completed. President Joko Widodo himself inaugurated this revitalization on Wednesday (5/10). One of these revitalization projects is the VVIP terminal construction.

The manager is working on the revitalization of Naratetama Terminal and Naratama Terminal. The new VVIP terminal will be a premium facility for welcoming state guests at the G-20 Summit event.

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said that the waiting room or VVIP and VIP terminals already have five-star hotels.

“In my opinion, this is like a five-star hotel. Very good. Not inferior to airports like me (ever) going to Korea, Europe, Japan, Singapore, the VVIP room is much better,” Budi Karya was quoted as saying in a written statement, Thursday (6/10/2022).

It is known that the revitalization work will take place for 178 days, from March 15, 2022, to September 9, 2022.

The revitalization of the terminal building or waiting room for state guests carries the concept of local wisdom of traditional Javanese buildings. The rooms in the terminal are named Yudhistira, Bima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sadewa as a representation of Indonesian culture.

Meanwhile, the installation of Terracotta bricks embedded in the walls of the building emphasizes the grounded and aesthetic impression of the building.

Regarding the program, on the land side facility, after revitalization, the runway measuring 3000 meters x 45 meters is now suitable for serving wide-body aircraft (eg Boeing-777).

In addition, the capacity of the Naratetama and Naratama parking aprons has also increased from the previous three small-bodied aircraft to four small-bodied aircraft or 2 wide-bodied aircraft.

Meanwhile, on the land side, the Naratetama and Naratama buildings have expanded from 1,500 square meters to 5,270 square meters. Likewise, the TNI AU operating terminal has increased from 500 square meters to 2,230 square meters after the revitalization.

Some leading architects in Indonesia were also involved in the arrangement of the VVIP terminal with a simple, modern, and expressive design. They are Yori Antar Reza, Reza Wahyudi, to the painter Iwan Yusuf.

For information, also present at the inauguration ceremony of Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono, National Police Chief Gen. Pol Listyo Sigit Prabowo, President Director of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk Agung Budi Waskito, President Director of PT PP (Persero) Tbk Novel Arsyad, and WEGE President Director Hadian Pramudita.