Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport began to reopen today, Thursday (1/9/22). The opening of Halim Airport was marked by the signing of the Head of Agreement between PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) and PT Angkasa Transportindo Selaras (ATS) on Wednesday (31/8/2022)
The agreement contains cooperation in the management and operation of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. At the same time ensuring the readiness of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to return to serving commercial flights starting September 1, 2022.
ATS, as the land manager at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, together with AP II, as the holder of the Airport Business Entity (BUBU) permit for Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, synergize in ensuring that commercial flight services at the airport run smoothly to strengthen national air connectivity.
AP II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said Halim Perdanakusuma Airport was the entrance window for Jakarta, which is one of the biggest cities in the world.
“We want to build an airport together. We will build Halim Perdanakusuma Airport for Indonesia’s progress in terms of air transportation infrastructure. Thank you to all parties, to the Indonesian Air Force, the Ministry of Transportation, and all parties so that the master signing between AP II and ATS can be realized. We will work hard in providing services for the community,” Muhammad Awaluddin said in a written statement, quoted Thursday (1/9).
Muhammad Awaluddin said all air and land side facilities at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport were ready to serve commercial flights.
“The Ministry of Transportation is revitalizing Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, and all facilities have been well prepared to serve commercial flights starting September 1, 2022. AP II as the BUBU permit holder has prepared all facilities on the land side and air side,” he explained.
These facilities include, among others, aviation security and safety facilities, electrical, mechanical, and electronic facilities, and service facilities. All facilities at the passenger terminal, then runway and apron with a capacity of 16 parking stands for narrow-body aircraft and 6 wide-body aircraft parking stands.
In addition, the arrival terminal has been revitalized to become wider, from the previous 819.32 square meters to 1,194.24 square meters, and the addition of a baggage conveyor belt from 2 to 3, as well as the availability of a large prayer room.
In addition, ground handling services and Pertamina are also confirmed to be ready to serve commercial airlines on September 1. All public and commercial facilities supporting services for passengers have also been prepared, including land transportation consisting of bus operators, taxi operators, and rental vehicle operators.
In connection with the opening of the airport, AirNav Indonesia will serve the navigation of 10 commercial flights back and forth
Director of Operations for AirNav Indonesia Mokhammad Khatim said that the first commercial flight operation at Halim Airport opened today with the landing of Citilink aircraft flight number QG171 for the Juanda (Surabaya) – Halim (Jakarta) route. The flight from Surabaya landed safely this morning.
“As of today, it is estimated that there will be 10 scheduled commercial flights that will be served by AirNav Halim Branch, both coming and going,” he said, Thursday (1/9/2022).
The flight numbers are taken from flight time slot usage data recorded on AirNav’s Chronos application. AirNav also stated its readiness to provide excellent navigation services again for commercial flights at the airport with the HLP code.