Soekarno–Hatta International Airport

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the major port of entry in Indonesia, makes a relatively convenient gateway to the lower part of Southeast Asia. Although it serves Jakarta, the airport is located about 20 kilometres west of the capital, in the city of Tangerang in the province of Banten. It began to operate in the mid-1980s, replacing the former Kemayoran Airport, which used to handle domestic flights in Central Jakarta, and Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta. Halim Perdanakusuma still operates though, providing flights for hajjs, VVIPs, charters, and military outfits. Commercial domestic flights are also found here to ease Cengkareng Airport.

This main airport in Indonesia is one of the busiest airports in the world. Nearly 60 million travellers or so go here regularly, putting Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on one of the top ranks based on passenger traffic. This has spurred developments, such as the groundbreaking in 2012 at Terminal 3, which will be turned into an aerotropolis airport with the capacity of serving 62 million passengers every year. Two more runways will also be built to cope with the increasing trend of aircraft movements in the region.

Despite the overcapacity at present, the Airport Council International (ACI) has deemed that Soekarno-Hatta Airport is being operated safely. This shows how the airport is reasonably capable of handling the voluminous number of people going through its doors to different parts of the country.


Soekarno-Hatta Airport has three terminal buildings – Terminal 1 handles domestic flights only, while Terminal 2 takes over the international flights and the domestic flights of Garuda Airlines. More domestic flights can be found in Terminal 3, which additionally manages Air Asia International trips. Around 180 check-in counters, 36 baggage carousels, and 45 gates can be found in this airport. There are also three sub-terminals each for Terminals 1 and 2. A new terminal is being planned, as of the time of writing. It will be constructed east of Terminal and south of the freight terminal, which handles the cargo from various domestic and international airlines.

Services and Facilities

Terminals 1 and 2 were built to look like a traditional Javanese construction, with the inclusion of well-maintained gardens near all boarding areas. Terminal 3 and other new airport buildings, on the other hand, use an environmentally friendly and modern designs.

Various facilities can be found in the airport, such as several shops that offer different types of goods. Duty-free items are not the only things sold here, but there are also clothing and accessories, electronics, and souvenirs. One can also check out various books and magazines, as well as children's toys. Going hungry is not an option in Soekarno-Hatta Airport, as there are restaurants and fast food outlets here that offer traditional Indonesian cuisine or the usual meals from big international food brands. Cafes and snack stalls also provide additional options, allowing travellers to eat and drink their fill before moving on to their destinations.

Those staying overnight to wait for their connecting flights can rent rooms at the Sheraton Airport Hotel. First class and business class passengers staying for only a short while can venture to the lounges. Reading corners are also located in the waiting rooms of Terminals 2D, 2E, and 2F. Many other amenities are additionally provided, from the basic facilities to special services such as the golf course on the left side of the airport's main gate.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Get on Jakarta Inner Ring Road/Jalur Panglima Sudirman/JI. Tol Pluit Tomang in Jakarta Barat from JI. Kh. Hasyim Ashari, JI. Kyai Tapa, JI. Dr. Susilo, and JI. Prof. Dr. Latumeten. Take JI. Tol Prof. Sedyatmo and JI. Tol Airport Prof. Sedyatmo to JI. Raya Bandara Soekarno-Hatta in Benda. Continue onto JI. Raya Bandara Soekarno-Hatta.

Trains hide 

A new train line between Manggarai station and the airport is under construction, as of the time of writing.

Buses hide 

Buses and airport shuttle services are available outside Terminals 1, 2, and 3.

Taxi hide 

Taxis are available to and from the airport.

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 Jakarta Airport Contact Details

Soekarno-Hatta Airport

Building 601,
PO Box 1245 BUSH,
Jakarta 19101,

Tel:+62 (21) 5507015
Fax:+62 (21) 5506823


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 Jakarta Airport Location Details

Longitude:106° 39' 0'' E
Latitude:6° 7' 0'' S

 Airport Location

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