JAKARTA, presidentpost.com – PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) plans to build a new airport, the Soekarno-Hatta Airport 2. The construction of the new airport is to cope with the increasing traffics of passengers as well as flights at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport right now.
President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) Muhammad Awaluddin said the existing capacity of Soekarno-Hatta Airport is predicted to reach its maximum point in 2025. “Once the runway 3 and terminal 4 are set, the Soekarno-Hatta Airport will not be able to accommodate the passengers and airplanes whose numbers keep increasing annually,” he said recently.
According to Awaluddin, in 2025 the number of passengers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport is expected to reach about 100 million people. The amount will exceed the existing capacity of Soekarno-Hatta Airport. The current capacity of Soekarno-Hatta Airport is about 60 million passengers per year. To anticipate the increasing number of passengers, AP II is currently preparing the construction of terminal 4 located in the Soewarna warehousing area.
The terminal 4 of Soekarno Hatta Airport will occupy 300,000 square meters, or slightly smaller than the terminal 3 which is built on 400,000 square meters of land area. The construction will be done in 2018 at the soonest. In addition to the passenger terminal, AP II will also build a third runway with the size of 3,000 x 60 square meters.
The new runway is targeted to start operational next year to accommodate the 114 flights per hour at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The construction of the third runway is in accordance with the grand design of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in increasing the capacity on the air side. (TRB/TPP)