Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK) Information
(Jakarta, Java, Indonesia)
Serving the conurbation of Jakarta and its surrounding region, the Soekarno Hatta International Airport is named for the first president and vice-president of independent Indonesia. Set in the outer suburbs of Tangerang, the facility opened in 1985, with Terminals 2 and 3 in place by 1992 and 2009 respectively. The total annual passenger throughput has soared to approximately 50 million, far over the official 28 million capacity of the three terminals.
Travellers may be surprised to note that in recent years, Jakarta's airport was named by Forbes Traveller as the world's second-most punctual air hub, with 85 percent of arriving and departing flights operating on time. Terminal 1 is designated for domestic routes, and Terminal 2 for Garuda Airlines domestic flights and other carriers' international flights, while Terminal 3 is reserved for AirAsia's international and domestic flights.
A hub for AirAsia and national flag carrier Garuda, the Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport also supports full-service airlines such as JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific and Air China, as well as a number of North African and Middle Eastern airlines. International routes include those many major Asian cities, although the only European destination served is Amsterdam
. Of interest, the airport complex includes a business park and a golf club.
Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK)
Address: Jalan Raya Bandara, Benda, Tangerang, 19101, Java, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 021 550 5074
The airport is located roughly 19 km / 12 miles from Jakarta city centre, in the conurbation's north-western quadrant, where it is approached by a fast highway leading to the edge of the city. Nearby you will find the suburbs of Belendung, Karang Sari, Jurumundi Baru and Selapanjang Jaya.
- ATMs are found in Terminal 2
- Currency exchange desks and banks are located in each terminal
- Information desks are located in all main halls and in the Arrivals areas
- Comprehensive assistance for disabled passengers is provided on request
- Four first / business class lounges are found in the Departures areas of the terminals
- Car rental is provided by Bluebird, Golden Bird and Avis
- A choice of eateries and fast-food outlets including McDonald's, KFC and A&W are found in the terminals
- The Jakarta Airport Hotel resides on Terminal 2's second level
- Limited parking spaces are available for both long- and short-term parking
- Airside duty free outlets are in Terminal 2, while landside duty paid shops are based in all terminals
By using the Jalan Tol Profesor Sedyatmo (the Airport Toll Road), it is possible for drivers to access the city centre by car in around 30 minutes, passing by Kapuk Muara, Pejagalan and Grogol Patamburan. However, frequent traffic congestion means that the journey often takes one hour or longer. Those unfamiliar with the local driving etiquette are advised to hire a car with a driver.
Local bus companies Primajasa, Cipaganti and DAMRI all provide ground transportation to the city. Route information points can be found in all three terminals and bus stops are sited outside the Arrivals areas. Routes use the Jalan Tol Profesor Sedyatmo, the only major road leading to the city. Worth noting, many Jakarta hotels offer shuttles for their guests.
A recently established rail link to Jakarta's centrally located Manggarai Station is now in service from the Airport Railway Station, which is adjacent to the complex's East Gate.
Taxis and Limos
Many service-providers offer taxis, as well as private minibus, executive and shuttle services. Prices vary, and not all companies are reputable, with Silver Bird and Blue Bird being recommended. Arriving passengers should ensure that their chosen taxi transport is licensed and metered. Executive limo transport can be booked at desks outside the Arrivals exits.