Jakarta Hatta (CGK) Airport

Jakarta Hatta CGK Airport Overview

Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport CGK - also referred to as SHIA - serves the greater City of Jakarta on the densely populated island of Java - in the Republic of Indonesia - and is this country's primary airport - operated by Angkasa Pura II (which also operates the Juanda and Ngurah Rai airports).  In terms of passenger count, the Airport has moved up to number 8 among world-wide airports. 'SHIA' has been voted as having the most on-time flights, and Skytrax placed it in 2014 at number 4 among the World's Most Improved Airports.  However, until the 'new' Terminal 3's extensive renovations have been completed  - it will still suffer from overcrowding.

SHIA Airport is located in Tangeran, Banten, 20 km from the capital City of Jakarta, and is accessible from Jakarta's city center by the Soedyatmo Expressway and by rail from the Manggarai station - Jakarta' central station.

With two very long runways and an esimated yearly passenger count of over 55 milion, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is served by a host of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.


   1.Unless you are using the new rail service (one line linking Manggarai in S.Jakarta to Tanggerang (Banten province) before heading north to the Airport; the other line stretching from Manggarai through Pluit in North Jakarta before going west to the Airport) - it is strongly recommended that you allow at least one hour to get to the airport from central Jakarta, and allow at least 90 minutes after 4pm on any day, but especially onFriday!  If arriving at Jakarta from another city, try to arrive after 9am to avoid the rush hour, as morning commute from the Airport to Jakarta can take 2-3 hrs due frequent flooding, roadwork, etc., and the fact that there is only one road leading into the City.
   2. Departure & Arrivals tax is $35 each!
   3. The  Indonesian Government banned flight ticket sales at its aiports. Airlines and airports had to comply before the April 2015 deadline.    

On-Airport Hotels:
The Jakarta Airport Hotel is on level 2 of Terminal 2, between Concourses D & F (entrance at east end of complex).
The Sasana Angkasa Transit Hotel is in Terminal 1A

Jakarta-Hatta Airport has currently three passenger terminals - T1, T2 & T3.

Present & Future Airport Developments:  Jakarta Airport has only a capacity of handling 22M passengers a year, but is now faced with 60M passengers. Hasty measures such as reactivating Halim Airfield will only cover 1-2M passengers.  Construction of a third long runway starting early 2016, with tentative completion by year-end,  would make 100 air movements per hour possible, whereby the airport could increase its passenger capacity to 85M annually - pending its Master Plan approval. 

The ongoing Airport 'face-lift' includes expansion of T3 (& some at T2), access road, an integrated building linking all 3 terminals, and an automated transportation system linking terminals, shopping mall and hotel:
   1.  Construction on the Integrated Terminal & Rail Link's foundation started late 2014. The station is to measure 7,200 sq.meters - to be completed Dec. 2015.
   2.  T1 & T2 are being expanded to a capacity of 18 & 19 million passengers, respectively - to be completed by 2016.
   3.  T3 is also under renovation & will be expanded  to handle 25 million passengers - six times its former capacity - to be completed 2016.

   4.  The third runway construction - if getting final approval, is to start tentatively early 2016 and be completed by  year-end 2016.
Thereafter Phase 2 will focus on carpark construction intended for the integrated terminal complex, which is to enable rail passengers to travel onwards to either Terminals 1 or 2 and the proposed Sky City area (connected by an automated people mover system). Until the rail link is fully operational, the state-owned DAMRI' s shuttle will maintain services to West, Souh & East Jakarta and Depok.
(Preparations for the new Greenfield Airport in Karwan (east of Jakarta) are taking shape, which should serve West Java with Bandung & Bogor.  Work will start in 2016, but may take up to 10 years to complete.)

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